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Chris Knight

Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:36 pm

Been a fan of Chris Knight for years.
Reminds me of Robert Keen and Fred Eaglesmith.
He's been compared to Steve Earle and John Prine.
One writer said : "a more rural Bruce Springsteen circa Nebraska"

Saw him on CMT Studio 330 Sessions....here's a link:

http://www.cmt.com/loaded/index.jhtml?vid=102662
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:06 pm

Richard and Jela in the UK; Thomas in Germany, others across the pond:
Looks like Chris Knight will be in your neck of the woods and soon.
Looks like quite the tour schedule:
The details can be found on his site at : http://www.chrisknight.net

I cannot wait to see this guy in concert, but I'll have to for the time being. If any of you guys happen to be close by where he's playing...and attend the show....a few words out here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.......... 8)
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Postby Richard + Jela » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:09 pm

Paddy - thanks and we have already got plans to see him when he comes over. We have seen him live once before, he was excellent and such an unassuming man. We chatted with him and he has the most distinct, I suppose I'd call it, appalachian, accent.

Recently heard a new song of his on the radio, think it was called something like 'my grandfather's land' and it was very moving.

We will try and post a report of the show.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:19 pm

Jela, thanks, somehow I knew you guys would be in the know. :D

The song about his grandfather's land is titled "Dirt" from "Enough Rope", and dang it I don't have it yet. Every review of the record I've read lately mentions the song...hope to hear it soon.

As to his Appalachian accent, I think you are spot on there. Not that I would know from Appalachian accents, but the 330 sessions interview segments I was listening to non stop a few weeks ago spoke volumes about where this guy is coming from. Sounds like the real deal to me.

I lyked tha waay he tawked...I really did.

And that's coming from me, a guy from Texas, who's been teased plenty my own self about the way I talk. :wink:
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:42 am

Just out to Chris Knight's site checkin for U.S. dates once he returns from across the pond.

Tue, February 20th - Houston, Texas Mucky Duck
Wed, February 21st - Lubbock, Texas w/Ray Wylie Hubbard
Thu, February 22nd - Gainesville, Texas w/Ray Wylie Hubbard
Fri, February 23rd - Dallas, Texas w/RayWylie Hubbard
Sat, February 24th - Austin, TexasCactus Cafe w/Ray Wylie Hubbard
Sun, April 15th - Chicago, IllinoisOld Town School Of Folk Music w/Rodney Crowell
Sat, June 2nd - Harlan, Kentucky


Here's a look at his tour across the pond : Starts tomorrow!!!

Fri, January 19th - London, England
Sat, January 20th - Bedford, England
Sun, January 21st - Nottingham, England
Tue, January 23rd - Edinburgh, Scotland
Wed, January 24th - Leicester, England
Thu, January 25th - Newcastle, England
Fri, January 26th - Brussels, Belgium
Sat, January 27th - Modena, Italy
Sun, January 28th - Placenza (Milan), Italy
Tue, January 30th - Heilbronn, Germany
Wed, January 31st - Enschede, Netherlands
Thu, February 1st - Assen, Netherlands
Fri, February 2nd - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sat, February 3rd - Den Haag, Netherlands
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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:18 pm

Jela, I am a bit green with envy knowing that Chris Knight will soon be playing concerts in your part of the world. I've been lurking over on his website and one thing stands out. His core fans seem a might rowdy bunch. It would appear they like to " Get Their Drink On ." It also seems that a concert doesn't go by without a fight breaking out and someone being "removed from the premises." His fans also seem to "sing along" to every song.

I mention this because I think Chris is going to appreciate the crowds he's likely to draw over there. That's to say, a "listening crowd." Imagine that??? I use to see Robert Keen all the time, when folks hung on every word, but didn't feel the need to sing along to every word of every song. Nowadays, a large part of Robert's fanbase are rowdy drunken college kids who look at his shows as a reason to "party!" It's much less a concert, more "a happening."

That would drive me nuts!!! I've seen too many videos on Youtube of Robert in concert and it's just hard to get past all the "drunken, off key, and out of tune" voices drowning him out.

Anyway, the reason I bring this up, again, is that Chris Knight is likely to put on quite a show for audiences ready to listen. He will probably really appreciate "The Quiet."

Enjoy the show Richard and Jela........

Photo(s) would be great too!!! :wink:
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:19 pm

New CD: "The Trailer Tapes"

In the summer of 1996 inside a sweltering singlewide trailer outside a small Kentucky mining town, an unknown singer-songwriter named Chris Knight recorded an ‘unofficial’ batch of tracks prior to the release of his major label debut album. Over the next decade, through a combination of leaks, bootlegs and legend, those sessions would become something much more. “People have been talking about these tapes ever since I recorded them,” Chris Knight says. “To me, they were rough and stark and I never thought they’d see the light of day.” Ten years and four acclaimed albums later, The Trailer Tapes remain a remarkable moment in time less captured than cornered, a portrait of the artist as a ferociously talented young man. And for the artist The New York Times would soon call “the last of a dying breed…a hard-nosed iconoclast with an acoustic guitar and a college degree”, The Trailer Tapes have now arrived as the long-missing first chapter of one of the most uncompromising careers in music today.
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:47 am

Jela...noticed this news just now....in case it affects you.

This is from Chris Knight's website tonight.

London Show - Please readPosted On: Thursday, Jan 18th, 2007

Chris and Ty are stranded in Chicago tonight because of weather and won't start the UK portion of their Tour till 1/20 in Bedford. Unfortunately there is no news yet about rescheduling The Borderline show.
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Postby Richard + Jela » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:16 pm

Paddy, I know that Richard PM'd you on Friday but I also wanted to say thanks for the alert. It's such a shame as we were really looking forward to seeing him again. Unfortunately the London show isn't being rescheduled so we'll have to wait until another opportunity presents itself to see him.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:04 pm

Jela.....kind of you to say, gosh, I was all set to live vicariously. :wink:

Can't control weather can we? As a teen, I was all set to see Emmylou Harris play a concert in Houston. The cool part, it was a special concert where Emmylou and the band were to perform her newly released concept album "The Ballad of Sally Rose" in it's entirety. I loved that record.

I had long been a fan, and had never seen her perform. The weather in Houston was so bad with heavy rain and major street flooding, the promoters were forced to cancel the event, with no make-up show ever scheduled.

To this day, I have yet to see Emmylou in concert. Would have been nice to see her that night. Lots of folks in London surely share the sense that it's a shame the weather forced the cancellation of Chris' first stop on this trip across the pond.

I'm on the lookout for reports from the upcoming shows..... 8)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:45 am

These dates are new.........from the website:

Tuesday April 3rd - Arlington, Va. - Iota Club and Cafe - acoustic

Thursday April 5th - New York - The Knitting Factory - acoustic

Thursday April 12th - Cleveland, Ohio - Beachland Ballroom - acoustic
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:57 pm

Chris Knight is playing at the Mucky Duck in Houston tonight. If anyone on the forum makes the show, a recap would be awesome. TIA. :wink:
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:00 pm

The options are endless....decide...decide...decide. :D

As stated earlier, I'm a big fan of Chris Knight's music BUT have yet to see him LIVE in concert. I have a few opportunities in the next several days to FINALLY see Chris Knight in person. Starting tonight!!! :shock:

He's also in NYC and Pittsburgh, both easily driven to from my neck of the woods. Arlington, Va. is likely the shortest distance, but I'd need to know some shortcuts to avoid Metro DC traffic.

He's on tour with a fellow by the name of Mando Saenz, a new name to me, whose Bio reveals that he's a Texas Troubador with some good tunes, a style all his own, and a fair amount of buzz with a recent invite to play a Folk Alliance showcase.

I'll let ya know how it all goes...til then.....here's a few dates:

4/3/07 8:00 PM Mando Saenz The Iota
with Chris Knight Arlington, VA
4/4/07 8:00 PM Mando Saenz The Turning Point
with Chris Knight Piermont, NY
4/5/07 8:00 PM Mando Saenz The Knitting Factory
with Chris Knight New York, NY
4/6/07 8:00 PM Mando Saenz The Thunderbird
with Chris Knight Pittsburgh, PA
4/7/07 8:00 PM Mando Saenz Uncle Pleasant's
with Chris Knight Louisville, KY
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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:51 pm

Have still yet to see this guy perform live...until then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHGXtkSyFAg

:wink:
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:17 pm

Big shout out to any John Prine fans set to see his late April concerts in the NE.....Chris Knight will be opening for John Prine on a few of those dates.
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