CR Avery & The Legal Tender String Quartet
Monday, February 22, 2010
Poet, pianist, singer, beatboxer, and harmonica player ...
"... blowin' my mind ..." - Tom Waits
"No one plays [harmonica] like him, no one... but I think what people are going to get excited about are the words." - Charlie Musselwhite.
C.R. Avery is a one man hip hop beatbox blues harmonica americana iconoclast: musical guest (Be Good Tanyas, Po Girl); group member (Tons Of Fun University), songwriter (Jolie Holland); playwright, and poet (the international slam poetry circuit).
Tom Waits is a fan and brought C.R. up to perform on stage with him in Germany. If Lawrence Ferlinghetti could play harmonica like Little Walter, you'd have an idea of what a groundbreaking piece of work this is and the genre busting audio statement that defines Magic Hour Sailor Songs.
C.R. Avery is a musicians' musician. He is admired by and has performed with Tom Waits, Ani DiFranco, Utah Phillips, Sage Francis and others.
For his cross Canada tour, CR is backed by the Legal Tender String Quartet. This will be an amazing live show not to miss!
Presented by Kaleidoscope Promotions - celebrating 15 years of live music in Guelph!
Van Gogh's Ear (main floor)
EARLY SHOW 8PM door
$10 at the door