Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:00 PM CDT
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
21 years and over
Lee DeWyze VIP ticket includes: A ticket to the show, early entry into venue,meet-and-greet / photo opportunity with Lee and a 2-song intimate acousticperformance. Begins 30 minutes before doors open
Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut -- Frames, in the summer of 2013.
What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.
"I hunkered down and wrote an album," the Chicago native explains. "I wanted to take it back to what I'm really about, which is writing emotionally charged, meaningful songs. It wasn't like I wanted to find a label and then decide what kind of album to make. I knew what kind of album I wanted to make and knew I could make. It's going back to the kind of music I've always loved. I grew up listening to Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel--folk-based acoustic music. Don't get me wrong--my experience on the show was great. But for someone like me and the kind of music I make, that only takes you so far. It feels really good to get back to the grass roots of what I'm about. The way I see it, everything that's happened throughout my career has happened so that I can make this record."
The show DeWyze is referring to is American Idol, which he won in 2010.
DeWyze played guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo and drums during the recording sessions, during which he collaborated with renowned producer/songwriters Toby Gad, Drew Pearson, Matthew Wilder and Phil Allen, as well as mixer extraordinaire Jim Scott. "I've never felt a connection with my music, more than I do right now," DeWyze says, making no effort to hide his excitement. "It's a very real thing, and it feels right." ...read more www.shankhall.com