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An Evening With Anders Osborne
Rives Theatre
Martinsville, VA
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An Evening With Anders Osborne
An Evening with Anders Osborne
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
$30 adv // $35 day of show
Rives Theatre
215 E. Church St.
Martinsville, Va.

The  depth of ones  life is evident through their music. The more sorrow, laughter and adventure experienced, the more interesting curves and crevices are carved into an artists songs. The miles traveled leave rich lines in the verses that only time, misadventure, and hard-won wisdom can produce. Anders Osborne is a map of intensely felt, passionately engaged living,  a fractured but healing topography of heartbreak and hope for fellow travelers to explore. Osbornes music is redolent of the blues bathed in West Coast sunshine and brotherly compassion, a  torchbearer for rocknroll with blood in its veins and a heart in its hands. His long awaited new full length, Spacedust & Ocean Views, offers up graceful songwriting and signature guitar work on one of the strongest releases in  his  storied career. A strong sense of place runs through the album. From an evocation of geography to a questioning of ones place in the universe, big ideas are condensed in thoughtful, smoothly swinging ways. Its  the album his fans have been waiting for - one that only he can deliver. These twelve songs speak about places dear to me, places I feel something profound about, but theres also the presence of the universe, explains Osborne. I think one of the main struggles we all face is the separation from unity. I want to understand how I can feel unified with the world and others, with the universe writ large. I can arrange the ideas intellectually but the feeling of longing remains. The whole thing is a mystery, sometimes a sad, baffling mystery and sometimes very enchanting, but overall I just dont understand and want to desperately. Thats what this music is, an attempt to understand it all." And what an attempt it is. Producer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Iggy Pop) uses Osbornes seasoned, searching voice like a river running through the song  cycle. Its a distinctly human element that continually tenderizes the listener as his sinewy, emotionally charged guitar dances with longtime bassist Carl Dufrene, guitar foil Scott Metzger (Joe Russos Almost Dead), and the shared drumming of Brady Blade and Tony Leone. New Orleans percussion master Johnny Vidacovich, bassist James Singleton, and pop-jazz legend Rickie Lee Jones join Osborne for the cosmically charged album closer From Space. On the other hand, Spacedusts lead single Lafayette is a roots-fueled rocker - a track that finds Osborne  simultaneously sticking to his guns and exploring new territory as an artist. This special collection of compositions is the culmination of years of writing and touring. This is  the  last  chapter before something new emerges. Im wrapping some stuff up and figuring some fresh stuff out, says Osborne, whos been moving beyond his complicated past for close to a decade. Now my life is about a human experience in a larger sense. Now, I feel Im standing on my own two feet, trying to be a grown man doing the right thing. In an ever changing musical landscape, Spacedust & Ocean Views firmly plants Anders Osborne as one of American musics elite guitarists and songwriters.



Rives Theatre (View)
215 E. Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
United States

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Music > Blues
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 3
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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