Tape Date: September 18, 2013
WHEN: September 18, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $25.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / ON SALE NOW
eTown Live Radio Show Taping with Leon Russell and Caitlin Rose at eTown Hall
eTown welcomes Leon Russell to eTown Hall for a live radio show taping of eTown’s internationally syndicated radio variety program. Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include ‘A Song For You’, ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’. Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Recording Excellence in March 2011. Please join us for a special night at eTown Hall with the legend himself, Leon Russell.
Each eTown taping is more than just a live musical performance. It features music, conversations with the visiting artists, as well as an inspiring E-Chievement Award segment that highlights an individual who is going above and beyond to make a difference in his or her community.
eTown welcomes Nashville singer/songwriter Caitlin Rose to our intimate eTown Hall. Her lyrics – visceral, illustrative, witty and wry – are pieces of stories that examine matters of the heart through a unique lens that makes us all see a bit more clearly: from the loneliness of relationships, to palpable dissolving human connectivity, to the loss of love with none of the melodrama. Most acclaimed for Own Side Now, her follow up album The Stand-In (released in March), offers a more confessional side to her music. Rose is an artist who recognizes the power of music, and of melody, to relay emotions and stories in the most gripping way possible.
Rose doesn’t like to categorize her music, but like the great songwriters of our time, what she creates is beyond easy classification. While she often mentions core influences like Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline, she’s constantly absorbing books, movies, cultural ticks: when explaining her writing style, she pulls a quote from famed 1930′s daredevil, Karl Wallenda who said, “being on the wire is life; the rest is just waiting.” The quote is referenced in Bob Fosse’s 1979 semi-autobiographical film, All That Jazz. The film was written and directed by the famed choreographer turned director whose colorful personality and editorial brilliance became a lead inspiration in the making of The Stand-In. Rose uses modern and classic influence to create her own unique sound.
Please join us for the evening to listen to the inspiring and talented Caitlin Rose at our all solar powered eTown Hall.