Chris Isaak: Star Singer-Songwriter at the Greek Theatre, with Susan Tedeschi
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The last date listed for Chris Isaak and Susan Tedeschi was Wednesday August 26, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Great show. Chris is fun and entertaining and his voice is superb, mellow and in top form. A cross between Elvis and Roy Orbison.
I also enjoyed Susan's singing. It was my first time actually listening to her. She's got some good stuff with a rough and earthy feel.
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A very likable entertainer, with vocals that are reminiscent of Elvis. He works well with the crowd, and has a unique sound quality that makes him quite distinctive from others. Did not enjoy Susan Tedeschi, she was over amplified!
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Chris Isaak taught himself how to play guitar and began writing songs as a teenager. He found early inspiration in country musicians, such as Hank Williams, who his father liked to listen to on the radio. His 1989 album, Heart Shaped World, featuring the smash single, “Wicked Game” became a hit on the Billboard charts and earned Isaak widespread fame. Now an accomplished musician, actor and television personality, Isaak maintains a vigorous touring schedule, stars in critically acclaimed films and is the host of his own weekly talk show, “The Chris Isaak Hour” on the Biography Channel.
His latest release _Mr. Lucky _is his first non-holiday studio album since 2002. Filled with his distinctive, sweetly moody, slyly sexy retro-pop, Isaak’s fans will consider themselves fortunate that new music from their Mr. Lucky has finally arrived. _The Hollywood Reporter _said of the album, “It seems impossible that it’s been seven years since Chris Isaak’s last set of all-new songs. But _Mr. Lucky _makes up for lost time with 14 gems that showcase his sharp vocal stylings, particular brand of countrified pop music and (given his sex appeal) an equally impossible-to-believe preponderance of romantic heartbreak.”