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Rodney Crowell (Trio)
May 1 @ 7:30pm
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And that’s why Rodney Crowell, who completed an astonishing personal pilgrimage
from great American songwriter to laudable author with his 2011 memoir “Chinaberry
Sidewalks,” stands apart.

And just who IS Rodney Crowell?
  • The wiry and slender guitarist in Emmylou Harris’s first Hot Band?
  • The young protégé of Guy Clark and Mickey Newbury?
  • The icy cool country star and Grammy winner of the 1980s?
  • The longtime professional partner and husband of Rosanne Cash?
  • The Cherry Bombs bandmate of Vince Gill and Tony Brown?
  • The comeback kid of the 2000s whose incisive, quasi-autobiographical album cycle
    (The Houston Kid [2001];  Fate's Right Hand [2003]; and The Outsider [2005] )
    secured him a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana
    Music Association?

All of th
at.............and MUCH more.
In “Chinaberry Sidewalks,” his acclaimed book, we get a portrait of the artist as young man and boy, a story that’s more than incidental to
the artist he’d become. We recognize the wrinkles and complexities  and wounds that would make his lyrics so relatable and shaded. We
discover why Crowell has said that in the genetic mingling of his articulate, word-loving mother and his country musician father, he believes
he was born to write songs.

Songs that set a benchmark for commercial success and lifelong artistic ambition, and integrity in country music, including:
  • “Til I Gain Control Again”
  • “I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This”
  • “Song For The Life”
  • “Ashes By Now”

And many, many more.

He’s had songs as an artist or writer in the top ten in every decade since the 1970s, including latter-day landmarks “Please Remember Me”
and “Making Memories of Us.”

He’s a
Grammy Award winner, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement
Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association
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He led the way as a recording artist, achieving a dazzling run of radio hits in the 1980s, followed by a series of more personal albums in the
2000s that secured his place as much more than a chart topper.

And he's coming to AMSDconcerts!!!!!!!!!!
Great songwriters are said to reveal themselves through their work; their candor and transparency of soul is the key to the listener’s
empathic heart and the culture’s admiration. But the lions of country songwriting, idolized and covered in magazines as they are, can
sometimes feel like statues carved in marble, not fleshy, visceral human beings who’ve been scared, scarred and small just like us.
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In 1978, Tim co-founded the bluegrass group Hot Rize and Western Swing alter-egos Red
Knuckles and the Trailblazers
. Hot Rize was named Entertainer of the Year 1990 by the
International Bluegrass Music Association
, and their song Colleen Malone was named
IBMA’s Song of the Year in 1991
.  Tim won IBMA’s Male Vocalist of the year in 1993, and
again in 2005, when he also won song of the year for Look Down That Lonesome Road.

Tim’s songs have been recordeed by numerous artists, including New Grass Revival,
Nickel Creek, Garth Brooks, and the Dixie Chicks.  He had top ten country hits in 1989
and 1990 with Kathy Mattea’s versions of Hot Rize songs Walk The Way The Wind Blows
and Untold Stories.
Landmark solo releases include a Grammy nominated set of bluegrass Dylan covers (Red On Blonde), the Celtic/Appalachian fusion of The
Crossing, and
2005’s Grammy winning Fiddler’s Green.

Tim’s toured and recorded with, and produced, artists including:  Steve Earle’s Bluegrass Dukes; Mark Knopfler; Darrell Scott; Laurie Lewis,
Mollie O’Brien, the Yonder Mountain String Band, the Infamous Stringdusters, and many others. He’s recorded and performed with The
Chieftains, Joan Baez, Dierks Bentley, Bill Frisell, and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He contributed to the movie soundtrack of O
Brother, Where Art Thou? as well as those of Cold Mountain, and The Blob.

A collaboration with Jerry Douglas, Sean Camp and others -The Earls Of Leicester -
won both a Grammy as well as IBMA’s Record of the
Year in 2015
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And somehow he still has time to play at AMSDconcerts!!!!
Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and started playing folk and rock music on guitar at age 12.
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While on tour in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, sharing his brand of Blues to people
far and wide, and a week before heading north of the Arctic Circle to a children's home in
Greenland to perform for the visiting Queen of Denmark, Guy Davis was tagged with the
moniker, "The Ambassador of the Blues".  It seems fitting, for Guy is more than willing to
take his love of this truly American art-form to the four corners of the globe.  

Guy's influences are as broad and varied as his travels, from Blind Willie McTell and Fats
Waller, to Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal, from Zora Neale Hurston, Garrison Keillor, to Ossie
(his father) and Laura (his grandmother) Davis. He's a musician, composer, actor, director,
and writer who blends all of his experiences to convey his love of the music.  

He has received accolades and praise for his performance off-Broadway as the legendary
Robert Johnson in “Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil.”, winning the Blues Foundation's
"Keeping the Blues Alive Award”.  Likewise, he received rave reviews for his appearance on
Broadway in “Finian's Rainbow,” playing the part originally played by the legendary Sonny
Terry in the 1947 production.
  • Guy's album, "Juba Dance" spent a couple of months at Number 1 on the Blues Charts of the "Roots Music Report" in late 2013-early 2014
  • Philadelphia's "City Paper" picked "Juba Dance" as the Number 1 Roots Album of the year.
  • Guy received two important nominations for the Blues Awards - Best Acoustic Blues Artist, and Best Acoustic Blues Album.
Guy has been nominated for nearly a dozen Blues Awards, and has released nine acclaimed albums on Redhouse Records, as well as three on
his own label.  He self-released an "Audio Play", two-CD collection of his one-man play, "The Adventures of Fishy Waters.  
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The combination of Kerrville New Folk Songwriter Award winner, Jeff Berkley,
and stand-out wordsmith,
Calman Hart, creates a pairing that has become one
of the premier acoustic duos touring the country.

Every Berkley Hart show is packed with entertainment as the duo combines
their natural down-home humor with poignant, delicate, masterfully crafted
lyrics delivered with stunning harmony and musicianship. Between songs, the
obvious camaraderie between these two top songwriters shines as they play off
each other in what can only be called genuine comedy.

Add in virtuoso playing from both Jeff Berkley (guitar) and Calman Hart
(guitar, harmonica) and its easy to see why the two have become live favorites.
Berkley Hart have found something that works.
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Sink Or Swim
"There would be a major void in the San Diego music scene without Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart."
~ George Varga - San Diego Union Tribune
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