When: Wed., July 16 2014
Americana, 9 p.m.
With a lot of Southern grit, some harmonica, folky lyrics, and lots of rhythm, local musician Chris Boone created his newest album Whiskey Truth & Lies back in February. Throughout this work, Boone shows inspiration from greats like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and Björk. “The list could go on and on, but unique expression is usually what interests me in other artists, especially when they write seemingly timeless music,” says Boone. While he has traversed the country from LA to NYC, Boone is permanently back in Charleston to be closer to family. He also wants to slow down in the South with his own wife and kids. “You don’t get these years back and family is so important. It just so happened that being the musical city that Charleston is, I have been fortunate to make a living playing music full time. Work is unbelievably challenging, but I wouldn’t change it for the world,” says Boone. As for the future, Boone is focusing on promoting Whiskey Truth & Lies and working on a fifth album. —Teddi Aaron