Backstage Show with Bill Callahan
May 3, 2013
8pm. Flat Foot will open the show. This show will take place on the Stuart's stage, for a special backstage show. Bill Callahan showed up on our porch in 1991 saying his name was Smog. We took him in and he has been with us ever since. We think you will feel the same way about him once you look into his hungry eyes. Over the years he reminisced about -Cold Blooded Old Times- and told us to -Dress Sexy At My Funeral- releasing over twenty records as Smog and then, unfettered, as Bill Callahan. He is a recording studio guru, a tastefully rampant singer-songwriter, a heartthrob, a visual artist, a statesman for the times and an author. After a couple albums recorded at home in the early 90s, he began recording in studios and teamed up with potent individuals such as musician/arranger Jim ORourke. His output has been constant for two decades and his tours have become larger and more impressive. Bills songs have been featured in films such as High Fidelity, Dead Mans Shoes, and Youth in Revolt, all of which feature Zach Galifinakis or should. Artists as diverse as Gil Scott-Heron, Flaming Lips and Cat Power have recorded his songs. In 2007 Bill Callahan dropped the pseudonym and begin releasing his albums under his own name. 2009 saw the orchestrated juggernaut Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle. The album received terrific reviews across the board and then it took off, becoming a fixture on top-10 lists of 2009, including 2nd best album in MOJO the 2nd best magazine in England.
Cost: $20-23 per personContact:
Stuart's Opera House
52 Public Square
Web Site: http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/