Saturday, March 01, 2008

From So Far Away

An interview with Chris, in which he talks about working with DJ Logic and Vernon Reid, and being influenced by Cameo and Prince.

It's a bit sad noting the brief appearance of his trusty cigarette, as Whitley died of lung cancer in November 2005.

For those of you wondering, I have triumphed over the 8 month curse, have stayed smokefree [and pissed off about it] since July '07.

News here of a Chris tribute--

The 3rd annual celebration of his life & spirit
Bellows Falls Opera House
Bellows Falls, VT
April 26, 2008

* Alejandro Escovedo * Vernon Reid * Dan Whitley * Trixie Whitley * Melissa Sheehan *
* and special guests *
Hello everybody,
Mark your calenders as this is going to be
an event for all to remember, an
extremely special weekend with headliners: the ever
awe-inspiring Alejandro Escovedo and the creative genius
of Vernon Reid!

Both Alejandro and Vernon share the creative
values of Chris and both EXTREMELY important artists
whom Chris himself respected in a huge way. This year the event will be bigger and take place in the newly renovated Bellows Falls Opera house were they also show films, it is a full size theater as well as opera house and stage with killer sound, complete with balcony too... very classy spot and fitting for the event.
Also, there is talk of that Fri night (before the saturday music) the showing of Chris Whitley video's and tons of Chris performance footage... plus a saturday ope mic dedicated to Chris covers so stay tuned for updates!

Tickets will be onsale soon, more updates/info to follow over the next few days and thank you
for all the support!

Slip under the radar tonight
No one will know where you have gone