Picasso’s Coffee House welcomes award winning singer songwriter Chris Vallillo for a special CD release concert event on Friday March 22, 2013 at 8pm Picasso’s Coffee House is located at 101 N. Main St. St. Charles, MO 63301 Vallillo, has long been known as a musician who makes the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life in song. The Last Day of Winter is the 7th CD release by ChrisVallillo following his successful release of Abraham Lincoln In Song.
While some might disagree, Vallillo clearly believes “There is no such thing as too many guitars!” And with this new recording, he takes that claim seriously. For years he collected and restored old stringed instruments, some high quality, most quite inexpensive, but each with its own unique voice. With The Last Day of Winter, Vallillo uses this unique collection of voices to create a distinctive recording of original and American roots music heavily featuring his unique bottleneck slide playing. “Of all styles of playing, for me, slide guitar is the most intimate.” said Vallillo. “It’s an emotive style of playing that can make a slow song simmer and a fast piece burn and I wanted to focus on that style of playing for this project.”
While seventeen different vintage instruments are featured on the CD, Vallillo expects to have between 8 and 10 on stage with him, performing music that ranges from classic Americana melodies such as The Water Is Wide and Old Joe Clark to original songs like the poignant Lettie’s Song or the beautiful song of harvest time, Silhouette Against the Stars.
For more information contact Picasso’s Coffee House 636-925-2911
Visit Chris Vallillo’s website at www.ginridge.com