THE REVIEWS ARE IN...
Having just finished up 7 sold out shows in the heart of Philadelphia with the astounding BalletX company, we couldn't be more fulfilled with how Bagabones was brought to life by the remarkable, Adam Hougland. We are so grateful to all who came out, to Christine Cox and Tara Keating, the band Justin Leigh, Kiley Ryan, Jim Stager and David Streim, but most of all to the dancers, Edgar Anido, Chloe Felesina, Francesca Forcella, Gary W. Jeter II, Zachary Kapeluck, Skyler Lubin, Daniel Mayo, Caili Quan, Richard Villaverde, Andrea Yorita. What a company. Please check out anything BalletX does, it is guaranteed to blow your mind.
Check out some reviews of the show, most come with beautiful pics as well.
"Last but not least, the world premiere of “When We’re Alone” is worth the price of admission on its own. Chris Kasper’s the musical centerpiece, and his full band is on stage for the duration" -----PhillyNow.com
"Throughout the set, Kasper and Co. were spot on with the material. Every nuance was brought to reality, especially the lovely deconstruction at the end of “Time To Wonder,” which is captured wonderfully live, and accented so crisply by the performers." ------ TheKey
"The highlight of the program is Hougland’s world premiere, When We Are Alone. Choreographed to music by Philadelphia singer-songwriter Chris Kasper, the piece sees dancers narrate the lyrics and melodies with graceful, powerful and sensual movements accompanied by live music played by Chris and his band." -Phindie.com
"Local musician and band leader Chris Kasper stole the show in When We’re Alone, blending folk, blues and rock. It’s not the sort of sound that leads one to think automatically of pointe shoes, but Hougland choose to juxtapose two vastly different cultural traditions on the same stage." --PhiladelphiaDance.org
"Hougland cites Kasper's music as his initial inspiration. 'His music has this spare quality. It works well with the movement because it's not complicated or dense. He has such a poetic sense in his songwriting.'"
"'When We're Alone,' Hougland's world premiere, was a feast of music and dance." - philly.com
Did you hear Chris on NPR? Check out the piece below discussing his collaboration w Adam Hougland and BalletX. -NewsWorks.org
London-based choreographer, Adam Hougland, chose Bagabones as the musical inspiration for his 7-show summer series at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, July 8-12th. We'll be performing live on-stage with the dancers. Keep up-to-date and see behind-the-scenes snapshots & videos here https://www.instagram.com/balletxdance/
Tickets for BalletX shows are available here: http://ticketing.artsphilly.org/tickets
BalletX video campaign a success!
We reached our fundraising goal and will start shooting with BalletX in a few weeks!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Stay tuned for updates.
Also, get your tix for the summer series now!
Chris and the band will tackle the Grateful Dead's iconic record, AMERICAN BEAUTY, on April 30 at Ardmore Music Hall! Check below for event details.
Back in Philly on Nov 1st !!!!
We are getting ready for our first headliner show in Philly in 2014 on Nov 1st at Johnny Brenda's!!!! We are excited to announce the addition of two amazing acts to the evening....Maitland and The Bones of J.R. Jones. Click the ticket link here to get your tickets to the show . Looking forward to seeing you there!!!
The Wood Brothers Tour in Sept 2014!!
Hey everyone! We are happy to announce our 2014 FALL TOUR supporting The Wood Brothers! I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this band and am beyond thrilled to be sharing 15 dates this Sept/Oct! Check the tour schedule below....
Sept 18th - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay
Sept 19th - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Sept 20th - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Sept 21st - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
Sept 23rd - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Sept 24th - Columbia, SC - Music Farm Columbia
Sept 25th - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
Sept 26th - Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Center
Sept 27th - Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Sept 29th - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater
Sept 30th - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre
Oct 2nd - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
Oct 3rd - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Oct 4th - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Oct 5th - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
Chris Kasper with BalletX at The Wilma Theater!!!!
It has always been in my greater interest to expand artistic endeavors by pairing my music with different mediums, be it film, oil paintings, graphic design, animation, etc... So when we got a call from BalletX 's Artistic Director, Christine Cox, saying that Adam Hougland was interested in collaborating on an idea he had to choreograph a ballet around 'Bagabones', I was over the moon! I have always dreamed of something like this and am thrilled to announce it's happening!
BalletX SUMMER SERIES 2015 will feature the world premiere collaboration between myself and Adam Hougland at The Wilma Theater . My full band and I will be performing with the BalletX dancers, playing selections from 'Bagabones' on July 8th-12th, 2015. For more info on the performance CLICK HERE!!!
G. Love Tour!!! 2014
July 16th - The Inn - Long Beach, NY
July 17th - The Starboard - Dewey Beach, DE
July 18th - Jacks Place - Avalon, NJ
July 19th - Grey Horse Tavern - Bayport, NY
July 20th - Surf Lodge - Montauk, NY
July 23rd - Cape Cod Jazz Festival - Harwick, MA
July 24th - Beachcomber - Wellfleet, MA
Chris Kasper Daytrotter Session Available Today!!
We were able to visit Daytrotter this past winter and are excited to have you all take a listen to the session. Daytrotter…. It's the home of some special recordings and we are so thankful to now be included in those archives. If you are a first time listener to Daytrotter, subscribe today as they hold so many treasures for music lovers of all types. Thank you again to the whole Daytrotter team for having us in for a visit. Please take a listen to the session HERE.
Chris Kasper Folkadelphia Session Available Online Now!!
Just in case you missed it last week, feel free to take a listen to our Folkadelphia session online HERE. We had so much fun and are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. Big thanks to Fred Knittel and the entire Folkadelphia crew, along with WXPN.
Chris Kasper on WXPN's Folkadelphia
We are very pleased and honored to be a part of the Folkadelphia sessions this month. Our Folkadelphia performance is airing this Wednesday, April 9th at 10:00 PM on WXPN. If your not near your radio, feel free to listen live on the WXPN website HERE….Thanks again to WXPN. We are so grateful for all the support you have given us over the years. An amazing station with a truly phenomenal staff!!
Wood Brothers Tour!
Back on the road with our friends The Wood Bros. After a great run through NC together, we're hitting the NE and Canada! We love these guys so much, it's a real honor to get to roll with em. Check out their new record "The Muse", it's a true piece of art.
Musicians on Call
Very Honored to be part of the Musicians on Call Benefit Concert w/ Matt Nathanson! 2/20/14 World Cafe Live.
NEW VIDEO for WATERLINE.
Check out the new Waterline Video....
MARCH with AMOS LEE!!!
We are very pleased to announce a bunch of new shows in March 2014 supporting out brilliant friend Amos Lee!!! Check out the Shows page above for more info on the Midwest perfromances and stay tuned for the On- Sale dates coming Very Soon!!!
A BIG Thank You to the Wood Brothers for having us out during October. Such an amazing run!!! We are heading out for a few more shows next week including Knoxville, TN at the Blue Plate Special for WDVX on Wednesday, Nov 13th. We will also be at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, Nov 16th, opening for Liz Longely. We'll see you there...
BAGABONES IS HERE
Check out the new album 'Bagabones' by Chris Kasper available on iTunes, Bandcamp and several other online retailers. Available TODAY!!!!