Chris Knight$25 – $50
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre welcomes Chris Knight to the stage in Asheville for an intimate performance on June 17th, 2021. Limited tickets are available for this special evening of music. Doors open at 6pm // Show begins at 7pm. Tickets on-sale beginning April 29th at Noon EST. No outside food, beverages, or chairs are allowed in the venue.
- $25 Adv / $30 Day of – GA Lawn
- $35 Adv / $40 Day of – General Seating (Terraces and Floor)
- $50 Adv / $55 Day of – Premium Seating
- Includes Adirondack chair on brick terrace level
- Dedicated sever for the evening
- Premium seats will be grouped together by order. Seating priority assigned by date of purchase
For the past 20 years, Chris Knight has only made music his own way. He’s released eight acclaimed albums, played thousands of electrifying live shows and built generations of fervent fans from Texas honky-tonks to Manhattan rock clubs. He’s been hailed as “the last of a dying breed…a taciturn loner with an acoustic guitar and a college degree” (The New York Times) and “a storyteller in the best traditions of Mellencamp and Springsteen” (USA Today). Bottom line, he’s hard-earned his reputation as one of America’s most uncompromising and respected singer/songwriters.
Chris has won a loyal audience for his stories of the rocky emotional landscape of ordinary lives, expressed in the warm but rough-hewn tone of his Kentucky-accented voice. But he’s also struck gold with other artists recording his tunes, and his work has been covered by country hitmakers like Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Ty Herndon, Montgomery Gentry, and Confederate Railroad. In his own hands, Knight’s music is as simple, direct, and heartfelt as his lyrics, short on polished production and long on a straightforward and evocative sound that blends no-frills country with a stripped-down variant on country-rock. 1998’s Chris Knight, his first and only major-label release, was glossy by his standards but presented his music with coherence and respect. After turning to the indie music community, 2006’s Enough Rope and 2008 Heart of Stone documented Knight’s songs and performing style in unfiltered style, while 2019’s Almost Daylight found him adding rough-hewn rock guitar to his arrangements.
“It’s hard to know how people are gonna react,” Chris Knight says of Almost Daylight, his ninth album and first new recording in over seven years. “I’ve written songs about a lot of different things going all the way back to my first record, and some folks still think ‘somebody kills somebody’ is all I write about. Maybe that’s why I was bound and determined to get these particular songs on this album. If people like them, then we’ll be fine. But I wasn’t gonna do it any other way.”
With the release of Almost Daylight, this native son of Slaughters, Kentucky (population 238) is eager to get back on the road and perform these songs for the faithful. Meanwhile, the singer/songwriter who was originally inspired by the likes of Prine and Earle now finds himself influencing a new generation of artists who revere Knight’s idiosyncratic talent and attitude.