Shawn Colvin: Steady On 32nd Anniversary Tour | Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 8 PM
Three-time GRAMMY winner Shawn Colvin is returning to the BCT Sunday, April 3 to perform Steady On Acoustic in its entirety, in addition to other favorite songs, in what promises to be a very special evening for her longtime fans.
Colvin’s debut album Steady On, was released in October 1989, a stunning introduction to an artist who quickly established herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. The album was lauded for its confessional songwriting and well-crafted melodies, and for Colvin’s tender and provocative vocals. Colvin received the ultimate acknowledgment for Steady On when she was awarded the GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She swiftly amassed a dedicated and passionate fanbase that supports her to this day.
Lucinda Williams and Her Band | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 8 PM
Singer, songwriter, performer, and legend Lucinda Williams will be at the BCT on April 14 for a performance you won’t soon forget!
After more than forty years of music making, the pioneering, Louisiana-born artist has returned to the gritty blues foundation that first inspired her as a young singer-songwriter in the late 1970s. And after spending the last year on her sold-out “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” 20th Anniversary tour, Williams has reunited with that game-changing 1998 album’s co-producer and engineer Ray Kennedy, recording Good Souls, Better Angels with her ace touring band at his Nashville studio. Lucinda Williams and her band will knock you off your feet with the amazing vocals and killer sound that have become the hallmark of her career.
Portland Cello Project presents Purple Reign | Friday, April 22 at 8 PM
The Pacific Northwest’s premiere alt-classical ensemble is going to turn the BCT purple April 22 by blending their deep textures with the unique harmonic landscape of the artistic power of Prince.
Joined by musicians who have worked with Prince such as Saeeda Wright and Tyrone Hendrix, expect a lively evening of diversely-curated music that influenced or was influenced by The Purple One. Crafted through the wildly innovative arrangements that have made Cello Project a perennial favorite all over the world, PCP brings Bach to Beck alongside classic Prince tributes all without missing a beat.
CANDLEBOX UNPLUGGED | Wednesday, April 27 at 8 PM
Candlebox is going acoustic for their CANDLEBOX UNPLUGGED tour! Candlebox along with special guest Whole Damn Mess are going to bring the house down with their signature rock tunes at the BCT on April 27!
Throw out any preconceived notions you may have about who Candlebox is. Wolves, the band’s seventh album which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Chart, is rife with brutal lyrical honesty and songs that run the gamut from dirty rock stompers to timeless, radio-ready pop-rock tunes. Wolves captures the live energy of a band embracing all its influences and coalescing them down into the most potent form. “These are songs that I love that the band loved. We didn’t stop ourselves from recording anything if we dug it; we allowed each song to dictate to us what it needed musically, instrumentally,” explains singer Kevin Martin. Wolves is a modern rock album that also contains “that really sparkly acoustic, Radiohead kind of dreamy guitar and ethereal stuff; we pulled from everything that inspired us, from Neil Young to brand-new bands.”
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Suzanne Vega | Thursday, April 28 at 8 PM
One of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega is coming to the BCT this spring. Come experience her greatest hits and more on April 28!
Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues. Known for performances that convey deep emotion, Vega’s distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” by The Washington Post, with NPR Music noting that she “has been making vital, inventive music” throughout the course of her decades-long career.
Dar Williams | Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
Folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams is on the road again after releasing her latest album, I’ll Meet You Here, this past October and will grace the BCT stage on April 30.
Williams’ lyrics contain bouquets of optimism, delivered on melodies alternating between beguiling lightness and understated gravity. Dar Williams was always in the right place at the right time for the success she’s had over a 25+ year career. She rose out of the vibrant mid-90’s Boston scene, inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and folk artists, like Patty Griffith, Melissa Ferrick, the Throwing Muses, Vance Gilbert, and Jonatha Brooke. After a year of touring non-stop with her first album, The Honesty Room, in 1994, she was invited by Joan Baez to tour in Europe and The United States.
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