Grammy award-winner, RODNEY CROWELL, and New York Times best-selling author, Mary Karr, released Kin, Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell on Vanguard Records June 5, 2012. Produced by Joe Henry, KIN marks the first collaboration between the two writers and is Karr’s entry into the world of music. Rodney Crowell celebrates the release live at Eddie’s Attic, and accompanied by an acoustic trio & special guests. Crowell is a masterful storyteller and hit generator. He charted five consecutive No. 1 hits with Diamonds and Dirt and has become one of the most critically acclaimed artists in country music. Crowell’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Norah Jones. He was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame between Willie Nelson and Guy Clark.
Sex & Gasoline, Crowell’s latest album, is a collection of songs about women, often told from an imagined female point of view. His craftsmanship is so fine-tuned that he manages to pull off a song like “The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design” that begins: “If I could have just one wish, maybe for an hour, I’d want to be a woman, and feel that phantom power….”
Here are some things you probably already know about Rodney Crowell. In 1977, he formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs, and in 1978 released his first album, Ain’t Living Long Like This. His acclaimed autobiographical album, The Houston Kid, in 2001 marked his break from the constraints of mainstream record labels. There have been some awards along the way: Rodney won a Grammy in 1989 for the Best Country Song: “After all This Time.” After he re-formed The Notorious Cherry Bombs in 2004 with his old pal Vince Gill, the band was nominated for a CMA Top Vocal Group award.
When: Friday, August 31, 2012 – 7:00PM & 9:00PM
Where: Eddies Attic – 515-B North McDonough Street – Decatur, GA
Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Door
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Entry Deadline: Thursday, Aug.30, 2012