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Crystal Bowersox

  • Fri Aug 12 - Sat Aug 13 2016 - 8:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $20 advance | $25 door

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Crystal Bowersox gained fame on the cultural juggernaut “American Idol,” finishing as runner-up in 2010. Since then, she’s recorded two albums, Farmer’s Daughter and the All That for This, produced by Steve Berlin, who has worked with Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow and John Lee Hooker.

Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King.

The Washington Post calls her “bluesy and soulful, with a voice incapable of artifice.” She “expertly works the territory between folk and country,” says The Chicago Tribune.

The Ohio-reared and Portland-based singer/songwriter started busking train stations at 17 and then went on an international café tour that took her to Mexico, Turkey and Tennessee. She is a triple threat, equally adept as a vocalist, composer and guitarist.