Friday, August 29, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ben Nichols is the front man for the Memphis-based alt-country band Lucero, which has earned critical praise for its gritty, rootsy, and almost punk approach to country rock and for Nichols’ emotive, whiskey-soaked vocals. During breaks from Lucero, Nichols has recorded acoustic-based material, including an EP featuring Nichols on acoustic guitar, Rick Steff (of Cat Power) on accordion and piano, and Todd Been (of Glossary) on pedal steel and electric guitar. This EP, titled The Last Pale Light in the West, comprises songs based on characters and situations from Cormac McCarthy's novel, Blood Meridian. Nichols has been described as "a blistering diesel train of a singer and a songwriter of rare versatility" by The Austinist.
Tickets are $20, general admission, and are available online, using the button above, and from Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Avenue. The theater’s entrance may be accessed from the Main Library’s parking lot, 100 Rock Street. Tickets purchased online will not be mailed. They will be available for pick up in the lobby of the Ron Robinson Theater one hour prior to showtime.