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Fernando Pinto Presents: Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)

June 22 @ 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fernando Pinto Presents: Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone // Peter Lucibelli
Thursday June 22, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$17 Advance $20 Door

CHRIS BARRON (SPIN DOCTORS)
https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Barron-41500644342/

Chris Barron (think Leonard Cohen meets Jack Johnson in a dive bar that was nice when Cole Porter used to hang out there) is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny.
Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn’t know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that’s sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes”. Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. He says, “I don’t really think about what I’m going to say beforehand. I just say stuff and if it goes over well, I say more stuff like that later.” A founding member of a band that’s loved by millions of people the round world over, Chris’ solo shows have all the lyric poetry and singing virtuosity that Spin Doctors fans appreciate along with a range of expression and songwriting that will delight and surprise.

SHELLEY VALAUSKAS & DEAN FALCONE
The Shellye Valauskas Experience’s Box It Up is a box of secrets, surprises and delights. By the time she formed the band, vocalist/guitarist Shellye Valauskas was an established solo performer, winning the New Haven Advocate’s Grand Band Slam readers’ poll and rating a slot in New York’s CMJ Marathon several years in a row. As her songwriting collaborator and bandmate, she enlisted ace guitarist Dean Falcone, who’s served the Connecticut music scene since the early ’80s with Jon Brion in The Excerpts, his own Dean and the Dragsters, and a host of others. Valauskas and Falcone’s shared love for the punchy pop of Crowded House, The Posies and Aimee Mann, as well as the burgeoning Americana movement, helped them nail a distinctive yet accessible radio-friendly sound from the start. Drummer Bruce Crowder quickly mastered the intricate pacings and style shifts of the songs. The band’s also been well served by a succession of team-player bassists, including Eric Lichter (who plays on the EP) and the new recruit Chuck Roscoe (a veteran of roots bands such as The Motel Preachers and The Sawbucks). In its native Connecticut, the band is as comfortable at major outdoor festivals such as the Meriden Daffodil Festival or New Haven’s Ideat Village as they are music-friendly bars like Café Nine. They have shared the stage with such notable performers as Todd Rundgren, Melissa Ferrick, Ivy, Patty Griffin, Kristin Hersh, Pat Benatar, Amy Rigby, Merrie Amsterberg, Joe Pernice, Mike Viola, Shane Nicholson and Mary Lou Lord. In 2002 the band released their debut CD entitled The Stupid Truth which was well received by music critics and fans. The New Haven release party for the cd was a sold-out success and the album is currently receiving airplay on college stations throughout the tri-state area. 2008 brought the release of Box it Up which quickly gained the respect of local critics and fans alike. The EP was named one of the top 10 best local releases in the yearly round-up of both the New Haven Register and the local arts paper, The New Haven Advocate.

+ Peter Lucibelli
http://Www.geminispirit.com

A singer-songwriter. Playing heartfelt original music storyteller
of go this thing we call life.

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Date:
June 22
Time:
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/417109342015037

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cafe nine

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cafe nine
250 State St
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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