Chris Thomas King- King 0f Nola Blues

VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS

Chris Thomas King- King 0f Nola Blues

Lang Holloman

Sat, January 12, 2019

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$10.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

* General Admission- Seated And Standing Room Only * All Seating Except For The Front Row/VIP Will Be On A Strictly First Come/ First Serve Basis * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open

Chris Thomas King- King 0f Nola Blues
Chris Thomas King- King 0f Nola Blues
Chris Thomas King (born October 14, 1962 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American blues musician and actor. He is the son of blues musician Tabby Thomas.

In the 2000 movie O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?, he played legendary bluesman Tommy Johnson. On the “O Brother…” soundtrack he plays Skip James’ “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues”. In the 2004 movie Ray, he played bandleader Lowell Fulson. He has also appeared in several documentaries about the blues and about music.

He has won awards including "Album of the Year" for both Grammy Award and Country Music Awards. King has sold more than 10 million records in the United States.
Lang Holloman
Starting in the hometown Meridian, Mississippi, Lang Holloman grew up with the arts as an integral part of his life. Meridian, MS is the hometown also of "The Father of Country Music" Jimmie Rodgers, Peavey Electronics Headquarters, Steve Forbet, and Sela Ward. Later in his young childhood, living in Winona, MS on the Eastern side of the Mississippi Delta, he grew a fondness for the Delta and Hill-country blues. Lang recalls listening to everything from southern soul, gospel, country, bluegrass, cajun zydeco, blues, and southern rock on the local radio stations. When he was 16, living in a small gulf coast town of Navarre, FL that he first picked up guitar from a friend who also shared a love of blues. In late 1994, Lang returned to Meridian, MS playing in a few original southern music style bands and playing in a church band of soul, country, and blues styling. " I think this is when I really learned hard work, to listen to everyone else musically, and know where I could fit into the overall sound with the instrument I was playing. That's also when I decided that original music was where I felt most comfortable in dedicating myself as an artist."

For the next two decades, Lang has worked with many original artists and bands as a multi-instrumentalist, collaborating songwriter, session musician, and live performing musician. His instrumentation includes being well versed as a slide guitar player, National resonators, acoustics, electrics, steels, upright bass, banjo, mandolin, and backup vocals. Having an experienced history of various styles of blues, americana, southern rock n' roll, bluegrass, jazz, outlaw country, gospel, soul, and songwriting; "Southern Heritage Music" is what he best describes as what his songs are as an artist style and form. Lang notes in reference to context of this album: "The songs, of this album 'Soul Bells', are works of non-fiction. They are songs/images/details/experiences that have direct connection to me. They are based on truth and honesty. With the masterful work of Anthony Crawford as the engineer, producer, and assisting multi-instrumentalist, along with Lauren Murphy's backing vocals...this album could not be what it is. This process has been a process of releasing control and letting it all happen freely."

With 22 years of experience, Lang has performed with and shared shows with the likes of Cyril Neville's The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Chris Thomas King, Buckwheat Zydeco, David Alan Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, Grayson Capps, and San Francisco's music scene performer now Mobilian Lauren Murphy. Lang has been on PBS, Mississippi PBS, NPR, CNN, Sirius XM, and countless festival/theater shows throughout the Southeastern US. Lang continues living and revealing through music/songs what he has coined as the style of "Southern Heritage Music". 2016's album "Soul Bells" was recorded in Baldwin County, Alabama at Admiral Bean Studio with prolific songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Winwood, Sugarcane Jane, & Willie Sugarcapps). 2017, Lang completed production, mastering and releasing 3 new single releases off of the next album "Signal Fades" at Anechoic Productions - Studio - Studio w/ Eric King as production engineer & co-producer. He's also been regularly performing with his band "The SOUL BELLS", spent mid-December 2017 in Nashville performing at The Legendary Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor, 2018 bookings are rolling in, and is looking forward to an early April 2018 on the international radio live show at the historic Temple Theatre of the Sucarnochee Revue in Meridian, Ms. Lang says of the The SOUL BELLS, "I'm honored to have everyone in this group, they are all highly experienced and seasoned professionals, each with a lifetime of experience. It all seems like a perfect fit."

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/