Roots on The Rails Concert Event at Chateau Rive
Featuring Dave Alvin, Eliza Gilkyson, Cindy Cashdollar, Christy McWilson, Chris Shea and Special Guests
(Ticketed Event - $30 & $50 tickets)
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill
$30 ticket which includes appetizers, lower level seating and a drink ticket
$50 ticket includes a Meet-&-Greet with the Bands, appetizers, preferred seating and 2 drink tickets
Arrive at 6:30 pm
Dave Alvin is a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter who is one of Spokane’s favorite roots, acoustic blues, country, Folk, Americana musicians. First emerging in the LA roots/punk scene as a member of The Blasters, The Flesh Eaters, and later X, Alvin has gone on to play with a veritable who's who of rock and folk, and, more recently, to forge a mighty solo career. This is his eighth Roots on the Rails trip. Last here with brother Phil, Dave has organized this Roots On The Rails experience bringing a host of talented musicians to Chateau Rive.
Eliza Gilkyson is a two-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014’s Songwriter of the Year.
Rick Shea was raised in San Bernadino, California, and while his brand of storytelling cuts to the quick, and his extraordinary guitar work raises the bar even higher. He has toured as a member of Dave Alvin's Guilty Men, and has become one of Roots on the Rails' most requested performers. Rick hosts the Open Mic sessions on board with grace, good humor and top-notch honky-tonk chops.
Christy McWilson first made a name for herself in late-century Seattle bands the Dynette Set and the Picketts. In 2000 Dave Alvin approached McWilson with an offer to produce her first solo album, made up of her originals and a heartfelt, lovely cover of Brian Wilson's "Til I Die." The album, The Lucky One, was recorded with a core band that included Alvin, Peter Buck, and Rick Shea on guitars; Bob Glaub and Walter Singleman on bass; and Don Heffington on drums. It also features guest appearances by Syd Straw, the Old 97s' Rhett Miller, and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills. Two years later, she called on many of the same musicians to help her put together her second solo album, Bed of Roses. This will be Christy’s third West of the West trip.