Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Xavier Rudd live tonight at the Bijou
Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a globally influenced style; he mixes reggae, funk, blues, folk, and nearly every other sort of song to create organic melodies and dynamic beats.
Rudd's most recent album, Koonyum Sun, marks a fresh, new musical and spiritual awakening for Rudd, perhaps most notably as it's his first with bassist Tio Moloantoa and percussionist Andile Nqubezelo under the unified
banner of Xavier Rudd & Inzintaba. Though the trio has been performing together for many months, Koonyum Sun is their first collaborative collection of songs - a triangle of influence that carries a piece of each individual member, yet keeps them all connected.
Over the last few years, he's graced stages at festivals around the globe, including The Bonnaroo Music Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, The Great Escape, Bumbershoot, and Austin City Limits, to list a limited few. Indeed, where he's physically been has an immense impact on where he's musically going. He explains: "I've absorbed so much culture and energy from where I've traveled, and it becomes a part of me."
Show starts at 8:00pm and doors open at 7:00pm.
Patrons needing special assistance may call the box office at 865-684-1200.