Chris Kasper and John Craigie – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – September 5th, 2018

Chris Kasper and John Craigie

Chris Kasper and John Craigie

Daniel Rodriguez

Wed · September 5, 2018

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$15 ADV - $17 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper
A song can be best attested for, not by catchy words & phrase, but more so by association.

Chris Kasper is an American songwriter who hails from Philadelphia, PA. Chris's musical style is rooted in folk, rock and blues. Kasper has kept good company opening for, lyric-tossing & sitting in with the likes of Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, and G Love. They hand-picked him out of a sea of songwriters to support multiple country-wide tours since 2013, when he released BAGABONES.

Chris’ latest album O, The Fool was released last summer and it was an album that took him back to a blues-influenced set of tunes. The latest album is much inspired by traveling and being on the road. With this new album, Chris has continued to stay true to his honest, folk-storytelling persona but with even more gusto. Kasper found much of his inspiration from scores of old western films. With this latest album in mind, his tour kicks off in southern California with that western-melody on-the-mind.

Chris’s unique storytelling and lush arrangements, combined with his studio artistry, set him apart as a standout artist of this generation.
John Craigie
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.” The latter quickly cracked One Million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

“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, he 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 state. 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 Music Festival, Burning Man, and many others.

When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. It’s a musical journey that can’t be denied.
Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez
Cellist
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/