Two amazing acts for the price of one!
When James Hunter opened for Susan Tedeschi last year at the Ballroom he blew the capacity crowd away. Hunter's voice has the kind of depth and nuance that invites comparisons to Sam Cooke; his songwriting craft and impassioned performances recall Them-era Van Morrison - and like those artists, Hunter's music is timeless, sounding instantly classic and perpetually modern. He recorded 'People Gonna Talk' at Liam Watson's famed Toe Rag Studios in London (also home to the White Stripes' Grammy-winning, platinum 2003 release 'Elephant'). Vintage analogue equipment is de rigueur at Toe Rag, and 'People Gonna Talk' was recorded entirely "live" - without any overdubs, computers, or even headphones - resulting in a rich, warm sound that practically dares the uninitiated to guess its date of origin.
The fourteen songs on 'People Gonna Talk' were all written by Hunter. From the tight & right ska shuffle of the album's title track (with gorgeous string quartet accompaniment), to the locomotive groove of "Talkin' 'Bout My Love" to the hushed ballad "Mollena" which rests on a simple acoustic guitar/saxophone melody bed, the caliber of Hunter's compositions leave the listener stumped as to how this singular artist has gone undiscovered up to now.
Robert Cray was among artists such as Stevie Ray VAughan and George Thorogood, who got wider radio airplay and regular MTV video exposure during hte lat 1980s. It was during this time that Cray defined himself as a blues legend and toured the world none stop performing with peers such as Albert Collins, Freddie King and Muddy Waters when he was just 20 years old.
Cray's monster tour schedule, multiple Grammy nods and legendary sound have made him one of the hottest touring acts of the last two decades.
This should be one of the hottest shows on the beach this year, don't miss out.
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On Sale Fri, March 31st at 10am
Barenaked Ladies Sat, 06.17.17
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Wed, 07.19.17
Comedian Tom Segura Thu, 07.27.17
Comedian Ron White Sat, 08.12.17
Hunter Hayes Thu, 08.17.17
Comedian Brian Regan Fri, 08.18.17
On Sale Fri, March 24th at 10am
Ziggy Marley Wed, 07.05.17
Theory of a Deadman Sat, 07.22.17
On Sale Fri, March 17th at 10am
The B-52s Sun, 06.04.17
311 Fri, 07.07.17
The Fab Four Ultimate Tribute Fri, 07.21.17
The Beach Boys Thur, 08.10.17
On Sale Fri, March 10th at 10am
Umphrey's McGee Sat, 05.20.17
Chevelle Thur, 05.25.17
Dweezil Zappa Sun, 07.30.17
Lee Brice 08.06.17
On Sale Fri, March 3rd at 10am
Pierce The Veil & Sum 41 Wed, 05.17.17
The Magpie Salute Sat, 08.05.17
First show of 2017 is here!
Billy Currington will return to the Ballroom Saturday May 13th. We are excited to be off and away for 2017. We will be announcing five more shows at the end of next week. Stay tuned.
2017 Concert Series announcements coming soon.
2016 was another fantastic year down at the beach. We saw 65 shows roll through the Ballroom and had some amazing times. Look for announcements on 2017 shows coming soon. If you have not signed up for our email lists please do so here http://pages.tmclient.ticketmaster.com/Profile/?b=4038d901-4de0-44a1-8a82-b78c065e5f56&m=1307247