Chris Knight, Robbie Jay

Thu Nov 29 2012

8:30 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Beachland Tavern

15711 Waterloo Road Cleveland, OH 44110

$17.00

All Ages

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It's said there used to be a time in the United States of America when you truly got what you paid for, straight-up, no trickery or hidden clauses involved. In today's day and age you can still get that with country singer/songwriter Chris Knight Chris Knight, meanwhile, hails from Kentucky, where his blue-collar musical insights have made him a name of note in the country music game. There's nothing primped or pretty about this Slaughter, KY, native. He's just got a way of interlacing stories and melodies, all with the simple power of his voice and guitar. Chris’ latest is called Little Victories, and isn’t that what real country music should provide during these plastic end times? “Knight continues to be one of the best songwriters in any genre of music, and the songs here are a celebration of the reality of rural America. They’re a picture of resilience and, if not prosperity, then at least peace with your lot in life and a desire to make the best of it.” (Fred Phillips, Something Else). Youngstown native Robbie Jay opens.

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Chris Knight
Robbie Jay

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    Ten years and five acclaimed albums into one of the most uncompromising careers in American music, the singer/songwriter whose work has been compared to Prine, Cash and Nebraska-era Springsteen by some the toughest music writers in America may have finally conquered his most demanding critic of all: himself.

    “Right now, this is my favorite record,” Chris Knight says of his new album, Heart Of Stone. “It might just be my best. For some reason, there’s a cohesiveness here that’s not like anything I’ve done before. But at the same time, it’s not real predictable. There’s a lot of texture to it as well, but it’s a simple record. I don’t know how that happened. But I know it when I hear it.”

    Then again, Knight has always been an artist of fierce instinct and uncommon paradox. A former strip-mine reclamation inspector, Knight still lives in the rural coal town of Slaughters, Kentucky (population 200) where he was born and raised. But it’s been on record – as well as everywhere from rowdy Texas roadhouses to hushed New York City theaters – where Chris has forged the reputation for a stark and often-ferocious honesty that led one writer to call his music “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road.”

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Beachland Ballroom

Chris Knight
Robbie Jay

Thu Nov 29 2012 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Beachland Tavern Cleveland OH
Chris Knight, Robbie Jay
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$17.00 All Ages

It's said there used to be a time in the United States of America when you truly got what you paid for, straight-up, no trickery or hidden clauses involved. In today's day and age you can still get that with country singer/songwriter Chris Knight Chris Knight, meanwhile, hails from Kentucky, where his blue-collar musical insights have made him a name of note in the country music game. There's nothing primped or pretty about this Slaughter, KY, native. He's just got a way of interlacing stories and melodies, all with the simple power of his voice and guitar. Chris’ latest is called Little Victories, and isn’t that what real country music should provide during these plastic end times? “Knight continues to be one of the best songwriters in any genre of music, and the songs here are a celebration of the reality of rural America. They’re a picture of resilience and, if not prosperity, then at least peace with your lot in life and a desire to make the best of it.” (Fred Phillips, Something Else). Youngstown native Robbie Jay opens.