Joe Purdy – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – March 28th, 2016

Joe Purdy

Joe Purdy

Garrison Starr

Mon · March 28, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20 ADV - $25 DOS + Fees

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Joe Purdy
Joe Purdy
Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, two artists steeped in the rich tradition of American folk music team up for some very special performances to coincide with the already acclaimed indie film, "American Folk" as well as its superb soundtrack album released January 2018. "American Folk” is an intimate look into our nation’s heart in the days following the attacks of 9/11. The story is told from the perspective of two people traveling across the U.S. with a sobering look into those dark days while also serving as a reminder of the power of music and a compassion that unites us all.



Purdy’s latest album, “Who Will Be Next?” is a searing but compassionate commentary on our turbulent times.
Garrison Starr
Garrison Starr
To say that Garrison Starr knows her way around the industry would be an understatement. Hailing from Hernando, MS, she released her major label debut, 18 Over Me, in 1997 for Geffen and the rest is history. Her career has taken her from rooms of 12 people (at which she received a standing ovation) to touring with her idols in amphitheaters and back again. But she’s not just a road dog. Starr is a writer and performer with a knack for “marrying pop smarts and Americana grit with a voice of remarkable power and clarity”(gomemphis.com 2012).

For her seventh full length, Amateur, Garrison decided to do something different. She threw the idea of labels out the window and released this record on her own. Her follow up to 2010’s live effort ReLive was completely fan funded via PledgeMusic.com and contains some of Starr’s most intimate songs to date. Spanning 13 tracks and co-writers such as Kevin Devine and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Garrison delves into her personal life to take the listener on a journey of heartbreak, self discovery, and her own vision of perseverance. While Starr is anything but an Amateur, her current effort puts everything in a new perspective for her, including getting her fans involved.

“I was really nervous doing this, putting my art directly in the hands of my fans. But they really came through and it was such an amazing experience. I’m so glad that I can share this experience with my fans and without anyone acting as a go-between. Its just me, and my fans. Connecting. The way music was intended. I’ve lost faith in the business, but not in the music. And not in my fans….. You know, there’s a line in “a beautiful mind” that I always remember… the wife is at the end of her rope with her husband’s disease, his disillusionment, and she says “I have to believe extraordinary things are possible”. That’s how I know I have to keep moving forward.”
For her seventh full length, Amateur, Garrison decided to do something different. She threw the idea of labels out the window and released this record on her own. Her follow up to 2010's live effort ReLive was completely fan funded via PledgeMusic.com and contains some of Starr's most intimate songs to date. Spanning 13 tracks and co-writers such as Kevin Devine and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Garrison delves into her personal life to take the listener on a journey of heartbreak, self discovery, and her own vision of perseverance. While Starr is anything but an Amateur, her current effort puts everything in a new perspective for her, including getting her fans involved.

"I was really nervous doing this, putting my art directly in the hands of my fans. But they really came through and it was such an amazing experience. I'm so glad that I can share this experience with my fans and without anyone acting as a go-between. Its just me, and my fans. Connecting. The way music was intended. I've lost faith in the business, but not in the music. And not in my fans….. You know, there's a line in "a beautiful mind" that I always remember… the wife is at the end of her rope with her husband's disease, his disillusionment, and she says "I have to believe extraordinary things are possible". That's how I know I have to keep moving forward."
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/