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March 25 @ 8:00 pm $25
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Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native calling Nashville, TN home, has built her life around music. Crystal’s love for music developed at an early age from her need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion into finding a way to mend a young mind in turmoil. For her, music has always been the most effective form of catharsis.
With a heart set on a career in music, Crystal moved to Chicago on the cusp of 18, where she spent her days busking in the streets of the city and on subway platforms. Chicago’s rich and diverse culture helped Bowersox to broaden her musical horizons and she shared her talents with a variety of venues and audiences. Ultimately, Bowersox auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal’s time on the show proved to be well spent, as she immediately left the soundstage for the recording studio in 2010, releasing her debut album, “Farmer’s Daughter” on Jive Records.
In June of 2020, Crystal released the first single from her long awaited, upcoming album, HitchHiker, to be released January of 2022. The first single, “Courage to Be Kind”, was written in 2017 with accomplished songwriter, Steve Seskin. In the folk – rock, gospel anthem, Crystal’s voice soars as she tackles several controversial topics. “It takes Courage to be kind / To be brave enough to walk your love across a party line.” Seskin and Bowersox were making an attempt to process the heartache felt by so many when bridges are burned, families are destroyed, and wars are endlessly waged. The pair wondered what it truly takes to heal deeply rooted, generational wounds, as mentioned in the verses of the powerful song.
Courage, they concluded. It takes courage to begin the process of healing.
HitchHiker will be well loved by Bowersox fans everywhere, especially after a long hiatus from the recording studio. “I absolutely cannot wait for fans to hear this record. I could die tomorrow a happy woman, just knowing this record is finished and that it is, I truly believe, the best work of my life thus far. I have [Nashville songwriter and musician] Billy [Harvey] and the crew to thank for that,” says Bowersox.