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Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kitchen Sink
After decades on the road as one of rock’s most in-demand sidemen touring with the likes of Jackson Browne, John McLaughlin, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby took time for a solo career, revealing the keyboard/violin/guitar player to be an honest, thoughtful lyricist and songwriter in his own right. For his new album, Gilder, Crosby wanted to pay tribute to all of the artists who’d been a part of his life experience over the years. “I would first pick an artist friend that I’d played with, think about all of their songs and find one that was suited for solo piano,” he explains. “It’s my way of celebrating everyone that I’ve played with and admire.”
“When I was on the road with Jackson Browne, multiple people in that band had said, at different times, that I should make a solo piano album,” he recalls. “And it was serendipitous in that Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) and Joe Poletto (Blue Rose) were also saying the same thing at the same time, and these people weren’t even talking to each other about it. So within the span of a few weeks, I was getting all these signals that I should be doing this.” Recorded both at Schools’ Sebastopol studio, and Grammy-winning producer Dave Way’s Waystation in Los Angeles, Gilder’s 11 solo piano tracks find Crosby covering artists he’s worked with ranging from Mahavishnu Orchestra to Father John Misty to James Taylor.” The 11 songs shine as a cohesive collection, with Crosby’s understated, refined keyboard work bringing a new dimension and mood to these songs. With Gilder, Crosby has delivered an elegantly affirming celebration of life and relationships, both of those still here with us, and those we have lost.
Doors @7:00pm / Show @7:30pm – $20. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, we encourage audience members to wear face masks. 100% of the evening’s proceeds go to the artist. Presented in collaboration with Santa Fe Performance Exchange & The Kitchen Sink.