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EDDIE OWEN PRESENTS AT THE RCT - Garrison Starr & David Berkeley
Not so long ago, GARRISON STARR hit the road supporting Steve Earle, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Melissa Etheridge. No surprise, then, that she's learned a thing or two about crafting a great story. Starr regularly pinches a sleight of hand or passing sound bite and turns it into a rich character assessment.
The Mississippi native struck a major chord on 2002's hallmark Songs From Take-Off to Landing. Breezy tunes like "Big Sky", "At the Heart of This Thing" and "Knucklehead" brought together the independent integrity of Triple-A radio and the polished smile typically aimed at mainstream play. Everything internal-head, heart and hope-worked on a universal scale. The liner notes photo accompanying her acknowledgments spoke volumes: Captured screaming jubilantly, Starr, both hands locked with heavy-metal horns, seems through the clouds. It was a profound high. In the years since, Starr has made the road her home and garnered a passionate and loyal following. From her adopted home of Los Angeles to NYC, Nashville to Miami - Starr has crisscrossed the country and continued to entrench herself as a sure fire draw in the indie pop / rock space. Ever the media darling, Starr's focus has never been on their fickle pen, but turned instead to a direct relationship with her fans. Many offer adoration specifically for her consistency, and Starr's genuine, earthy songwriting approach makes it easy to keep rooting-fists clenched and shaking for more artistic evolution. Her songs seem effortless, absolutely unselfconscious and suggest the next time out she might reach the sky again. "This is really how I feel," Starr sings through on "Spectacle" from her last release, The Girl That Killed September", and I'm gonna scream until it's real." Now, that's more like it.
DAVID BERKELEY is a romantic realist, known for his ability to look at the human condition in all its complexity and give us luminous songs full of sunshine and anguish, melancholy and delight. He brings the people and situations he sings about to vibrant life with a warm, rich tenor that often slips into an aching falsetto to underline the overwhelming emotions that can move us to tears or laughter. Daytrotter's, Sean Moeller, explains Berkeley best - “He deals with the tales of men struggling to figure out what it all means out there in the cold, cruel world, and where it all fits... The songs on Strange Light, while mostly downtrodden and beat up, are affirming and full of something much more than just mild intrigue.”
While living in a 35-person village in the mountains of Corsica, David Berkeley wrote the most haunting and powerful music of his life. Upon returning to America, he began recording a collection of these songs. The result, to be released in January 25, 2011, is Berkeley’s 4th studio album, Some Kind of Cure, rich with the images from that Mediterranean island and even the sounds of the village church bell and Corsican singers that David recorded while there. Produced by Will Robertson and entirely fan-funded, the album features Peter Bradley Adams on piano, Kevin O’Donnell (Andrew Bird) on drums, Kim Taylor (Over the Rhine) on background vocals, and Lex Price (Mindy Smith) on mandolin and guitars. Berkeley’s philosophic and poetic lyrics have always set him apart from other singers of his generation. These songs feature his best writing yet, from the private whispers of a father to a son in the heartbreaking closing ballad “Winter Winds” to the roadside romance in the uptempo “Parachute.” His “lustrous melancholy” voice, as described by the New York times, has never sounded better. Berkeley has also written an accompanying book of short stories (one for each song), 140 Goats and a Guitar, the Stories Behind Some Kind of Cure, to be released in conjunction with the album.
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More About Red Clay Theatre
Red Clay Theater is a performance venue located on Main Street in Duluth. The location offers a wide range of shows and puts on various productions, including professional and community theater. It has free parking and also holds music performances, including folk music and songwriters. Check the main website for details on upcoming events or for information on getting involved in the theater.
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