James McMurtry
Patrick Sweany opensThursday, April 28, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Texastentialist singer-songwriter $24.50 advance / $26.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
April 28 8:00 pm

Come experience what the Village Voice describes as the "Texastentialist panorama" of James McMurtry, son of ac- claimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment). James, who grew up in Texas on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records, has evolved into his own unique brand of deep-voiced Southern white independent songwriting folk-country rocker with great guitar licks, a great voice, and great lyrics. "He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets," says the Washington Post, adding, "What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player."

His first album, released in 1989, marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects including Childish Things (2005) which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart and won the Americana Music Awards for album and song of the year, respectively. His craft is constantly informed and inspired by over twenty years of relentless touring, performing over 150 shows a year.

What would it sound like if you combined the grit of The Black Keys with the deep wail of Eddie Hinton? Find out as Patrick Sweany, performing solo for his Freight & Salvage debut, opens the show with his intricate Piedmont-style picking and deep soul vibe.

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