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Date: Thursday, January 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please be seated by 6:50 p.m.)
Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Be part of the studio audience for Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live variety show featuring music guests CW Stoneking and the Vaden Landers Band! Kris Truelsen and his house band Bill & the Belles will also perform.
C.W. Stoneking is an artist for whom ‘unexpected’ is probably the default setting. How else to describe such a fine purveyor of American roots music who also happens to be a towering, youthful-faced white Australian man? He surprises first-time listeners, throws curveballs at long-time fans, and everything he does contains at least some background level of bafflement for all involved.
There are multitudes in Stoneking’s music. It’s probably easiest to describe him as a ‘blues artist,’ but the term disguises what makes his music special. There’s so much in there. A 1920s pre-war blues sound is key, but there’s almost equal helpings of New Orleans jazz, jug band music, hokum, country and calypso, and he’s lately brought in elements of jump jive, early rock’n’roll and gospel. His gift is that he brings them all together without anything sounding out of place. He finds the strands that connect all of these different styles and gently braids them together.
Vaden Landers is a 25 year old multi-instrumentalist from eastern Tennessee. As a teen he began traveling America’s highways and railroads, studying American folk music styles such as Old-time, Country, Blues, Cajun & Jug. With a voice like a young Hank Williams, and an acute musical attention to detail, he plays with an authenticity that he hopes will spread the knowledge of American culture and music through his own.