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John Craigie with Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose)
December 6 • 7:00 pm• $16 – $21
On Thursday, December 6, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes John Craigie’s “Keep It Warm” Tour to the WOW Hall with special guest Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose). This is a fully seated concert.
Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov (namely “I Am California” and “Highway Blood”). Both quickly cracked one million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering. “It’s about transparency,” he explains. “The storytelling enables listeners to relate. Really good music doesn’t make you feel good; it makes you feel like you’re not alone.” As No Rain, No Rose landed, John caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson. Through a serendipitous series of events, Craigie’s 2016 live effort Capricorn in Retrograde… Just Kidding… Live in Portland landed in Johnson’s car stereo during a California coastal road trip. Shortly after, Jack reached out and Craigie soon found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California and The Gorge in Washington. Along the way, he earned acclaim from SF Weekly, Seattle Times, AXS, and more. Festival appearances also include Oregon Country Fair, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra, Burning Man, and many others.
Join the team to help John Craigie raise money and donate items for Eugene’s Hosea Youth Services. $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Hosea Youth Services. We’ll also be collecting your new/gently used sleeping bags, jackets, gloves, hats, scarfs, socks, etc. at the show. Tickets are $16 in advance, $21 day of show. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages. Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.