Author Lee Child and Naked Blue – Exploring Jack Reacher Through Music at The Loft - 11/1Thursday, November 01 2018 6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start
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Author Lee Child and Naked Blue – Exploring Jack Reacher Through Music at The Loft - 11/1
at The Loft at City Winery
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VIP Tickets include a signed CD copy
After a decades-long friendship born of unlikely coincidence, a mutual fandom of one anothers' work and a shared love of music and story, best selling author Lee Child and songwriters Jen & Scott Smith (Naked Blue) recently spent some quality time exploring their favorite character, Jack Reacher. The result is a full length album coming at the top of November, 2018. This is Cinematic Americana and some straight up Rock-n-Roll, illuminating Jack Reacher in a new, more personal light.
About Lee Child www.leechild.com
Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment. This November he releases # 23 of the Jack Reacher Series, which includes two films starring Tom Cruise.
Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees or Aston Villa soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.
About Naked Blue www.nakedblue.com
Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene. They’ve made a career of writing, recording and performing, with 6 full length albums and a 7th release due out in November; a collaboration with best selling author Lee Child based on his iconic Jack Reacher character. Scott & Jen's obvious joy & camaraderie on stage together and easy rapport with their audience are the backdrop to their trademark performance, defined by Jen's instantly recognizable smoky & vulnerable voice and Scott's passionate and impeccable guitar work. Over the years they've developed a reputation for great songwriting as well and their songwriting credits include cuts on Evangeline's 'French Quarter Moon', Margaritaville/MCA, Troy Turner's 'Blues on My Back', Telarc Records.
Naked Blue has had the opportunity to work with a host of fine artists; sharing stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann to name a few. Scott & Jen's Wood and Stone Room recording studio and Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat has led to production and collaboration credits on a list of songwriting “who's who” and Mid-Atlantic music luminaries including Jennifer Daniels, Arlon Bennett, Tony Denikos, Wyatt Easterling, Cassidy Ford, Eric Scott, Mary Sue Twohy, We're About 9, ellen cherry, Todd Wright, Jon Carroll, Guggenheim Grotto, Anne McCue, Mary Ann Redmond, Phil Madeira, Beth Wood, Mobtown Moon, Christian Lopez, Paul Pfau, Austin Ellis, Beki Hemingway, Luke Brindley and more.
Their music has been featured in major film & television on most major networks.