City Winery Presents: William DuVall (of Alice in Chains) - An Acoustic Evening featuring songs from One Alone at The Cutting Room - 10/23Wednesday, October 23 2019 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
City Winery Presents: William DuVall (of Alice in Chains) - An Acoustic Evening featuring songs from One Alone at The Cutting Room - 10/23
at The Cutting Room
This show will be held at The Cutting Room located at 44 East 32nd NY NY 10016.
While we’re building our new home at Pier 57, we want to do everything possible to stay in the hearts and minds of our incredible fans. During our upcoming hiatus, we’re bringing you “City Winery Presents”: a series of shows and concerts that combine great music, iconic venues, and the singular experience you have come to expect from City Winery.
William DuVall – City Winery Presents at The Cutting Room – October 23, 2019
Few musicians have had a career as artistically diverse and successful as Alice in Chains
frontman, William DuVall. From forming legendary Atlanta hardcore band Neon Christ as a
teenager in 1983 to his tenure with west coast power-punk titans BL’AST!, his cutting-edge
early-nineties work with rock/jazz/experimental group No Walls, co-writing the 1995
worldwide pop radio smash, “I Know,” for Dionne Farris, his role as singer, songwriter,
guitarist, and producer for early-2000s underground rock heroes, Comes With The Fall, all
the way to his 2016 supergroup collaboration, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, with Brent Hinds
(Mastodon) and Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), DuVall has carved out his
unique place in the firmament for over thirty-five years. And all of the aforementioned
highlights are in addition to the Grammy-nominated albums and numerous world tours
he’s done with Alice in Chains.
William DuVall’s first solo album, “One Alone,” is a smoldering, all-acoustic affair. In
contrast to the multi-layered sonic assault comprising most of his discography, “One Alone”
is as sparse and intimate as it gets - part late-night confessional, part living room concert.
As William describes it, “I felt the need to peel everything back. This album is strictly one
voice, one guitar. It reveals the very core of who I am as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.”
The album’s first single, “‘Til The Light Guides Me Home,” is a song of redemption in the
wake of tragedy. Inspired by a family break-up, “‘Til The Light...” also hints at the larger
implications of a planet seemingly descending into chaos.
From the romantic pleas of “Strung Out On A Dream,” “White Hot,” and “Still Got A Hold On
My Heart” to the betrayal of a close friend addressed in “The Veil Of All My Fears,” thes
solo acoustic performances cut right to the raw nerve at the heart of each song. As a
meditation on heartbreak, resilience, and hard-won wisdom, “One Alone” offers rewards
that can’t be found anywhere else by an artist who continues to forge a singular path across
a boundless musical landscape.
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