Friday, April 26, 2013

Monday To-Do: Bill Callahan

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Bill Callahan will perform at White Water Tavern Monday pic
  • Bill Callahan will perform at White Water Tavern Monday.

9 p.m. White Water Tavern. $10.

Bill Callahan is a singer/songwriter who lives in Austin, Texas, and recorded for many years under the name of Smog. He's released many albums of very high quality over the course of a couple of decades, mostly on the Drag City label out of Chicago.

He sings in an even and unfussy baritone, his words mostly clipped and clear. I really dig Callahan's "Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle" from 2009 and "Apocalypse" from 2011. He played a last-minute show at White Water Tavern in 2011, and I suspect there was a great deal of forehead slapping done by the folks who found out about it the next day. So no excuses this time! (Also, they were apparently filming Callahan's 2011 tour for a movie. Check out the trailer here. No lie: it is the greatest and only movie trailer I have ever seen this afternoon.)

Opening for Callahan will be Cass Roberts, performing solo tap dancing.

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