Rodney Crowell with Special Guest Joe Robinson

Paramount Bristol Presents

Rodney Crowell with Special Guest Joe Robinson

Sat, June 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Paramount Bristol

Bristol, TN

32 - 57

Rodney Crowell Trio
Rodney Crowell Trio
Rodney Crowell has been doing this for a while. His record-making, dates back to 1978 (when he released Ain’t Living Long Like This), peaked commercially a decade later (with Diamonds & Dirt, which yielded five number-one country hits), and has only grown in sophistication and power in recent years. He is also a fiercely lyrical and personal songwriter, which has attracted the attention of everyone from Bob Seger to Keith Urban.

Fifty years after Crowell first started playing as a teen in Houston garage bands, he still believes in the power of songs, and the responsibility of singing them. “The interesting thing about that garage band back then is that we would go from ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ by the Beatles to ‘Honky Tonkin’’ by Hank Williams. In southeast Texas those songs fit side by side. ‘Drinkin’ Wine Spo-de-o-dee’ went right next to ‘Crossroads’ by Cream. That was the beauty of it, that all of that existed side by side.” Crowell finds himself going back to that music, but also going even earlier. “Recently, I think—I hope—that my study of the blues is starting to show up in my music. Those artists, whether it’s Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker or the acoustic Delta players, connected to something fundamental. With that in mind, I’m trying to move forward but also get back there.”

Joe Robinson: Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own.
Venue Information:
Paramount Bristol
518 State Street
Bristol, TN, 37620
http://www.paramountbristol.org/