The Paradise Theatre, Paonia CO
James McMurtry
Paradise Theatre
Paonia, CO
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James McMurtry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  United States - May 25, 2011

The Paradise Theatre presents:
James McMurtry
Live Music ~ Rock

The Paradise Theatre
215 Grand Avenue  Paonia, CO
Contact: Regna Jones by email paoniaparadise@gmail.com; www.paradiseofpaonia.com

The Paradise Theatre welcomes back to the stage, Austin-based artist James McMurtry performing on Wednesday, July 13th in downtown Paonia. Showtime is (9:00) and the doors open at (8:00). Tickets are $20 adv / $25 dos.  Available at KVNF Public Radio, The Paradise Theatre Box Office and Online at www.paradiseofpaonia.com.  

A Texas native, James McMurtry, has long been known as an astute, clear-eyed observer and concise,no-holds-barred chronicler of the human condition. These recent years have found James McMurtry's many skills steadily coalescing into an increasingly substantial, formidable whole: the voice, the tunes, the stories and the musicianship have become elementally interwoven to create the inimitable fabric of a distinct, singular artist who is determined to get to the heart of the matter, shake things up and do whatever it takes to make a difference. In his regular column for Entertainment Weekly, noted author (and passionate rock and roll enthusiast) Stephen King cited McMurtry as "the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation."

The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, released in 1989, was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill.  2005's Childish Things garnered some of the highest critical praise of McMurtry's career and spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for album and song of the year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008's Just Us Kids. The Washington Post noted McMurtry's live prowess: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets." While he insists that the majority of the songs are not political, it is clear that he's not even close to abandoning his burgeoning role as a searing political gadfly.  Recently, McMurtry has performed to audiences across Europe and has a new album Live in Europe which features fellow Texas songwriting legend Jon Dee Graham. For more information or to listen to some of his music, please visit his website at www.jamesmcmurtry.com.  Opening for James is rock talent, Jonny Burke. Don't miss this exceptional artist in an intimate venue.

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Paradise Theatre
215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
United States


Categories

Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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