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Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana (a town with a rich tradition in all of America’s indigenous music, from country to the blues) having been imbued with a “culturally rich, economically poor” worldview. Several years of playing the hardscrabble clubs of her adopted state of Texas gave her a solid enough footing to record a self-titled album that would become a touchstone for the embryonic Americana movement helping launch a thousand musical ships along the way.
As a rule, you can divide music into three categories -- the kind that aims for the head, the kind that aims for the heart and the kind that aims for the hips. Forging two of those connections at once is pretty impressive, but connecting on all three? That’s a rare accomplishment indeed, one that Lucinda Williams manages on her 11th studio album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone.
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, the first release on Lucinda Williams’ own Highway 20 Records label, is easily the most ambitious creation in a body of work that’s long on ambition. Over the course of two discs, Williams leaves no emotional crevice left unexplored, drinking deeply from a well of inspiration that culminates with an offering that overflows with delta-infused country soul.
Tickets: $35, $45, $55, $65
In what is sure to be one of the most talked about tours of the summer, Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat have announced plans for a North American co-headline tour. Christina Perri has spent much of the past year on the road celebrating the release of her acclaimed second album “HEAD OR HEART.” In addition to high profile TV appearances, festival performances, and treks with OneRepublic and Demi Lovato, Perri recently returned from her biggest worldwide headline tour to date, with sold out shows in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Named iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, “lovestrong.” Highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” the album entered the SoundScan/ Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial 2011 release. Perri followed “lovestrong” with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years,” exclusively featured on “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN: PART 1 & 2” ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS.
Two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Colbie Caillat released her fourth full-length album, “GYPSY HEART, in September of 2014. The album immediately landed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart fueled by the strength of her gold-selling single “Try”. Co-written by legendary producer and singer-songwriter, Babyface, "Try" became one of the biggest performing songs featured as iTunes "Single Of The Week." Quickly amassing nearly 40 million YouTube/VEVO views, the single’s inspirational companion video became a global viral sensation and reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Video Chart. At radio, that success continued as the song went Top 10 at Hot AC. To date, Caillat has sold over six million albums and ten million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit "Bubbly" remains "one of the best-selling digital tracks in history" and her multi-platinum debut COCO hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, while her gold-selling sophomore set Breakthrough landed at #1. An international live draw, Caillat has played sold out venues everywhere alongside artists from John Mayer to Sheryl Crow.
Tickets $59, $69, $79, $99
Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. The foundation of Connick's art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. His career took off when he signed with Columbia Records at 18 years old and revealed his stunning piano technique and vivid musical imagination on his self-titled debut album. His follow-up album, "20," announced that Connick was equally gifted as a singer; but this was soon overshadowed by his multi-platinum success with the soundtrack for the hit comedy "When Harry Met Sally..." To date, Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of over 28 million albums. His most recent releases are "Smokey Mary" and "Every Man Should Know."
In addition to his music career, Connick has also appeared on the screen and stage as an actor. Among his feature film credits are "Little Man Tate," "Copycat," "Hope Floats," "Memphis Belle," "Independence Day," "Life without Dick," "Mickey," "Basic," "P.S. I Love You," "New in Town," "Dolphin Tale, and, Dolphin Tale 2, the sequel to 2011’s hit family film. His voiceover skills were featured in "My Dog Skip" and "The Iron Giant."
Tickets: $89, $109, $129
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated Comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five. His fourth hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and the DVD/CD was released soon after by Comedy Central Records. “Obsessed”” premiered at #1 on iTunes which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s. In 2013, Jim’s first book ‘Dad is Fat’ was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at #5 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List and remained on the list for 17 weeks after. His second book, ‘Food: A Love Story’ was released in the fall of 2014 and debuted at #3 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List.
Jim Gaffigan will serve as Executive Producer and star in “The Jim Gaffigan Show” which will premier in July of 2015 on TV Land and Comedy Central. In advance of the show premiering, Jim will be on his latest national tour called CONTAGIOUS.
Gaffigan has had guest appearances on many TV comedies and dramas ranging from Portlandia to HBO’s cult hits Flight of the Concords and Bored to Death to dramatic roles in all three versions of Law & Order. He also starred in the movie The Experimenter that debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Tickets $49, $59, $69, $79
Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again in 2015, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to audiences all over the US.
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. First as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as innocents abroad and street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today.
Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez's fiery lead lines and Quintero's phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal.
Tickets: $32, $46, $59, $69.
Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South. Milsap provided country music with one of its most important voices, as the genre was moving beyond its rural roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment. Country music couldn’t have found a man more suited to lead the charge. Steeped in the mountain music of the North Carolina hills and schooled in classical piano, Milsap early in life found inspiration in a wide variety of music. Even as he mastered Beethoven and Mozart, his heart belonged to hardcore country and rhythm-and-blues -- music he heard beamed from powerful radio stations located in Nashville. Those earthy sounds about life and love provided a young, impoverished blind boy with a connection to a world beyond the harsh reality of his daily existence. Ronnie was in concert at the Stiefel in January 2011.
Tickets: $39, $49, $59, $69
The Get The Led Out phenomenon, embraced by critics and fans alike, takes its place as the foremost Led Zeppelin tribute. This 6-piece band will take you back to the ’60s and ’70s as they re-create the legendary British group’s distinct studio sound, with all the bells and whistles, and brings the Led Zeppelin experience to the big stage. With a whole lotta love, Get The Led Out has established themselves as professional musicians, whose passion for the classic Led Zeppelin song catalog, brings to the stage a stunning two-and-a-half hour concert, performing with all the grandeur and flash such hits as "Rock and Roll," "Black Dog," "Since I’ve Been Loving You," "Ramble On," "Babe," "I’m Gonna Leave You," "Dazed and Confused," "Your Time is Gonna Come," "Going to California," "Battle of Evermore," "Heartbreaker," "Kashmir," "Stairway to Heaven," and many more…Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history! They first played the Stiefel in November 2011.
Tickets: $29 $35, $45
Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about. She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was "a present to someone I loved who was going to die." In all her novels, Anne Lamott writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn't try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. She says, "I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that." Anne Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing.
Two veteran singer/songwriters join forces for a unique and intimate acoustic performance and deliver one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road.
A Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett is one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. He has broadened the definition of American music, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a manner that defies convention and breaks down barriers. It is no surprise that the Americana Music Association awarded him its inaugural Trailblazer Award.
John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. His songs have been covered by musicians from Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night. With 11 Grammy nominations and 24 albums to his name, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
“An unplugged show with a difference. … Both men are master songwriters, fine guitarists and hugely distinctive singers.” The Irish Times
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 15 @ 9am
Tickets: $49, $65, $77, $89
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait—laced nor straight—faced, but neither are they vaudeville—style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. THE NEW OLD FASHIONED TOUR comes to town on the heels of the release of their new album "The New Old Fashioned” (available October 2015), their fifth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features an eclectic array of songs that explore multiple influential musical eras highlighted by signature and singularly unique medleys. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
This will be the third appearance at the Stiefel. The first two shows sold out.
Tickets: $44, $58, $69, $79
Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences. Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don't have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Tickets: $49, $59, $69, $73