Homevibe & eTown present Kris Allen w/ Taylor Carson
- When: October 25, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $20 GA | $80 Reserved VIP | $25 Doors (Plus Applicable Service Fees)
Join us at eTown Hall for an intimate evening of music with Kris Allen & Taylor Carson!
Unlike eTown's Live Radio Show Tapings, our 'Homevibe & eTown present' series are uninterrupted full concerts that take place in eTown's solar-powered home in Boulder, CO, eTown Hall.
Doors at 6:00pm
Show at 7:00pm
On New Year’s Day in 2013, Kris Allen and his then-pregnant wife Katy were in a head-on collision that left the singer/songwriter/guitarist with a career-threatening shattered wrist. In the two years that followed, he underwent three surgeries, re-learned how to play guitar (despite regaining just 30 percent movement in the damaged wrist), recorded his third album, and toured relentlessly – including a two-month-long stint that started just one week after his accident. The American Idol season 8 winner ultimately retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from the collection of songs, Allen’s fourth full-length album Letting You In finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date.
The follow-up to 2014’s Horizons, Letting You In builds off the soulful musicality Allen first showcased with his platinum-selling 2009 single “Live Like We’re Dying,” But with its sophisticated songcraft and vulnerable lyrics, Letting You In reaches a new depth of feeling that infuses each track with undeniable emotional power. “Looking back, I think I tired to put off dealing with my feelings around the accident for as long as I could,” says Allen. “But in the past year I’ve realized how much it all affected me, and that definitely came out in the writing of this album.” Allen recorded in Nashville with producers Konrad Snyder (Mat Kearney, Owl City, Milo Greene), Ian Fitchuk (James Bay, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Griffin House), and Grammy Award-winner Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Steven Curtis Chapman) and made a point of exploring both the bright and dark elements of everyday life.
“There’s almost two different sides to the record,” Allen notes. “On one hand you’ve got these happy love songs, because that’s life – I’m a happily married guy, everything with my family’s really great. But internally I was going through some things and trying to figure out my life, and the rest of the album very much came from that.”
Taylor’s resume boasts well over 1,000 performances and six full-length records released; his two most recent, "With Innocence" 2013 and "Go Amaze" 2016 both debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes charts. 2017 was a studio year for Carson. Thanks to that, Carson released his 7th full-length record, "After the Tamer Has Gone" to critical acclaim in December 2018. "Tamer" debuted at #2 on the iTunes charts and has Carson getting back to his roots.
From the delicate, "I Believe in You" which is a song Carson wrote for his daughter about never letting anything get in the way of her imagination. To "Josephine." A story about a girl who leaves her small town to chase dreams and marquees in the big city. There is always something to fix, but that is surely not what wins out on "After the Tamer Has Gone.”