News Rock 14/11/2012

Chris Knight - The Ballroom At The Taft Theatre

Chris Knight - The Ballroom At The Taft Theatre

Cincinnati, OH (Top40 Charts/ Taft Theatre) Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Chris Knight continues to tour behind his latest Little Victories, and will perform in The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre on February 13th.

General admission tickets, $17 ADV & $22 DOS (plus applicable fees), go on sale this Friday November 16th at 10 AM at,, the Taft Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

Chris Knight's story begins six miles outside of Slaughters, Kentucky, a remote coal-mining town of 200 people where Knight was raised and still lives with his wife and children on 40 wooded acres. Chris graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1984 with a degree in agriculture and began working for the state as a strip-mine reclamation inspector. Following his mother's death in 1992, he began writing songs about the people, places and pain that he's seen, known and continues to live. His carefully honed character sketches and surely paced narratives evoke real rural life more accurately and honestly than anything you'll hear on pop-country radio —not just the glory and the romance of ordinary Southern existence, but the darkness and the disappointments. Chris Knight's characters have dirt under their fingernails and life behind their eyes. His live shows stay with you like a long hot summer.

Reaction to his 1998 debut album Chris Knight - which included the hit Americana and AAA tracks "It Ain't Easy Being Me," "Framed" and "Love And A .45" - was immediate, with writers nationwide comparing him to everyone from John Prine and Neil Young to Johnny Cash and Nebraska-era Springsteen. Chris' last studio albums: "Enough Rope" and "Heart Of Stone" stand as unprecedented testaments to Knight's artistic evolution, as well as the albums that have finally kicked down the doors of success on Knight's own terms. "When you have you have something that qualifies as a successful artistic endeavor," says Gary Nicholson (Grammy-winning producer known for his work with artists ranging from Wynonna to Delbert McClinton.), "it shows the commonality of human experience. That's what Chris is a master at: He's able to invite you into his world and you're able to identify with the same emotions he's expressed. He consistently pulls that off like never before." "Breakthrough music always defies the norm," says Ray Kennedy (renowned producer/engineer for Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Mellencamp, etc) explains, "The longest running careers are the ones that rub against the grain and don't fit in. I think Chris Knight is one of the premiere singer/songwriters of our time and it's way past time that the rest of the world finds that out. If there's any justice in the world, he will be held up as one of the greatest singer/songwriters out there."

Frank Liddell (Chris' first producer of the self titled: "Chris Knight" and producer of Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, etc) spearheaded the release of "The Trailer Tapes" and "Trailer II", early acoustic recordings capturing the artist in his true element before any possible influence from the Nashville community. A true pioneer, in the school of Lomax's field recordings, Frank documented Chris' body of work. "These tapes are like an amazing photograph out of an old Life Magazine, before Photoshop or fancy editing tricks, Liddell says. "What Chris was doing could be harsh, like coffee or whiskey, but he is the most honest writer I've ever heard in my life".

Chris Knight is sometimes dark, often intense and always without compromise. He is an artist that unfolds with the power and fury of Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road.

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

Most read news of the week
Floor Jansen In Birmingham
Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted And Swizz Beatz Featuring Chris Brown And Ludacris To Perform On "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards
Edward Polochick Leads BSO And Concert Artists Of Baltimore Chorale In 30th Anniversary Performance Of Handel's Messiah
AMS to Give Away Brad Paisley Autographed Fender Black Paisley Telecaster Guitar and Custom Paisley '65 Deluxe Reverb Amp
Australia's Largest Youth/young Adult Movement Planetshakers Releases Limitless CD/DVD Jan. 15
Mario Venzago Leads Award - Winning Cellist Sol Gabetta And BSO In Elgar's Cello Concerto, Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Songs By Brasilian Jazz/Blues Artist Beatrice Mason Hit #41 On & #19 On CMJ Music World Album Chart
Indie Hip-Hop/ Rap Artist DMaze's New Single "Tonight" Moves Up Billboard's Hot RnB And Hot Singles Chart By Aileen Maybelle D. Cortez
Chief Keef Prepares For Release Of Finally Rich, His Major Label Debut Album
John Sarhianakis - How Many Boxes (live)
Chae Hawk & Grabbitz Release The Mixtape "Chae Hawk & Grabbitz"
Sony Unveils 8 Hours/Taylor Swift, A Limited Edition Book Shot By Famed Photographer Nigel Barker
Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol.217 Hosted By Hip-hop Artist Stalley
Don't Miss - Courrier On Tour/Hit Songs Featured On Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, 90210
Afrojack to Perform Live DJ Set on SiriusXM's Electric Area

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0365720 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0091464519500732 secs
Members Area