Callahan tours in support of September release, Dream River
Bill CallahanWebster Hall (125 East 11th Street, Manhattan, NY 10003) Map it $30
We would be happy campers if Bill Callahan's baritone was the last thing we heard before we went to bed at night. Barking up a tree similar to Drag City labelmates Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Silver Jews, the indie crooner, formerly known as Smog, has been making music for over two decades. An enigmatic storyteller, Callahan's lyrical logs float in the deep river of Americana and indie-folk. His darkly funny laments on life, love, faith, death, and America are incredibly thoughtful and benefit from repeated listening. His latest release, Dream River, dropped in September and has won critical favor. Tonight, Callahan, guitar in tow, invites you to huddle by his smouldering fire as he harvests selections from his expansive musical catalog.