Reeve Carney

Reeve Carney (10:00 PM)

KaiL Baxley (9:00 PM)

Fri, August 26, 2016

8:00 pm

Adv tix $12.00 / DOS tix $14.00

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Reeve Carney - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Reeve Carney
Reeve Carney Bio: REEVE CARNEY was most recently seen as ‘Riff Raff’ in the upcoming remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show on FOX. Before Rocky Horror, Reeve starred in Showtime’s series Penny Dreadful as Dorian Gray. He originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the smash Broadway production Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Handpicked by director Julie Taymor, with the chance to perform music by U2’s Bono and The Edge, Reeve found himself with a mentorship any young singer would cut a deal with the devil to get. “Reeve was everything we could have hoped for: an amazing voice and a truly charismatic presence,” says Bono. Reeve also fronted the rock band Carney, whose debut album Mr. Green Vol. 1 came out on DAS Label/Interscope. His debut solo album was released in October of 2016.
KaiL Baxley - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
KaiL Baxley
KaiL Baxley’s songs cut right to the bone for many reasons, so pay attention. First, there’s the cast of characters from the deep south, who KaiL carries with him every day. There’s his father, an outlaw who he only met once but insists is a good man. Then there’s his mother, who he visited on Sundays at the state penitentiary as a child. And his mother's fellow inmate James Brown (yes, the James Brown) who sang at that prison’s church and taught a shy KaiL how to dance. And there's his grandfather, whose anecdotes and wisdom KaiL will be quoting ad infinitum. Finally, there’s the best guitar player he's ever met: his small town's local mechanic.
Second, there’s the stories which KaiL’s hesitant to share, the stories hidden behind his poignant, timeless songwriting. A Golden Glove boxing champion's dream of fighting for the US olympic team sidetracked by a run in with the law. The gunshot wound on his left
shoulder he probably will never mention. The loss of a close friend honored in his
devastating song “Chasing James Dean.” How he drove across the country to LA without
much more than a guitar. How he was so poor, he slept in an RV for 2 years on Selma blvd in order to pay for his first record Heat Stroke / The Wind and The War. And how, astonishingly, that record, a soul wrenching mash of gospel, soul, blues and damn good songwriting, went on to be nominated as album of the year by NPR.
Then there's his second record that’s better than the first: A Light that Never Dies. Released last July, KCRW and NPR snuck in as early adopters, hailing the album a true reflection of Baxley’s greatest talent: seeing beauty in our darkest of moments. Much
more of a slow burn than a flash in the pan, the magic of KaiL’s music continues to spread via word of mouth and his captivating live performances. We all have been dealt a bad hand in life at some point or another. How one chooses to play that hand, however, is what truly defines a person and every time, with his music and unwavering spirit, KaiL Baxley chooses to double down.
“Killin’ Floor” and “High On the Moon” were released in February 2017 and continue on with KaiL’s signature blues/soul sound.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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