Dwight Yoakam Headlines Go Country 105's Summer Under the Stars
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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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I was VERY pleasantly surprised to enjoy Chris Cagle and Emerson Drive MUCH more than I did the headliner Dwight Yoakum! The sounds for Cagle and ED were fantastic - every note clear, every syllable heard and the electrici of the band members was palpable - lots of energy, lots of FUN!!!! But when Yoakum came on, his lyrics were unintelligible and the band pretty tame - what was going on with the sound guy? He did a lot of ballads which made us sleepy and tired and if you didn't "know" the songs, you couldn't tell what he was singing about. The Greek as always was beautiful this time of year.
The Greek Theatre is hosting Go Country 105’s Summer Under the Stars concert, which will star country legend Dwight Yoakam. Also performing are Chris Cagle, Emerson Drive, and more!
Kentucky native Dwight Yoakam blazed out of the Los Angeles club scene in 1986 with his debut Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., which went on to score double-platinum status. The two-time Grammy winner has garnered 21 nominations in the course of his career, while selling more than 23 million albums worldwide and earning praise from the likes of Time magazine, hailing him as “A Renaissance Man,” Rolling Stone (noting “he has no contemporary peer”), and Vanity Fair (claiming “Yoakam strides the divide between rock’s lust and country’s lament”).
Chris Cagle’s first two albums (both certified gold) have produced seven hits, four of which were Top 10’s. Chris’ eleventh single to date, a song entitled “What Kinda Gone”, was released to country radio in late 2007. Currently a Top 10 hit on the country music charts, “What Kinda Gone” is the lead-off single to his fourth studio album My Life’s Been a Country Song, which was released on February 19, 2008.
Emerson Drive hit the Country mainstream with Top 5 hits including “I Should Be Sleeping” and “Fall Into Me.” The band’s current album, Countrified, produced their first #1 hit and Grammy nomination, “Moments.” Emerson Drive has received numerous awards and nominations throughout their career from the ACM, CMA, CCMA and more. The band is currently in production on their fourth album, with hit producer Josh Leo and music legend Teddy Gentry, which is set for a Fall 2008 release.