Chris Knight

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Chris Knight

Zach Nytomt

Wed, September 26, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $70.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $15 Advance/ $20 Day of Show/ $70 Reserved Booth

 

Chris Knight
Chris Knight
Ten years and five acclaimed albums into one of the most uncompromising careers in American music, the singer/songwriter whose work has been compared to Prine, Cash and Nebraska-era Springsteen by some the toughest music writers in America may have finally conquered his most demanding critic of all: himself.
“Right now, this is my favorite record,” Chris Knight says of his new album, Heart Of Stone. “It might just be my best. For some reason, there’s a cohesiveness here that’s not like anything I’ve done before. But at the same time, it’s not real predictable. There’s a lot of texture to it as well, but it’s a simple record. I don’t know how that happened. But I know it when I hear it.”
Then again, Knight has always been an artist of fierce instinct and uncommon paradox. A former strip-mine reclamation inspector, Knight still lives in the rural coal town of Slaughters, Kentucky (population 200) where he was born and raised. But it’s been on record – as well as everywhere from rowdy Texas roadhouses to hushed New York City theaters – where Chris has forged the reputation for a stark and often-ferocious honesty that led one writer to call his music “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road.”
“I still don’t know what to call myself,” says Chris. “When people ask me what kind of music I play, I tell ‘em my music is country and rock and folk and roots rock and even pop. I think this album sounds that way, too.” Produced by Dan Baird (of Georgia Satellites fame, as well as producer of Knight’s widely-praised A Pretty Good Guy and The Jealous Kind discs), the 12 songs on Heart Of Stone represent a creative maturity unlike anything Knight has done before. The music itself is a richly organic sonic mosaic where snarling guitars and pounding drums live alongside mournful violas, plucky banjos, B-3 organ and even the occasional trombone and bouzouki. And for an artist known for his narratives about busted lives and broken dreams, Knight’s new songs now carry a hard-fought wisdom that gives his characters deeper seams of pain, pride and ultimately, hope. “I’m conscious that I know a lot more than I did 7 or 8 years ago,” Chris says. “Lately I’ve been writing about more internalized thoughts and situations, about what I feel rather than maybe tell a story. I can’t keep playing the same thing or telling the same stories in different ways. Getting comfortable with what you do is a big part of it, I guess. I wasn’t afraid to say what I think, play what I play, or put what I want on this record.”
Zach Nytomt
Zach Nytomt
With a voice that seems so familiar – but you're certain you've never heard before- the unobtrusive tones that characterize a "sure-to-be soon favorite" in your music library are delivered through the melodic tunes of up & coming singer/songwriter, Zach Nytomt.

Effortlessly traveling the airwaves with his debut album "Love Street Blues", Nytomt continues to gain ground in the American movement of keeping music worth listening too, and more importantly, keeping hope for music alive!

Hailing from the small North Texas town of Argyle, Nytomt began pursuing the songwriters calling with the influences he found while residing in the Hill Country. Motivated by all and any music that makes a person tap their feet, or grab a girl and dance, Nytomt's unique voice and soulful rhythm is sure to captivate his audience, large or small, rain or shine! People have trouble pinpointing Nytomt's sound, which is not a bad thing, because when someone begins combining elite musicians such as Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee to describe your style, chances are...you're doing something right.

Planned shows for 2014 can be viewed at Nytomt's website and additionally on Twitter and Facebook. Nytomt has received praise and radio play on the widely loved 95.9 The Ranch based in Fort Worth, Texas, on Shayne Hollinger's "sideshow" which features the best there has been and best to come in groundbreaking music.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/