Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper
Husband and wife folk duo from Canada
Chris Kasper
December, 5th, 2016
Doors: 8 PM / Show: 9 PM
$11 - $12
This event is 21 and over

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Six Shooter Records' Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet tie the musical knot with the debut of their new band, Whitehorse, marrying their talent and chemistry on stage as a smoldering duo. Gutsy and resolute in their pursuits of sound and substance, Luke and Melissa's fusion of the personal and professional brings to mind the road-tested romance of Johnny and June.

Individually, Luke and Melissa have been recognized with awards and nominations from the Juno Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Hamilton Music Awards, the independent Music Awards and the Polaris Prize. Together, Luke and Melissa create music that cascades forth, rushing like currents fluid and electric. More than the sum of considerable talents, Whitehorse showcases the rarity of true give and take in partnership, uniting falcon with songbird to dramatic effort.

Whitehorse gathers together members of Melbourne Australia's
underground music community to create crushingly heavy, sludge-metal layered with electronics. Drafting members from the punk, grindcore, experimental, rock and noise scenes Whitehorse often garner comparisons to the likes of Corrupted and Khanate.

This their 3rd US tour sees them play 35 dates across the country
including 2 appearances at Chaos In Tejas in Austin, TX.

Not to be missed by fans of the crushingly heavy.

"It's not so much the feverish, rabid, frothing at-the-mouth imp-ish
vocals that make Progression horrifically dark. It's the murk around
them: the dragging static and hanging distortion, the echoing empty spaces and rolling waves of sound... Whitehorse handle havoc deftly: in a covert, convincing manner that could influence an entire genre of musicians. 8/10" - Decibel
Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper is an American songwriter with a style rooted in folk, rock and blues. His music has been compared to everything from Paul Simon to Beck, and draws on inspiration from musical greats such as Bill Withers and Levon Helm. With 25 years of playing under his belt, Chris’s unique storytelling and lush arrangements, combined with his studio artistry, set him apart as a standout artist of this generation.
Based in Philadelphia but a true road warrior at heart, the past 12 years have found Chris sharing the stage with the likes of Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Tristan Prettyman, Good Old War and The Wood Brothers. A solo performer to be reckoned with, Chris’s collaborative spirit also lends him great strength as a bandleader. He can often be found performing with Philadelphia staples Phil D’Agostino (bass), Kiley Ryan (fiddle) and Daniel “Scrappy” Bower (percussion).
Chris Kasper stepped into the role of producer and arranger for his 4th album, Bagabones, released October 1, 2013. The result is an album of rare depth and true originality that stands up on its own to be recognized. Bagabones was written in a small cabin owned by Chris’s late uncle in West Hurley, NY, just outside the town of Woodstock. The energy of Woodstock danced its way into these songs, along with the calm of Byrdcliffe Mountain and a generous homage to Chris’s musical heroes. Engineered by Matt Muir of Kawari Studios and mastered by Philly soul producer Jim Salamone (Teddy Pendergrass), this record captures a sound rarely found from a self-produced, independent artist. Kelsey Butterworth of The 9:30 Club in DC warns listeners, “...make room in your heart for this record and this artist. This music hits you like a train.”