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Mar
26 Tue
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Kat Edmonson

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE): $20.00
GENERAL ADMISSION DOS (ONLINE): $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION DOS (ONLINE) Public Onsale: March 26, 2019 12:00 AM to March 26, 2019 8:00 PM
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE) Public Onsale: November 12, 2018 10:00 AM to March 26, 2019 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“[Old Fashioned Gal] is a handsome showcase for her songwriting, which has grown ever more confident over the last decade, nostalgic in tone but clear-eyed in the application.” —NPR Music “Songs We Love”


“Kat Edmonson’s Old Fashioned Gal sounds like an alternate soundtrack to an Audrey Hepburn film, 11 self-penned songs of gentle romance and vulnerability in a decades-old style sparkling with modern sensibilities... and then there’s her voice. Part bashful debutante, part starry-eyed fiancée, part world-wise seductress, it possesses a singular expressiveness.” –Associated Press

“An intimate journey from doubt to resolve and implied triumph.” –Billboard

“This is someone who knows what they want to say.” –Relix

“…creating a new Great American Songbook.” –No Depression

"Her blend of traditional jazz and singer-songwriter pop is unusual but not without analogues…Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainwright, Gregory Porter and Edmonson’s longtime champion, Lyle Lovett have all explored similar territory. And there is something so distinctive about Edmonson’s voice and song-writing that she deserves a place among those fellow travelers." –Texas Music

Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter, actor and dancer, Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan. She’s appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released four groundbreaking albums to date. Her newest album, Old Fashioned Gal, is out now on Spinnerette Records. Her tour supporting the full length album continues with major tour stops throughout the U.S.

Of writing Old Fashioned Gal, Edmonson says, “I wrote these songs while holed up in my Brooklyn apartment during the winter of 2016. I had a terrible, reoccurring cold that winter and was often laid up in bed. I’d go back and forth from watching 1930s movies on Turner Classic Movies to working on a song. While writing this album, I realized that I was seeing what looked like scenes from a film in my head—a film not yet made. I ultimately sat down and wrote an entire outline for a screenplay—a musical, of course—with this music, the score. I processed a great deal of self-doubt in order to write this hopeful record. Old Fashioned Gal is about believing in yourself even when it seems no one else will.”

Old Fashioned Gal was entirely written and produced by Edmonson with associate production by band member and drummer Aaron Thurston. It was recorded over several sessions throughout the summer and fall of 2016 at Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn with Grammy winning engineer Fernando Lodeiro. This is her third time working with twenty-two-time Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt who mixed the record at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

The album follows Edmonson’s critically acclaimed 2014 release The Big Picture, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. NPR First Listen described the record, “She’s a savvy student of ‘60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft.” Her 2015 performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” garnered the program’s highest rated viewership since 2006. She recently appeared in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society as a 1930s jazz singer and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.”

Apr
12 Fri
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John Craigie

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE): $15.00
GENERAL ADMISSION DOS (ONLINE): $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE) Public Onsale: January 25, 2019 10:19 AM to April 11, 2019 11:59 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION DOS (ONLINE) Public Onsale: April 12, 2019 12:00 AM to April 12, 2019 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan
Apr
20 Sat
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Martin Sexton w/ Chris Trapper

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADV GA (ONLINE): $25.00
GENERAL ADMISSION DOS (ONLINE): $29.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION DOS (ONLINE) Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 12:00 AM to April 20, 2019 11:59 PM
ADV GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: December 14, 2018 10:00 AM to April 19, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
MARTIN SEXTON
"The real thing, people." -Billboard

Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.

The winter tour begins with an extensive run through Europe then takes Martin across North America trying out new material as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances.

Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.

Chris Trapper is a storyteller. With his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper's first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). Over the past decade, Chris has become a modern day acoustic troubadour, performing over 150 dates a year as a headliner and sharing the stage with the likes of Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and even John Prine himself.
May
4 Sat
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Red Mountain Entertainment presents The Band Perry

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DOS GA (ONLINE): $35.00
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE): $29.50

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE) Public Onsale: February 22, 2019 10:00 AM to May 3, 2019 11:59 PM
DOS GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: May 4, 2019 12:00 AM to May 4, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Grammy® Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry are an unstoppable presence in modern music. Now, after selling two and a half million albums, thirteen million singles, and racking up over a 1.75 billion combined streams of their songs, the story of Kimberly, Reid, and Neil is again evolving in incredible new ways.Since releasing their groundbreaking crossover #1 single “If I Die Young” in 2010 (with its current sextuple-platinum status and 160 million video views), The Band Perry have forged a unique, genre-defying identity and built an international fan base leading to sold-out world tours, five No. 1 Singles on the Billboard Country Chart, a No. 1 single on the Hot AC charts, six songs reaching gold or platinum status, and in 2015, bringing home their first Grammy® Award.
They’ve performed on TV’s biggest stages, from late night’s most influential (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show With James Corden, The Late Show with Letterman) to daytime’s most popular (Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show), and their track “Live Forever “ was the official theme song for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.Known for their boundary-pushing live performances, the band’s combination of music, fashion, and visual art has become a hallmark of their dialogue with their fans and with culture. Their creative efforts boast collaborations with artistic luminaries such as Steven Klein, Nicola Formichetti, and Neil Krug. Even with the extraordinary musical and visual concepts they’ve introduced in their career thusfar, the next era promises to see the band expanding these boundaries yet again.
Most excitingly, The Band Perry have released a highly-anticipated new collection of 5 songs titled COORDINATES, which has received overwhelming acclaim from fans.
The collection seesmusic industry icon Rick Rubin serving as executive producer. The band wrote and produced the songs themselves via their ARTRAT creative house and production collective.
May
9 Thu
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Sean McConnell w/ Madi Diaz

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DOS GA (ONLINE): $15.00
ADV GA (ONLINE): $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADV GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: November 8, 2018 12:09 PM to May 9, 2019 12:00 AM
DOS GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: May 9, 2019 12:00 AM to May 9, 2019 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Rolling Stone – 10 Best Country/Americana Songs of the Week
Sean McConnell, “Secondhand Smoke”
“Sean McConnell is a nostalgic mood, remembering his childhood car rides in the shotgun seat of his dad’s smoke-filled sedan. There’s barely any percussion here, with “Secondhand Smoke” rooting itself instead in puddles of arpeggiated guitar and the stirring swirl of McConnell’s voice. Like Brett Young’s “Mercy” — a chart-topping power ballad co-written by McConnell — “Secondhand Smoke” is both understated and stately, ignoring the usual country-pop fireworks while still delivering a palpable bang.”

Read here: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/10-best-country-americana-songs-of-the-week-jason-isbell-old-dominion-744592/

Madi Diaz has a staggering voice and a gift for poignant melodies and innovative arrangements.
Jun
8 Sat
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The Constant Cohorts w/ Something Else Trio

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADV GA (ONLINE): $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADV GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: March 21, 2019 2:14 PM to June 8, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

“The Constant Cohorts” are quick with humor and sweet with harmony. Singer-songwriters Janet Hall O’Neil and Dan Farmer deliver their unique original tunes with the backing of Marc Navez on standup bass, Kent Peterson on lead guitar and percussionist John Nuckols. You’ll laugh and perhaps shed a tear as they unveil their songs and put a new twist to a few cover tunes. Come along for a musical journey through folk, country, pop, and the blues. There’s something for everyone.


Something Else Trio!
"Music runs deep in these three cousins who have been singing together as the Something Else Trio for 35 years.

As the house band for the former Local Color Cafe, the girls honed and tightened their signature sound to new levels.

Sylvia's sizzling piano and unique vocal arrangements is the secret that makes their music memorable.

They are now opening the evenings at Sugar Creek Supper Club in Hayden, as well as doing appearances around the

Birmingham area."

500 23rd St S
Birmingham, AL
United States
The WorkPlay Theatre was built to make the audience leave saying WOW! WorkPlay has been bringing the most incredible shows to Birmingham for over 15 years. Simply put, it has superb sounding acoustics. Much thought went into everything from the construction of the room, to the dimples in the walls, to the metal railings making the acoustics sound amazing! There is not a bad seat in this listening mecca! The room seats a total of 325 people with a capacity of 450 standing and seated. The theater is primarily a General Admission room, but does offer limited seating and tables. Due to the demand for seating, we have a table reservation program for those who wish to guarantee they have a seat at a show. Sometimes, when you arrive there may be some tables available at a first come, first serve basis, but they go VERY quickly, be sure to guarantee that you have your seat and table in advance of the show. Please contact Amber for more information - amber@seattractions.com.