PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. • 2017
TICKETS: Reserved $54 | Standing Room Only $56 | Lawn $39 | Child (1-12) Lawn $29
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
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Matt Nathanson isn’t just saying Show Me Your Fangs -- he wants to show you his fangs too. The acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most darkly honest work yet, Show Me Your Fangs finds Nathanson digging deeper than ever before and sharing a powerful and modern-sounding set of new songs that are easily his sharpest and most biting to date. "My last album was called Last of the Great Pretenders, says Nathanson, "and it was my way of announcing that I was done holding back in my songs. I didn’t want to shade out any parts of myself anymore just because they might be seen as ugly or something people wouldn’t want to hear about. These days, as a writer, I’m really only interested in truth.”
On Show Me Your Fangs, the truth isn’t always pretty, but the album’s unflinching honesty and sonic freshness make it a welcome reintroduction to an artist dedicated to pursuing his own truth wherever it leads him. Indeed, one of the central songs on Show Me Your Fangs is entitled “Bill Murray”: a salute to the actor who Nathanson says represents “telling the truth and pulling no punches. He’s my North Star. If I am going to follow any path, I choose that one.” Yet his emotional range covers some of Nathanson’s most engaging and uplifting songs ever, such as the beautifully shimmering and soulful single “Gold In The Summertime” and the massively romantic and anthemic “Giants.”
“Of all my albums, this one didn’t really have an over-arching concept until the end,” Nathanson explains. “Once I had the album title, and that amazing photo/painting by Angela Deane for the cover, everything really started to gel and fall into place. The songs on this record don’t pull any punches, they just kinda go for the throat and that feels like the only way forward to me. Making music that strips away the hiding places and tries to be as honest as it can be.”
Guest Artist: LOLO
From Jackson, TN, LOLO is a show-stopping singer who has "so much music flowing through [her] that it fills two people" (Associated Press). She has proven herself a venerable songwriter, from penning hits for Panic! At The Disco’s recent #1 blockbuster album to writing a New York Times raved about off-Broadway musical, “Songbird” — a perfect segue from LOLO's past role as the originator of Ilse in the critically-acclaimed smash musical “Spring Awakening.” Her album, In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Shit, is a come-to-Jesus moment for the songstress who moved back to Tennessee after exploring her path on the stages of New York and time in London - a literal reflection of LOLO's journey on the road back home, which paints the picture of a woman who is finally able to shine and be her true self. With a daring and emotionally charged voice, her music evokes a hot southern night – rough around the edges but with a velvety quality that soothes the soul.