Saturday, October 15, 2016 ♦ 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016 ♦ 7:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians' musician. But in his current ‘second act' as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.
Starting with 1995 s ‘The Impossible Bird' through to 2011 s ‘The Old Magic,' Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of The New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.”
"I got too many things on my mind," Josh Rouse sings on his new album, 'The Embers Of Time.' It's one of the finest collections in a celebrated career that's earned him plaudits everywhere from The New York Times to NPR for his "pop-folk introspection" and "string of remarkable records." Hailed for his "sharp wit" by Rolling Stone and as "a talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst" by Uncut, Rouse has long since solidified his status as a songwriter of the highest caliber over his ten preceding studio releases. Q called his acclaimed critical breakout album '1972' "the most intimate record of the year," EW dubbed the follow-up album 'Nashville' "persistently gorgeous," and PopMatters called 2013's 'The Happiness Waltz,' "a big contender for Rouse's best work."