Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 12:00am
Freedy Johnston + Chris Collingwood Freedy Johnston + Chris Collingwood Oddball brings you an evening of grown-up music for an adolescent age, featuring two American Originals, Singer Songwriters, Freedy Johnston and Chris Collingwood Freedy Johnstonhttp://www.freedyjohnston.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVqBYkrlsmw&feature=share Freedy Johnston’s songs are often praised for their literary quality – and deservedly so – but they also hit you on a gut level. As a young man, Johnston was drawn to both the raw energy of punk and the austere beauty of Paul McCartney’s vocal melodies. It’s no surprise that Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True is among the first albums that inspired him. One can hear Costello’s gift for meticulous songcraft and wry storytelling on Johnston’s second album, Can You Fly. When it came out in 1992, Rolling Stone and Spin hailed Can You Fly as a masterpiece. Robert Christgau called it “a perfect album.” Its success led to a major label deal with Elektra, for whom Johnston released “This Perfect World” in 1994. Not only did that album showcase Johnston’s increasing sophistication and range as a songwriter, but it also included his breakthrough hit, “Bad Reputation.” Chris Collingwoodhttp://www.fountainsofwayne.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ltwoI5gstfY#! Chris Collingwood, singer, songwriter, poet, and founding member of the power pop band Fountains of Wayne. Check out our website at www.freedyjohnston.com www.fountainsofwayne.com
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