Ben De La Cour (Nashville) / Cheap Talking Wine Montrose Saloon

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Date & Time:Sun, 01/30/2022 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
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Duration: 4 hr
 
Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook
Sunday, January 30th, 7 pm
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BEN DE LA COUR (8 pm)
https://www.facebook.com/ben.delacour.3
http://www.bendelacour.com/
CHEAP TALKING WINE (7 pm)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100075883950436
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All patrons and musicians must provide proof of vaccination at the door. $5 cover at the door, which - all of it - goes directly to the musicians.
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Notices for BEN DE LA COUR:
“Ben de la Cour writes rich and uncompromising narratives of lyrical fierceness and rough beauty.”
– MAVERICK MAGAZINE
“Plaintive story-songs showcasing affecting, plainspoken vocals and narrative lyricism.”
– AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“Who takes the pulse of middle America? Ben de la Cour does, a songwriter who with punk rock tenacity vividly expresses the state of a nation on the brink and losing hope in its future, of a people grasping at straws.”
– MAKING A SCENE
“Ben de la Cour has a 12-round heart – his songs are so alive they scare me.”
– JON DEE GRAHAM
“Ben de la Cour is a master storyteller who pairs his narratives with dense arrangements and an unforeseen sense of drama and deliberation.”
– GOLDMINE MAGAZINE
“Biting wit and heartbreaking honesty.”
– ROOTS MUSIC CANADA
“Ben de la Cour mixes tall tales with hard truths.”
– AMERICANA HIGHWAYS
“A true troubadour of Nashville’s east side, Ben de la Cour maintains a realist perspective that few others are capable of.”
– NOW/IT’S MAGAZINE
“Ben de la Cour is the real deal. His writing is brave and sometimes confrontational, but there is always a spark in his eye that is inviting you along for the ride. He is riveting to watch and hear on the high wire of his own making. He is original, thought provoking, funny and poignant – a rare combination. “
– ROD PICOTT
“Strange fever dreams of bad luck gone right, of embracing the long odds and playing them anyway, of laughing in the face of despair… and then inviting her in for a nightcap.”
– THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
“Ben writes about wounds that don’t heal in a way that is deep and profoundly beautiful.”
– ADAM CARROLL
“The High Cost of Living Strange is long on memorable lyrics and well-honed, live-in-the-studio performances. “Americanoir” is what de la Cour calls his music; I just call it excellent.”
– NO DEPRESSION
“Gruff but well-read, quiet but dancing circles on one heel in the kitchen, Ben de la Cour is the enigma, the lone picker, the troubadour, the drifter, the one man band. He is a revitalizing force.”
– AMERICAN MUSIC PROJECT
“Ben de la Cour’s way of crafting a story and delivering it with his sometimes menacing and teetering-on-the-edge-of-madness-yet-eerily-calm baritone makes it impossible to turn away, even at the bleakest moments.”
– AMERICANA UK
“Ben de la Cour’s dark little vignettes are pretty “noir” but pretty dang cool.”
– MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE
“Ben de la Cour chronicles the darkly troubling flipside of the American dream with wit, empathy and perception.”
– MESSENGER NEWS
“A narrator’s narrator, Ben de la Cour is one of the most credible heirs to the throne of the late Jim Croce. He has the same accuracy with the descriptive shortcut, although more acerbic in his observations of the human race.”
– PARIS MOVE
“On songs like “Company Town” Ben de la Cour sets out to make a statement through storytelling and he nails it. He makes the plight of small-town America resonate in a way that’s emotive and personal, covering a loss of identity to the point where it takes on an apocalyptic vibe.”
– LEMONWIRE
“Ben is one of my favorite songwriters in Nashville — or anywhere.”
– KEVIN GORDON
“Storyteller is a word that is bandied about incessantly in the Americana world. Some fall short of the title; Ben de la Cour definitely does not.”
– MOTHER CHURCH PEW
“Ben de la Cour has a warm and interesting voice; his song-writing is eloquent and detailed plus his band skirt Southern Gothic and modern Hill Country music……what’s not to like?”
– THE ROCKING MAGPIE
“Ben de la Cour delves into the poetic side of folk storytelling to bring his stories to life.”
– FRANK GUTCH JR
“The High Cost of Living Strange opens on an uptempo southern swing, but it’s the slower, more reflective material that stands out most, like the twanged guitar underpinning the rolling rhythm of “Company Town” and its grim portrait of the damage done to small town communities by corporate America. Ben de la Cour sings “the harder you lean on something, the harder it lets you down.” This album won’t.”
– FOLK RADIO UK
“Ben de la Cour’s songs are brimming with urgent authenticity.”
– NO DEPRESSION
“Ben de la Cour brings to mind a young Townes Van Zandt. He shares a similarly cynical worldview and world-weary, rakish persona, and sings in an assured baritone that he would probably prefer was fueled by quality bourbon, although rotgut might do the job in a pinch. And as he makes clear from the git-go, he’s no stranger to being in a pinch…”
– NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
“The High Cost of Living Strange is a collection of smoky, moody songs about hard times, thoughtful character studies and the haunting first single, “Guy Clark’s Fiddle.”
– ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
“Ben de la Cour bleeds the songs he sings.”
– TURNSTYLED, JUNKPILED
“The murder ballad: a grim tale that may make us uncomfortable but simultaneously draws us in to the macabre. Iconic songwriters like Lead Belly and Bob Dylan come to mind, as well as timeless classics like “Long Black Veil,” “Frankie and Johnny”, both made legendary by Johnny Cash. Add Ben de la Cour‘s “Tupelo” to that list.”
– THE COUNTRY NOTE
“Midnight in Havana is a bittersweet beauty… Ben calls his style “Americanoir” which is the perfect descriptor.”
– SOUNDWAVES REVIEW
“With subtle hints of Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen, it would be hard for a folk/roots fan to be disappointed with this record. Soft but harsh, brooding but purposeful, and fragile but strong all in the same breath – a true troubadour for the modern age.”
– RED LINE ROOTS
“On Midnight in Havana, Ben de la Cour offers up vivid scenes from his rambles against a solidly rendered, folk-skewed backdrop.”
– THE NASHVILLE SCENE
“Ben de la Cour’s songs are mesmerizing in their haunting lyrical quality. They possess an addictive quality that gets under your skin and leaves you with a vaguely uneasy feeling, like you have just relived a moment you can never quite recall.”
– BLACK CHALK MAGAZINE
“The overall mood of the 12 pieces is consistently bleak, poetically gentle, and thoroughly engaging… Under a Wasted Moon provides a deep, devastating, listen that will not soon be forgotten.”
– THE LONESOME ROAD REVIEW
“Ben de la Cour is a talent of undeniable charisma. Here is an album that creates scenarios that haunt us after the fact and challenge us to remain unmoved in the face of their dark honesty. Beautiful.”
– VICTORY MUSIC
“Listening to Ben de la Cour’s songs feels like taking a journey back in time. There’s a fine line between releasing something too “old-fashioned” and taking just the right amount of inspiration from distinguished, prominent, older folk singers. Ben de la Cour manages to balance along that line by giving us something so heartfelt and true to his experiences that one can’t help but be right there with him, every step of the way.”
– INDIE BAND GURU
“Folk in the great American troubadour tradition, illuminated with the phosphorescent spirit of Townes Van Zandt.”
– BEAT SURRENDER
“Ghost Light is a record made rich not only by the depth of Ben’s voice but also by his impressive songwriting that pulls inspiration from generations passed.”
– YANKEE CALLING
“From the tortured killer of “Howlin’ Down the Dark” to the broken soul of “Memorial Day,” de la Cour is deft at fleshing out characters both prideful and pained. Sounding fresh yet well-worn, there’s a warm comfort that blankets the demons haunting his songs.”
– BUCKET FULL OF NAILS
“The eleven songs on To The River Rise are stripped back revelations that sound like they are ripped directly from de la Cour’s heart… This album is going to stand up to repeated playing and is unlikely to sound dated even years down the line. A moving, beautiful collection of songs and currently my favorite album.”
– PENNYBLACK MUSIC
“Ben de la Cour is a folk musician with the songwriting acumen of a young Nick Cave. ‘Sobriety and the Woman’ is 3 minutes, 14 seconds of dark, brooding acoustica that pitches de la Cour as a raw musician with the lyrical wisdom of a vitriolic Leonard Cohen. It’s stark, melancholic and packed with emotion and will send you collectively weak at the knees.”
– FRESH DEER MEAT
“Men just don’t come like this anymore, it seems. Combining the dusky grit of the most hardened bar band singer with the lilt of a folk singer, De la Cour’s vocals are well-suited to Americana, and his songwriting chops match his vocal range…There is not one superfluous note on this album. I might even go so far as to say that it’s perfect. But I’ll let you be the judge.”
– ADOBE AND TEARDROPS
“De la Cour’s signature lies in his voice: soft and lower range with gentle edges tuned to his songs. His songs look at life from the outside in rather than the inside out (or maybe it’s the other way around), finding inspiration in the story rather than the personal. Sure, love is there as well as pain and loneliness and the typical reflections, but they are not the focus. You can chalk one up for de la Cour.”
– FAME REVIEW
“Like many musicians, Ben de la Cour is attractive and brooding with a certain air of calmness about him that one might mistake for lethargy. Unlike many people who simply look like musicians, however, de la Cour has the voice and the songwriting skills to back it up.”
– THE NOLA DEFENDER
“Under a Wasted Moon is a beautifully bleak and stark album with lyrically rich songs… de la Cour has the substance of a great folk singer.”
– COMMON FOLK MUSIC
“Brilliant”
– BBC RADIO
“Literary, moody and hauntingly melodic”
– SAN FRANCISCO FREE FOLK FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue Information

Name:Montrose Saloon
Address:2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Website:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Montrose-Saloon/116600338363739
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