HOLLYWOOD, CA – Consummate Soul Man Chris Pierce appears as Reverend Tall Tree in an original work for the stage, Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019 at MOLLY MALONE’S. Doors/6:30pm Showtime/7:30pm
Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera, created by musician Chris Pierce & veteran writer/director Mark Malone (Bulletproof Heart, Hoods, The Last Ship, Dead Heat, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is a tale told in twenty-one songs, following the journey of a fictional street preacher, many years ago in the American Deep South. A story of love, sorrow, earthy humor, and finally, redemption, we accompany Reverend Tall Tree as he plies his trade (leading street revival meetings) in the dusty small towns of the lower Mississippi valley. And then one moonlit night on the road, his life changes-- when the Reverend finds himself falling in love… with a fallen woman.
Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera is a high energy evening of song played by an all-star quartet comprised of electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, upright bass, and drums. In homage to tent revival healing crusades of the early-mid twentieth century, the audience is transformed into a singing, stomping, clapping and sometimes crying “congregation”.