John Craigie – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 19th, 2019

John Craigie

John Craigie

Brad Parsons

Fri · April 19, 2019

8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 ADV - $15 DOS + Fees

John Craigie
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 “Highway Blood” and “I Am California.” Both 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.

As No Rain, No Rose landed, he caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson. Soon after, Craigie found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA 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 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.
Brad Parsons
Brad Parsons fell in love with music at a young age as the son of a preacher in Lewiston, ID. After touring for a few years as a sideman playing banjo, keys, and guitar in folk band Horse Feathers, Brad shifted his focus back to his solo band in 2016 and has been blazing trails from Alaska to Atlanta. His booming voice and well-crafted songs led him to appear at festivals like Northwest String Summit, Winter Wondergrass, JamCruise, High Sierra, Aiken Bluegrass Festival, Yarmonygrass and many more. Brad has also shared the stage with his good friends Fruition, Lil Smokies, Trout Steak Revival, John Craigie and Yonder Mountain String Band.

Hold True, his first full-length solo album, was produced by Fruition’s Tyler Thompson and captures the upcoming artist’s genre-bending mix of Americana with, as Parsons describes, “a psychedelic sheen.” The album also features appearances from some of his friends, including all of the members of Fruition, Bevin Foley of Trout Steak Revival, Cody Russell of The Drunken Hearts, and Daniel Lee. Brad was recently signed to Dutch Records and will be releasing two new singles in the first half of 2019 and 2 EPs with his primary project Brad Parsons & Starbird in the second half of 2019
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/