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With Special Guest: Paul Cebar
September 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm $35
It’s as if the blues met modern poetry and got infused with Zen calm. Chris Smither takes the blues in a direction all his own, offering stoic, existential ruminations sung in a weathered blues moan and set to quietly virtuosic guitar. A New Orleans-to-Boston transplant, Smither has enjoyed a real meeting of the minds with Ark audiences in his shows here over the last few years–they’ve been equally extraordinary for audience and artist. Check it out for yourself! Or just take it from the pros—Chris has won Folk Alliance Awards for both Song of the Year and Contemporary Artist of the Year. Come by and pick up a copy of Chris’s latest, the rootsy “More from the Levee.”
Paul Cebar cut his teeth musically in the coffeehouse folk scene of the mid-’70s in Milwaukee. Upon graduation from New College in Sarasota, Florida, Paul spent substantial amounts of time testing the waters out New York way while exploring band dynamics with a soul and New Orleans-minded crew called the R&B Cadets back home. After that he formed a band called the Milwaukeeans which reflected Paul’s ongoing and deepening fascination with African, Latin American, and Caribbean rhythm & blues analogues. With an ever-deepening appreciation for the funk and the polyglot rhythmic conception that is their trademark, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound is spreading the word with their headlong, insouciant, and totally funky music The members of Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound want and need you to come on out and help them get down.