James McCartney, Special guest Jon Sandler- 8/1
at City Winery Chicago
About James McCartney
Following a year that introduced him to international success, James McCartney is already headed towards an exciting and unprecedented 2013.
McCartney is fresh off the release of his two digital-only EPs, Available Light and Close At Hand, as well as his first physical release, The Complete EP Collection, a special two-disc set produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney that includes the debut EPs in their entirety along with five bonus tracks. Now in the studio once again, James McCartney is preparing to release what will be his first full-length album in 2013, accompanied by major US and European tours.
The US tour will bring McCartney to over 50 cities coast-to-coast as he performs a unique solo-acoustic show of never-before-heard material mixed with fan favorites. Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, McCartney's soaring vocals, songwriting, and musicianship are highlighted in this intimate and powerful setting.
The success of The Complete EP Collection catapulted McCartney to national awareness in America with his U.S. television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. McCartney followed with his first tour of North America. Of McCartney's performances The NY Daily News writes: “An infectious set… [he] has clearly forged a winning sound of his own.” The Boston Globe adds: “…the younger McCartney’s promising pop-rock tunes make clear he’s learned a few lessons about melody, phrasing, and charm.”
Looking forward to the thrilling year ahead, the next phase of his career is beginning to take shape and McCartney's goals are clear. “Some artists are happy doing the same thing again and again, but my favorite artists are the ones who evolve and grow, and I want to be one of them." With a new album and multiple tours on the way in 2013, James McCartney continues raise the stakes, and in doing so he succeeds in filling some very big shoes… his own.
About Jon Sandler
Since picking up a guitar and writing his first song at the age of 9, Jon Sandler has amassed an arsenal of catchy and melodic tunes that he calls “pop fusion.” With a soulful voice, honest lyrics and a charismatic stage presence, he's been compared to a combination of Julian Casablancas, Elton John and Freddie Mercury, and recently a blog referred to Sandler as ‘the lovechild of Adam Levine and Tracy Chapman.