Augustana: Dan Layus Solo Tour
Thursday, November 11th
at Thunderbird Music Hall
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian
Doors @ 7:00pm
Show @ 8:00pm
*Must show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 48 hours of show, upon entry*
Dan Layus has fronted Augustana as it's singer and primary songwriter since its formation in 2002. Building a dedicated following of fans off the backbone of hits like "Boston," "Sweet and Low" and "Steal Your Heart,"
The most recent LP release AUGUSTANA-LIVE (RECORDED FROM A LIVESTREAM EVENT)
was recorded live in December of 2020 and released in March of 2021. The concert recording was a long awaited arrival for fans of the band, who'd never released a live album until that point. In a solo performance setting, Dan Layus plays through some of the most well loved music from the groups catalogue in a chronological order. The concert is intimate and authentic, nuanced and powerful. He makes the songs feel experienced and lived in, and cements a moment into a recording that mirrors what he's done on stages across the world for so many years.www.johnrobert.com
John-Robert's quietly thrilling, intimately earnest songs reflect the young artist's most salient qualities: He's reverent, humble and -- at the same time -- ambitious. His heart-on-sleeve lyrics reflect his journey from small-town boy to big-city singer, songwriter, and producer. And his music, effortlessly flowing from sparse bedroom folk to sweeping modern pop, captures all the vivid emotions that popped up on that road from his tiny Shenandoah Valley, Virginia hometown to his current homebase of Los Angeles. Honesty and vulnerability have kept John-Robert grounded even as his star has risen out west, where he was signed at the age of 19 by the taste-making Ricky Reed, the Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter known for aiding Lizzo's rise.
"I admire people who are way above my level," says John-Robert in a characteristic mix of deference and drive. "I'm just trying to hop onto that tier and be one of their contemporaries."