Thu Jun 20 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House

33157 Camino Capistrano, Suite C San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

$18.00

All Ages

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Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music.  Crystal’s love for music developed at an early age from a need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion, finding a way to mend a mind in turmoil.  For her, music was always the most effective form of catharsis, and she would play for anyone, anywhere. In her own words, “my guitar was an appendage. I couldn’t live without it.”
 
Dead set on a career in music, Crystal moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her days performing underground on subway platforms in between working odd jobs. While in the big city, she broadened her musical horizons and shared her talents with a variety of venues, ultimately auditioning for the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal’s time on the show proved to be well spent, as she immediately left the the soundstage for the recording studio. Since her introduction to the world through television, Crystal has released two LP’s, two EPs,  and several singles. Additionally, she has used her talents to benefit several causes close to her heart, and has become an advocate and inspiration for people living with Type 1 Diabetes.
 
However, it is what’s in front of her, not what’s behind her, that will define Crystal’s personal and professional evolution. The accomplished singer-songwriter is set to release a new project – a live album, recorded at the Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, cleverly titled Alive. Not only is the title a play on words, representing the rawness of the tracks, but it pertains to the place where Crystal currently is in her life.  That place is one of joy, fulfillment, and stability for Crystal and her eight year old son, Tony.
 
To create her newest project, Crystal called on her “chosen family” of musicians. The combination of keeping those she cherishes close to her and taking an honest look at life has resulted in the truest music she has released to date. Crystal has drawn on her various influences —  across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country — to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, and it encompasses many genres without falling neatly into one category. As one of her songwriting partners describes it, Crystal has “a voice like dirt and diamonds.” Her music is intended to bring a positive message of love and light to the world – things that folks will be able to take with them on their own journey, so that they, too, can feel truly alive.
 
Similar to her beginnings, Crystal intends to make music that has healing power, but at this point, she sees far beyond her own troubles. Her live show is a safe space for concertgoers. Attend a Crystal Bowersox show, and you just might see a grown man cry and a child dance simultaneously. You’ll also likely get the chance to meet her personally; Crystal is typically the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the venue. Meeting with the fans and hearing their personal stories is something Crystal considers a blessing in her life.
 
By reliving her own painful moments in song, Crystal hopes to transcend that pain, lifting herself and her audience to a higher place. In the opening lines of “A Broken Wing” she sings, “I know there’s beauty in the burden / And even on my darkest day that sun will shine.” Crystal’s story is one of resilience and perseverance, and it’s evident in every note of her newest release, Alive.

Crystal Bowersox

  • Crystal Bowersox

    Crystal Bowersox

    Country

    ~SINGER/SONGWRITER CRYSTAL BOWERSOX CREATES MOST UPLIFTING AND PERSONAL
    RECORDING YET ON SHANACHIE DEBUT ALL THAT FOR THIS
    Bowersox Takes The Reins On New CD With Producer Steve Berlin, Guest Jakob Dylan & Inspired Cast
    Here’s The Buzz
    “Bluesy and soulful, with a voice incapable of artifice...” -The Washington Post
    “...She has a keen, finely honed pop instinct all her own.” - The New York Times
    “Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country…her best moments are…subtle, with a touch
    of twang and fragility.” – The Chicago Tribune
    Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and
    wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music
    that is refreshing and rare. “I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it
    proud.” It is this fortitude and courageous spirit that resonated with millions night after night when the 2010
    American Idol runner up took the stage. There is a sincerity and authenticity about her that just can’t be
    manufactured. The same can be said about her musical prowess, which has all the markings of a creative force
    to reckon with who is in it for the long haul. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one
    of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from
    Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King. All That
    For This, Crystal Bowersox’s sophomore release and Shanachie Entertainment debut, is a powerful testament
    to her talents as both a singer and songwriter, as well as her unerring musical vision. She confides, “I am more
    proud of this body of work then anything I’ve done before. If this music can move someone to tears or makes
    them smile, then I have really accomplished something. That's all I can ask for.”
    All That For This is Crystal Bowersox’s emancipation from judgment. It is the manifestation of her own
    womanhood and enlightenment won through hard fought battles, failures and triumphs. It is the belief that
    listening to your own inner voice will lead you where you need to be. “I am learning not to judge music and
    myself so harshly and to not allow myself to be swayed by other’s judgment. I'm trying to listen to my own
    instincts more often. I can’t convince someone who doesn't like my music to like it, but for the people who do, I
    want to play them another song,” she says smiling. Until now, the world has witnessed only a portion of Crystal
    Bowersox’s talent, which was channeled through mainstream pop expectations on her debut release, Farmer’s
    Daughter. With the highly anticipated release of All That For This (March 26, 2013), produced by Steve Berlin
    (Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, John Lee Hooker, Raul Malo), Bowersox exposes a new dimension of her music.
    “There are definitely more happier light-hearted moments on this record,” confides the 27-year-old Portland
    transport. “There are also touches of some of the darkest places and emotional states that I've been in my past.
    This album reveals a much more grateful and gracious side of me. It's the next chapter of my life.”
    Bowersox’s new recording is a finely crafted and beautifully arranged tapestry that illustrates the dynamic
    singer’s keen ability to shape a narrative poetically and metaphorically, inviting listeners into her world. “I was
    regularly obliterated by how powerfully Crystal can connect,” says Steve Berlin. “I can say that tears and goose
    bumps were a fairly everyday occurrence."
    All That For This showcases originals and co-writes with the exception of a lone cover by the 90s British Pop
    group, The Sundays, which was suggested by Berlin. “My gut instinct told me it would be beneficial to work
    with Steve and that I would learn something and the record would be all that I wanted,” explains Crystal.
    “Steve brings everything to the table. He is a percussive genius. He thinks of rhythms that would never come to
    me naturally.” Berlin, who admittedly did not watch American Idol and who was not familiar with Crystal,
    quickly became a convert. “I really didn't know what to expect from Crystal as far as songwriting, but one listen
    to the demos and I knew this was no amateur,” says Berlin. “She kind of blew me away with how intelligent
    and soulful her writing was and once we got into the studio it was obvious she had an amazingly deep
    connection to the material."
    All That For This features many first unions but there is one in particular that was a special highlight for the
    singer who is originally from Northwest Ohio. Jakob Dylan joins Crystal Bowersox for a duet on her hypnotic
    country waltz “Stitches.” It was an experience she calls ‘wonderful.’ “I grew up a fan of the Wallflowers,” she
    says. “I can remember wearing my headphones and walking down the property line on my moms farm listening
    to Bringing Down The Horse. What his music did for me was give me a place to escape to when times were
    tough. Working with Jakob was a truly a dream collaboration for me.” Other highlights include the lilting,
    tender and affirming title track where Crystal croons, “All that I’ve been through was just a stepping stone to
    where I’m going to…” She angelically sings about her faith in destiny and shows us that sometimes you just
    have to follow your heart and trust that it will lead you down the right path. “My entire life has been
    serendipitous. Each moment has led me to the next,” she explains. “There is little to question as to how I have
    gotten to this place. I have let myself trust in the universe and my instincts have not led me wrong. I am
    thankful I have learned to listen to my heart the way that I have.”
    Bowersox rejoices on the sweepingly beautiful “Amen for my Friends,” speaking to the blessings of friendship.
    She testifies, “I’ve been down. I’ve been out and nowhere. I’ve been on my knees begging for some kind of
    peace. People come- people go but one thing's for sure, if I need you you’ll be there I know. Amen for my
    friends!” All That For This also includes “Dead Weight,” featuring Crystal’s rich and emotive alto ringing truth
    with the potent lyrics, ”If you don’t know I'll tell you now…Don’t go beating dead horses keep steady your
    course.. if you're holding on to dead weight it's just holding you down.” Crystal penned the song “Till The
    Whiskey’s Gone” with a dear friend of her husband’s, Austin musician Charlie King. She brings the heat on this
    rocked out anthem, as only she can. The zen and funky “Fall Into Place” opens with an insatiable guitar riff and
    Crystal makes her declaration for independence and bares all on the show stopping bluesy number “Moving
    On.” Throughout Bowersox raises the bar as a triple threat adept at shining as a vocalist, composer and
    guitarist. Steve Berlin adds, “She was never anything but amazing. Her time and feel were unerring and that's
    her guitar you hear on every single track!”
    Both Crystal Bowersox and Steve Berlin are Portland based and The City of Roses provided fertile ground for
    their creative vision to germinate. With assistance from recording engineer Jeremy Sherrer, the duo called upon
    many of the city’s finest cutting edge musicians to create an inspiring band. Some of the artists include
    drummer Scott McPherson (Beck, Bright Eyes, She & Him), bassist Dave Depper (Loch Lomond, Blue Giant,
    Mirah), guitarist Paul Rigby (Neko Case, A.C. Newman, Jakob Dylan) pianist/keyboardist Asher Fulero (Halo
    Refuser, Everyone Orchestra) and vocalist and multi instrumentalist Jans Ingber (Norah Jones, Charlie Hunter,
    Joshua Redman, Art Neville). “I’ve met a lot of great people working on this record,” states Bowersox. “From
    my musical peers and others in Portland, I have learned so much from their attitudes about life and their work
    ethic. It’s easier going here and that is something I really needed to incorporate into my life.”
    As early as eight, Crystal Bowersox has recollections of hitting the karaoke hot spots with her mom, performing
    Patsy Cline hits among others. She recalls, “Music was always there and there wasn’t anything else I ever
    wanted to do.” Although the spotlight shone on Crystal when she appeared on American Idol, she was already a
    seasoned veteran of the folk circuit before she was on the show. She began performing regularly at ten and by
    her teens she was gigging steadily. In 2004 she relocated to Chicago where she spent several years honing her
    skills on Chicago’s North Side, busking at train stations and performing at clubs and bars, as well as
    internationally.
    2010 was a big year for Bowersox who placed second in one of the nation's biggest singing competitions,
    married fellow musician and friend Brian Walker, and released her critically heralded Farmer’s Daughter. Her
    recording debut was a powerfully moving and personally revealing recording that dealt with real life issues
    including childhood abuse, love and life’s everyday challenges.
    Crystal shares, “I feel like I’m finally achieving a sense of balance in my life and it's making itself evident in
    my new material. My career is really still in its infancy and the possibilities are limitless. The silvery residue
    from Idol has faded a bit and now it's all about what's true and real in my world. I'm paying way more attention
    to the things that really matter and making more of my decisions based in kindness and love. My son has taught
    me so much about that, how strong I can be, even in my weakest moments.” In 2012, Crystal was featured on
    Blues Traveler's release, Suzie Cracks the Whip, where she performed a lively duet with Harmonica virtuoso
    John Popper on the song "I Don't Wanna Go." She also quietly released an acoustic five song EP titled Once
    Upon a Time with long time friend, bassist and collaborator Frankie May. The material featured pre-American
    Idol recordings.
    Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age six, Crystal Bowersox has played an active role in advocating awareness
    and education for the disease. “Initially I did not want to dive into that role and tell the world. There were some
    issues of shame and embarrassment. It’s a lonely disease, you feel like you’re the only one who has it
    sometimes,” she says. “I want people to know that they are not alone and that people from all walks of life have
    to deal with Type 1 Diabetes. I know what kids and adults with this disease are going through. I want people to
    know that it is important to know how to care for your body. I am happy to be a voice. It brings joy to my world
    to be able to help people.”
    A busy mom who delicately juggles motherhood and a thriving music career, Crystal admits that the challenge
    is not always easy. Understanding the importance of taking care of oneself and finding balance, she manages to
    find the time to knit and do yoga, which she says has helped with both her blood sugar and performances. She
    also loves to put her culinary skills to the test and has even thought about putting together her own cookbook.
    She adds, “I am health conscious and I do my best to take care of my body in every way I can.” She also
    believes in taking care of our planet. “Somehow this year I plan to wean our household off fossil fuel. Not sure
    how quite yet but it's something that's important to me, and most important for my son, and all of our children.”
    One of the most admirable attributes about Crystal Bowersox is her down-to-earth, no-nonsense, what-you-see
    is-what-you-get vibe. She honestly loves the exchange with her audience and is thrilled to be hitting the road in
    support of All That For This. “There is a world of difference when you get to meet people, look into their eyes,
    hear their stories, share your own and make a connection. You can’t beat that.” With a new CD, national tour
    and some high profile acting ambitions in sight for 2013, it looks like the sky is the limit. Bowersox concludes,
    “I hope this music thing works out because I am a really bad waitress. I am rooting for music!”
     

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Crystal Bowersox

Thu Jun 20 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
Crystal Bowersox

$18.00 All Ages

Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music.  Crystal’s love for music developed at an early age from a need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion, finding a way to mend a mind in turmoil.  For her, music was always the most effective form of catharsis, and she would play for anyone, anywhere. In her own words, “my guitar was an appendage. I couldn’t live without it.”
 
Dead set on a career in music, Crystal moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her days performing underground on subway platforms in between working odd jobs. While in the big city, she broadened her musical horizons and shared her talents with a variety of venues, ultimately auditioning for the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal’s time on the show proved to be well spent, as she immediately left the the soundstage for the recording studio. Since her introduction to the world through television, Crystal has released two LP’s, two EPs,  and several singles. Additionally, she has used her talents to benefit several causes close to her heart, and has become an advocate and inspiration for people living with Type 1 Diabetes.
 
However, it is what’s in front of her, not what’s behind her, that will define Crystal’s personal and professional evolution. The accomplished singer-songwriter is set to release a new project – a live album, recorded at the Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, cleverly titled Alive. Not only is the title a play on words, representing the rawness of the tracks, but it pertains to the place where Crystal currently is in her life.  That place is one of joy, fulfillment, and stability for Crystal and her eight year old son, Tony.
 
To create her newest project, Crystal called on her “chosen family” of musicians. The combination of keeping those she cherishes close to her and taking an honest look at life has resulted in the truest music she has released to date. Crystal has drawn on her various influences —  across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country — to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, and it encompasses many genres without falling neatly into one category. As one of her songwriting partners describes it, Crystal has “a voice like dirt and diamonds.” Her music is intended to bring a positive message of love and light to the world – things that folks will be able to take with them on their own journey, so that they, too, can feel truly alive.
 
Similar to her beginnings, Crystal intends to make music that has healing power, but at this point, she sees far beyond her own troubles. Her live show is a safe space for concertgoers. Attend a Crystal Bowersox show, and you just might see a grown man cry and a child dance simultaneously. You’ll also likely get the chance to meet her personally; Crystal is typically the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the venue. Meeting with the fans and hearing their personal stories is something Crystal considers a blessing in her life.
 
By reliving her own painful moments in song, Crystal hopes to transcend that pain, lifting herself and her audience to a higher place. In the opening lines of “A Broken Wing” she sings, “I know there’s beauty in the burden / And even on my darkest day that sun will shine.” Crystal’s story is one of resilience and perseverance, and it’s evident in every note of her newest release, Alive.

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Terms & Conditions

There is a Two Drink Minimum per person unless you have made a Dinner Reservation.

Dinner reservations get you reserved priority seating for the entire evening that is in front of general admission seating and closer to the stage. There is no additional cost to make a dinner reservation but you are required to purchase a minimum of $15 in dinner the night of the show EXCLUDING DRINKS with your food server. Dinner reservations require you arrive no later than 1 hour after the doors open. To make a dinner reservation please call 949-496-8930.

ALL SALES ARE: FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE