Mon March 5 2018
Dwight Yoakam with special guest, Brandy Clark
Monday, March 5 - 7:30PM
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton- One of America's most prolific songwriters and
dynamic performers, Dwight Yoakam, brings his distinctive
perspective on love, loss and surviving both to Canadian
audiences at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Monday,
March 5, 2018. Yoakam's ability to deliver tales of
unrequited love, fresh heartbreak and other "honky-tonk"
foibles with unapologetic emotion and hips swaying is why
audiences can't just listen-they move to his music. Whether
performing traditional country, cow punk, honky tonk, or
bluegrass-- the sound is quintessential Dwight Yoakam.
Vanity Fair declared that "Yoakam strides the divide
between rock's lust and country's lament." That stride
comes with a sizeable portion of swagger, and the audience
comes away all the better for it.
Guitars, Cadillacs and Accolades
Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Yoakam moved to
Nashville to try his hand at a music career. Not fitting in
with the "Urban Cowboy" phase that was sweeping music row
at the time, Yoakam moved west to California to further
construct his interpretation of country music. That move
proved fortuitous as he pioneered the "hillbilly" music
that brought a new rock and punk rock audience to the
country music genre. His self-financed EP, Guitars,
Cadillacs, Etc., Etc,. (1986), was a breakout hit, and the
rest, as they say, is history.
Dwight Yoakam is a multiple GRAMMY (2), Country Music
Association (1), and Academy of Country Music (2) award
winner, with 9 platinum or multi-platinum selling albums,
12 gold selling albums and winner of 2013's Artist of the
Year from the Americana Music Association.
Along with his critically acclaimed music, Yoakam is a
formidable film and television actor whose films include
Sling Blade and The Newton Boys. In 2016, he performed in a
recurring role in David E. Kelly's Amazon series, Goliath
starring alongside Billy Bob Thornton.
Whether collaborating in music (Buck Owens, Beck, Jack
White), or in film (Jodie Foster, Daniel Craig, Matthew
McConaughey), Dwight Yoakam stands toe-to-toe with some of
the world's top thespians and musicians, seamlessly
delivering the goods--and all with his signature
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