Angela James + Ben Boye: Record Release Show! – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 1st, 2014
Angela James + Ben Boye: Record Release Show!

Angela James + Ben Boye: Record Release Show!

Sat, November 1, 2014

9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Angela James + Ben Boye: Record Release Show!
Angela James + Ben Boye: Record Release Show!
This show celebrates the release of ANGELA JAMES' debut LP 'Way Down Deep.'

James' music brings to mind the rich, deep voices of classic country artists like Patsy Cline and Rosanne Cash with the narrative sensibility of more modern female troubadours like Neko Case and Cat Power. Traditional and hip, artful and sometimes avant-garde, her songs come from a place far more youthful and inquisitive than most people might think; a tribute to her uncanny ability to place innocence and experience in a broad context worthy of artists twice her age. Her songs suggest a sweet melancholy that aches with both pleasure and pain at the wonder of our shared experience.

“James incorporates a unique twist of her own that might even be considered “cool”—especially if you’re from Chicago and you like your country music infused with the seemingly impossible combination of experimental jazz. As such, it features those typically bright steel guitars and the mournful lyrics of classic honky-tonk country, but it’s also backed with lush arrangements of gently brushed drums and a surprising electricity.” - Gapersblock

Perhaps a fear can strike us when we move through the world at risk of being described and explained, a fear that others may, in their descriptions and explanations, make "real" only a small part of who we "really" "are," and perhaps when we encounter other things and people in the world, it is in the spirit of our own fear that we must describe and explain them, displacing and assuaging our fear, transforming it into an engine of culture. If these things are the case, do not fear BEN BOYE.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618