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Indy artist to open Dave Matthews Band shows in TX.


8-22-00 8:00 AM PST antiGUY
Singer/songwriter Christian Anthony will be the opening artist at the two Dave Matthews Band shows at the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston on September 12 and 13 at 6pm. Christian just returned from an extensive 18 month tour of the US and Europe promoting his debut album "native and alive" He is playing the Dave Matthews Band shows as part of the Levi's 1st stage series which helps showcase emerging artists on major tours.

Here is the official Press Release from bent antenna records. 

bent antenna recording artist Christian Anthony will be performing at two Dave Matthews Band shows at the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston next month.  The shows will take place on September 12 and 13 at 6pm as part of the Levis First Stage Series.  Opening on the main stage will be Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at 7pm.

Christian recently wrapped up an 18 month tour of both the US and Europe in support of the debut CD “naked and alive.”  During that time he has been a featured showcase artist at the EAT’M conference in Las Vegas and the LMNOP festival in New Orleans.  The debut album “naked and alive” is currently getting radio-play on AAA stations around the country and was voted one of the top 25 best cd’s of 1999 by cdbaby.com customers.  Select tracks from the album have charted as high as #1 on Soundclick.com and #2 at MP3.com in recent months.  “Naked and alive” is available nationally at both traditional retail outlets and via most e-commerce sites.

Sarah Bardeen of listen.com says, “Bold strokes of clever lyricism and earthy, contemplative vocals paint themselves on a rock ‘n’ roll canvas with indelible ink.  At times huge, at times humorous, Anthony’s neo-flower-child sensibility won’t escape comparisons to the Dave Matthews Band.” Dan Kimpel of Music Connection writes, “The raw edges of Christian Anthony’s songs are organic and revealing.  This is the real deal: songs so natural they may have written themselves.”  

Carol White of the Pacifican says, “Fabulous.  Phenomenal.  Spectacular.  Breathtaking.  Unbelievable.  He has the look, the sound and the talent.  Sometime in the near future, Christian Anthony is going to be the beginning of a new craze of solo male performers.”
 

Click here for more info on Christian Anthony.  

Click here for more info on the Levis 1st Stage Series.

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