Tag Archive: “Christopher Paul Stelling”

Savannah Stopover Music Festival this year played host to 87 bands for the festival’s seventh anniversary, taking place March 9-11 in Savannah, GA’s beautiful and historic downtown district. Ghettoblaster’s David Altherr was there to capture some of the action.

AJ Davila at The Jinx:

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Chain Of Flowers at The Jinx:

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Christopher Paul Stelling at Trinity United Church:

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Crocodiles at The Jinx:

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Daddy Issues at The Jinx:

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JEFF The Brotherhood at The Jinx:

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Julien Baker at Trinity United Church:

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Kishi Bashi at Ships Of The Sea, North Garden:

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Tall Tall Trees at The Jinx:

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Wreckless Eric at The Jinx:

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Singer-Songwriter and guitarist Christopher Paul Stelling made a spirited appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series playing four songs from his new album Labor Against Waste. With his extraordinary finger-picking and heartfelt voice, a lone Stelling disappeared into the music and lyrics, delivering a sense of honesty and conviction.

Host Bob Boilen enthused about the performance, “After spending time with Christopher Paul Stelling’s third album, Labor Against Waste, I expected a certain intensity to his performance. But I didn’t expect him to nearly implode behind my desk, as the fierceness of his heartfelt songs was set against deft fingerpicking on his beat-to-hell ’64 Gibson gut-string classical guitar.”

Boilen then added, “By the time he played “Horse,” his third song at the Tiny Desk, Stelling seemed overtaken by the song he wrote. Watch him lean in as if he’s about to lunge, his eyes bugged out, sometimes rolled back in his head revealing just the whites, skin blood-red, voice like a preacher on fire. His music feels undeniable: Best witnessed live, it’s steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.”

In the classic folk and blues tradition, Stelling is known for his constant traveling and playing. In the next months will move across North America, performing almost daily. These dates will fittingly include a performance at the storied Newport Folk Festival. “The energy that this man is able to unleash through his songs and performances is unprecedented. The power and talent he beholds is a rare and beautiful thing.” – No Depression

Catch him live here:

2015-07-26    Fort Adams State Park Newport RI

2015-07-27    Book & Bar    Portsmouth    NH

2015-07-30    One Longfellow Square Portland ME

2015-07-31    Skinny Pancake Burlington VT

2015-08-01    Tweed River Music Festival Stockbridge VT

2015-08-02    Club Helsinki    Hudson    NY

2015-08-05    The Living Room Brooklyn NY

2015-08-06    Bsp Kingston    Kingston NY

2015-08-07    South Wedge Mission    Rochester NY

2015-08-10    Rumba    Columbus OH

2015-08-12    Majestic Theater Detroit MI

2015-08-13    Macs Bar    Lansing MI

2015-08-14    Tall Tales Music Festival Burlington WI

2015-08-15    Tonic Room Chicago IL

2015-08-16    The House Cafe DeK alb IL

2015-08-17    Moehler Mondays @ Rozz Tox    Rock Island IL

2015-08-18    Vaudeville Mews Des Moines IA

2015-08-20    Bryant Lake Bowl Minneapolis MN

2015-08-22    Club Garibaldi’s Milwaukee    WI

2015-08-26    Zanzabar Louisville KY

2015-08-27    Granfalloon Chattanooga TN

2015-08-28    Desert Island Supply Co. Birmingham AL

2015-09-03    Mothlight Asheville NC

2015-09-04    Willow Tree    Johnson City    TN

2015-09-06    Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta GA

2015-09-09    Will’s Pub Orlando FL

2015-09-11    Parlor Grape & Grain    Jacksonville    FL

2015-09-12    Revival Fest    Savannah GA

2015-09-14    World Famous    Athens    GA

2015-09-16    Americana Music Fest    Nashville TN

2015-09-18    Campfest Clayton GA

2015-09-19    Bristol Rhythm and Roots Fest Bristol TN

2015-09-20    Bristol Rhythm and Roots Fest Bristol TN

2015-09-21    Baine’s Books & Coffee Appamattox    VA

2015-09-22    The Camel Richmond    VA

2015-09-25    Vinyl Lounge @ Gypsy Sally’s    Washington    DC

2015-09-26    Main Street Music Festival Baltimore     MD

2015-09-27    World Cafe Live Philadelphia    PA

2015-10-08    Columbus Theatre Providence RI