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Lisa Marie Presley, Special guest Derek Fawcett - 10/25
at City Winery Chicago
About Lisa Marie Presley
With all the hoopla that has surrounded her, it’s easy to forget that Lisa Marie Presley is at heart a simple Southern girl whose earliest musical memories are of obsessively listening to 45’s in her bedroom at Graceland and of her dad catching her singing into a hairbrush in front of a mirror at the age of three. The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots on her new album Storm and Grace — an Americana-inspired showcase for her songwriting talent and smoldering alto voice. Produced with elegant restraint by 12-time Grammy Award-winner T Bone Burnett, Storm and Grace is a marked departure from Presley’s previous albums, 2003's gold-certified To Whom It May Concern and 2005's Now What, which both debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
Tickets for the post-show Meet & Greet with Lisa Marie Presley are available here.
About Derek Fawcett
THOUGH THE WINTER CLOTHES IS DEREK FAWCETT'S SOLO DEBUT, he should be no stranger to you. His powerful, thoughtful singing and skin-splitting djembe-playing have electrified stages across the country. For over a decade, Fawcett toured with Chicago's beloved acoustic quartet Down The Line (shared stages with Ben Folds, Peter Frampton, Lifehouse, America, Pat Benatar, and Colin Hay, XRT & WGN-TV darlings, and beyond.)
As a soloist, Fawcett’s music is informed by his tenure with Down The Line, and further influenced by Tom Petty, John Mayer, James Taylor, Bon Iver, and Fountains Of Wayne. He has switched from djembe to keys, but apparently hits just as hard: At a recent show at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, he broke the piano mid-set.
Though his aggression on piano may occasionally channel the angst of Ben Folds & Billy Joel, similarly, many of his songs tell thoughtful, poignant love stories: warm to cold, faithful to un-, fits and starts, admiration from afar, even “love of country.” Fawcett’s hallmark warmth and strength as a singer are on full display in The Winter Clothes: comparisons to Mayer, James Taylor, Jakob Dylan, and Gavin DeGraw come quickly and frequently (and are always appreciated).