David Gray, 41, coming to DPAC | Music
Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

David Gray, 41, coming to DPAC

Posted by on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:03 PM

click to enlarge More than a decade ago, but—see?—young.
  • More than a decade ago, but—see?—young.

Durham Performing Arts Center announced this morning that British singer-songwriter David Gray will perform at DPAC Friday, April 9. Tickets ($25-$60) go on sale next Friday, Dec. 11, but, more important than the show itself, is Gray's youth, at least relative to many of the other musical acts booked in the city's 2,700-seat theater. Since opening in December, the core of DPAC's musical bookings has been a stable of aged heroes and icons—B.B. King, Roger Daltrey, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Willie Nelson. There have been exceptions of note (Ben Folds, Maxwell, Indie. Arie), but Gray's youth and my suspicion that Gray, who's slipped well out of the mainstream since his stateside hit "Babylon," from 1999's excellent White Ladder, won't fill all of those seats are good signs for DPAC's booking future: They're looking to be more than a hall of legacy, even if it means landing artists who've met some share of apathy in America.

Tags: ,

Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Small crowds like the one in Utrecht The Netherlands where I was with my 7 year young daughter may be …

by George Hendriks on The blues of Randall Bramblett's career-long cult status—and the promise of his new Devil Music (Music)

Wow! I am speechless. Skylar that was amazing! You are very talented. I love your vocal range and passion. Thank …

by Rita Romaine Rakestraw on Video Premiere: Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz Nod to Alice Gerrard in New Tribute Clips (Music)

Also the "correction" (UPDATE) above is incorrect. The original anticipated release date of the new Bowerbirds album was September 2014. …

by Beth Tacular on Tuskha, the new project of Bowerbirds' Phil Moore, releases new video for "The Program" (Music)

I stand corrected. The solo is Quine's.

by CK1355 on Richard Lloyd Tells a Vision: A Q&A with the Celebrated Guitarist (Music)

Richard Lloyd did play guitar on "Girlfriend," as did Robert Quine. In fact, so did Ivan Julian, and Fred Maher, …

by David Klein on Richard Lloyd Tells a Vision: A Q&A with the Celebrated Guitarist (Music)

Comments

Small crowds like the one in Utrecht The Netherlands where I was with my 7 year young daughter may be …

by George Hendriks on The blues of Randall Bramblett's career-long cult status—and the promise of his new Devil Music (Music)

Wow! I am speechless. Skylar that was amazing! You are very talented. I love your vocal range and passion. Thank …

by Rita Romaine Rakestraw on Video Premiere: Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz Nod to Alice Gerrard in New Tribute Clips (Music)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2017 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation