Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Live on the Red Telephone #8: Chriss Sutherland

I took in a trilogy of Chriss Sutherland performances last weekend- first at his CD release show for Worried Love at SPACE, then at Buoy- Kittery's cool new DIY (+BYOB) venue, and finally at the 106.1 fm Portsmouth Community Radio studio for a live performance on my show, The Red Telephone. The song selection changed considerably from each night, from his guest-heavy performance at SPACE, featuring his band mates from Fire on Fire and flamenco dancers to the stripped down affair that took place at Buoy.

For the Red Telephone show, Chriss played a number of songs from his first solo album, Me in a "field", as well as great covers by two legendary songwriters (one global, one local)- first Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" and then Big Blood's "Pretenders" aka "Oh County (Skin & Bones)". He also played one of my favorite songs from Worried Love, "My Mind Blues III", which you can listen to here.

Chriss continues his east coast tour through early April. We wish him well and look forward to his return to Maine!

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