Chris Knight (Full Band!)

Chris Knight (Full Band!)

Jonny Burke

Fri, December 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17.50 - $22

This event is 18 and over

Indoors - Seating is Available on a First Come, First Served Basis. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $17.50 Advance/$22 Day of Show

Chris Knight (Full Band!)
Chris Knight (Full Band!)
The most dramatic, pugnacious songwriter thrown down by the Americana scene, CHRIS KNIGHT's 15-year song stockpile ranges from raw, raging rockers to gentle balladry: simple songs that carry the weight of the common man, inviting comparison to Steve Earle and John Prine with a bit of twangified Bruce Springsteen in the mix. An artist of fierce instinct and uncommon paradox, heʼs forged a reputation for stark and ofter-ferocious honesty that led to one writer to call his music "where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road." A former strip- mine inspector, Knight still lives near the tiny coal town of Slaughters, KY, (population 200+) where he was born and raised, yet due to his particular fame in the Lone Star State, has been named an "Honorary Texan" by Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry.

"This is the kind of guy who you would probably ask to open the top of that pickle jar that you can't twist off. Oh, he'd open it just fine. But then you might get "that look" as he sets it back down on the counter. You would never be able to claim that you helped him open it. That would be bad." ~ Music Fog
Jonny Burke
Jonny Burke
Jonny Burke is a man on the move. After travelling through every state in the Continental U.S. over the past two years, the young musician has created his debut full length "Distance And Fortune." While the disc reflects his time on the road, these aren't your typical drivin' and cryin' road songs. This set of tunes, according to Burke, is about "not playing it safe and practical, but allowing your future to be decided by forces of distance and fortune."

The disc's genesis, in fact, resulted from some distance and good fortune. Burke, a Texas native, was hanging out in Southern California where he met, through mutual friends, guitarist/producer Marc Ford (Black Crowes, Ryan Bingham), who invited him over to his studio. "After I spent one day in the studio, I knew it was the place where these songs were supposed to be recorded with Ford producing."

Burke has spent the last couple of years crisscrossing the country playing music, either solo or with his rhythm section (drummer Alejandro Adams and bassist Ronnie Johnson). "I like being in a different place every day playing music. It agrees with me." He has been pleased to find his audiences growing as he returns to play in cities. "To be up there on stage and having that communication going back and forth between a group of people – that's the best feeling for me."

With "Distance And Fortune," Burke plans to stay out on the road and get his music out to as many people as possible through his own start-up label Dreamcar Records. "I'm going to be doing this the rest of my life," he states. "I want to keep building on that relationship between me and the music we're making and the people who will have it."
Venue Information:
John T. Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, TX, 78023