More than 50 years since he wrote his first country hit, Chris Gantry lives and sings today like the raw outlaw he was back then, just with a wiser world view that only comes with great - and sometimes not-so-great - life experience. While many of his contemporaries have been lost to the years, Chris continues to write and perform with grizzled purpose and ferver, as the song-stories found on his forthcoming Nashlantis album testify! Nashlantis is a country-folk séance of the human spirit; at times weary, dark and contemplative, at others joyous and playful, brimming with optimism. "Box of Crayons" is one of the latter, a poignant and timely song that thrusts the warm, glowing "love thy neighbor" mentality out into the world -- something we could all use a little more of these days! While Gantry's pleading vocal delivery and deft guitar playing are contagiously heartfelt on "Box of Crayons," you're gonna do a double take when you hear the accompanying voice on those infectious choruses. No, your ears do not deceive you-that IS Bill Callahan! A match made in Drag City heaven, eh? Meanwhile back down here on earth, Chris supports the Calla-man in Brooklyn and Jersey City this week, a massive treat for those who have not yet experienced Chris' radiant exuberance! Chris made a name for himself in Nashville but he grew up in Queens, so after all these mischievous years the prodigal son returns to his home turf - don't miss it!
Make sure to preorder your copy of Nashlantis sooner rather than later, there's no telling how long they will last once they hit the streets on July 26th!
7/11/19 Murmrr Theatre Brooklyn NY*
7/12/19 White Eagle Hall Jersey City NJ*
*w/ Bill Callahan