John Craigie performs The Beatles "Abbey Road" Lonely with special guests Sam Chase, Aviva Lipkowitz, Josh Gelfund, Jamie Coffis, Morgan Bolender
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmSweetwater Music Hall
GA Seat: $22 Advance/$27 Day of Show (plus fees)
This event is all ages
The third installment of my Beatles “lonely” series is coming in May, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road. And this time I’ll be doing it in Oregon AND California. As in the style of the last two years, the full album will be played with all songs arranged for solo performance with just guitar, vocals and harmonica. And also like previous years, I’ll dive into the history and the stories behind these songs and the Beatles during 1969. Special opening set of solo Beatles songs by surprise guests.https://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/event/1839020/
“The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number “Virgin Guitar,” which displays Craigie’s talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics.” – The Portland Tribune
“Craigie’s latest, “I Am California,” is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov.” – Impose Magazine
“You can be sure I’ll be on the lookout for anything he does from now on.” - No Depression
If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage.
The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Jack Johnson, Todd Snider, Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov’s farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie’s true home is on the road, and just like that he’s on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen.
He’ll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie’s true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941