Bill Callahan

(((folkYEAH))) Presents

Bill Callahan

Jerry DeCicca

Thu, June 13, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm

$26.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

 

BILL CALLAHAN

OUTDOOR SHOW

Tickets are general admission and non refundable

Standing Room Only/General Admission

Set Times are Subject To Change

No Backpacks

Bag Check at willcall.

Bill Callahan - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Bill Callahan
Across a recording career that’s spanned more than three decades, Callahan has become known for his insular self-sufficiency. Since abandoning his Smog moniker in 2007 to record under his birth name, his music has grown more sparse and stoic, a series of country landscapes with a bold, well-traveled narrator just outside the frame. As his voice has grown deeper and stronger, his lyrics have aged gracefully along with it. At their best, his records suggest an ongoing investigation into why we’re here, and what we’re supposed to know before we leave. On his last album, 2013’s languid Dream River, he presented a series of existential quandaries with zenlike resolve, as if he had been chosen to consult a higher power and bring back answers for the rest of us. “Is life a ride to ride?” he sang. “Or a story to shape and confide?/Or chaos neatly denied?”

It’s been nearly six years since he raised those questions, a veritable eternity in his prolific career. Since his earliest self-released tapes in the late ’80s—noisy, fragmented works of outsider art that bear no resemblance to his recent material—Callahan has maintained a ceaseless pace, never taking more than two years between records. This devotion has served as a guiding light through his body of work, which ranks among the wisest and most consistent among his generation of American songwriters.

“Music was all I had to do to feel like I was being a worthwhile human,” he says, looking back. “Then some things came along and made music not number one anymore… or, at least, put it in a three-way-tie for number one.”
Jerry DeCicca - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Jerry DeCicca
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com