Date(s) - Apr. 06, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event: The Red Barn Community Music Series presents Amber Cross in concert
Time and Date: 5:00pm doors open / 6:00pm show; Saturday, April 6, 2019
Description: Frequently compared to the likes of Nanci Griffith and Iris Dement, Amber Cross’s vocals evoke a time and place long since past while remaining firmly rooted in the present.
Location: The Beach Hut Deli, 1240, Unit 4, Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA
Cost: $15.00 at the door; no advance seating or reservations
Event contact phone number: (805) 215-3238
Facebook: Red Barn Community Music Series
Artist Website: https://www.ambercrossmusic.com/
The Red Barn Community Music Series presents singer-songwriter Amber Cross in a send-off concert just days before she leaves on a month-long tour of the UK and Ireland. Filled with “raw power and stark melancholy” (County Music People Magazine, UK), Amber’s voice has an authenticity and drive to it that is seldom heard today. “There’s a little bit of twang in the mix occasionally, but Amber’s style is much more elemental and old-country; more Patsy Cline than Taylor Swift.”(MusicRiot) Her songs of changing landscapes, changing relationships and shifting winds tell stories beyond her years to know. She sings of hard times and difficult situations, but she’s not asking for sympathy, she’s just telling it like it is. For this concert Amber will be performing with James Moore on guitar, harmonica and mandolin. The concert is on Saturday, April 6, at the Beach Hut Deli, 1240 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the performance is at 6:00pm.
Amber and her husband will be traveling to the UK and Ireland as a musical duo, to support her most recent album, Savage on the Downhill. The album was recorded in Austin, TX under the guidance of Producer and Juno-Award winning songwriter, guitarist and harmonica blower, Ray Bonneville, and is supported by producer and multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix, and renowned fiddler Tim O’Brien. The album has received high acclaim throughout Europe.
“It’s been a lifetime dream of mine to tour the British Isles.” Amber says. “I’d never imagined that I would have the opportunity to do so with my family. I can’t express how blessed we feel to be together for this tour. The Red Barn Community Music Series has helped my music evolve; I’d go as far to say it has significantly shaped it through the support I have received there. I could not be happier about the fact that our send-off performance will be in Los Osos. Due to the rising cost of renting the barn, some of the concerts are being presented at the Beach Hut Deli. It’s cozy but still has the great community feel that the Red Barn Music Series is known for. Without the cost of renting the barn, high quality acts that we have all come to expect to see through this series will get the money they need to make stopping in our little town worth their while.”
Originally from Maine, Amber spent her early years surrounded by gospel music in a small-town church where her father preached and her mother played piano. Following her path in music, Amber moved to California in 2003 and has lived in many of its landscapes: the foothills of the Sierras, the San Joaquin River Valley, the Coastal Range of Sonoma County and now San Luis Obispo County. The rolling slopes, misty shores and dry river beds of California are prominent in her lyrics. She has opened for such artists as Jerry Douglas, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and Mary Gauthier, gaining respect across musical genres for her craft.
About the Red Barn Community Music Series
The Red Barn Community Music Series is a monthly concert series showcasing local, regional and national musicians performing old time, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, blues and other forms of acoustic music. All proceeds go directly to the performers. Admission is $15.00 at the door; no advance seating or reservations. This concert will be held at the Beach Hut Deli, 1240 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA. Food and drink is available for purchase from the Deli; no outside food or drink, please. These shows are made possible though the generous support and assistance of the entire Red Barn Community (aka Children of the Barn) and with support from the Los Osos / Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce.
Call: (805) 215-3238
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Beach Hut Deli, 1240 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402