Craig Carothers, Don Henry
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)singer-songwriter double bill $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 25 8:00 pm

Two good friends, both top songwriters, bring their extensive songbooks to the Freight for an evening of hilarious stories and wonderful music.

Craig CarothersCraig Carothers has a new album called The Vagabond, which seems like a good title for a man who’s driven more than 80,000 miles the past few years performing all over the country. His songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Sons Of The Desert, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, Berkley Hart, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Trisha Yearwood, whose version of “Little Hercules” earned him a gold record. The Birmingham News has praised his “smart, memorable material put across with abundant personality” and Patty Larkin says he “has a voice that should be famous.” When John Prine was asked about Craig, he said: “Who? Never heard of him.” Craig’s a cynic, a romantic, and a writer of songs that provide a great showcase for his charm and wit.

Don HenryDon Henry, says Entertainment Weekly, “comes across as a first cousin to Randy Newman, writing hot-wired songs about born-again whores, interfaith marriages, and the homeless taking over the White House. This is funny and thought provoking stuff, all of it good.” The L.A. Reader calls Don “a piercingly insightful songwriter who uses irony like a scalpel.” Don’s songs have been recorded by legends like Ray Charles, Patti Page, and Conway Twitty, as well as by Blake Shelton, Lonestar, and Jimmy Wayne. He won a Grammy for Kathy Mattea’s version of “Where’ve You Been” as well as Song of the Year honors from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He’s shared the stage with a vast array of artists from Keith Urban to Joey Ramone. His songs tend to be both funny and thought-provoking, and he sings them with great tenderness and humor. 

 

 

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