Chris Knight, Kevin Abernathy

#9 Chris Knight Reduced
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KNIGHT TIME AGAIN: Missed folk/rock troubadour Knight yesterday? You have another chance June 5.
Monday June 5, 2023 07:30 PM EDT
Cost: $35 - $40
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CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends: Rough and tumble Kentucky troubadour Knight returns for a two night stand, bringing with him his Mellencamp/Springsteen/Earle/McMurtry-styled rugged tunes about those on the edges of society trying to make it through the week. He’s not as prolific as he used to be — his last album is now four years old — but these gutsy, heart-felt songs from the heartland and his gruff vocals are timeless — and always convincing. — HH

From the venue:

Chris Knight

It’s hard to know how people are gonna react, Chris Knight says of Almost Daylight, his ninth album and first new recording in over seven years. I’ve written songs about a lot of different things going all the way back to my first record, and some folks still think somebody kills somebody is all I write about. Maybe that’s why I was bound and determined to get these particular songs on this album. If people like them, then we’ll be fine. But I wasn’t gonna do it any other way.

For the past 20 years, Chris Knight has only made music his own way. He’s released eight acclaimed albums, played thousands of electrifying live shows and built generations of fervent fans from Texas honky-tonks to Manhattan rock clubs. He’s been hailed as the last of a dying breed...a taciturn loner with an acoustic guitar and a college degree (The New York Times) and “a storyteller in the best traditions of Mellencamp and Springsteen (USA Today). Bottom line, he’s hard-earned his reputation as one of America’s most uncompromising and respected singer/songwriters. And now with Almost Daylight, Knight delivers the most powerful - and unexpected - music of his career.

Almost Daylight is very much a Chris Knight album, familiarly featuring vivid pictures of rural characters, desperate men and hardscrabble survivors. At the same time it’s unlike anything Knight has done before, with formidable testaments to compassion, redemption and even straight-up love. It’s an album both tough and tender, as bare-knuckled as it is open-hearted. “I do think there’s a cohesiveness to this album, Knight explains in his thick Kentucky rasp. The title is key, I suppose. Through all these songs, you could find a theme about seeking shelter.

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