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Born l952 in Cottonwood, AZ., Junior showed musical talent at an early age playing little melodies on the family piano before he could talk. Curiosity led him to an old guitar in his grandparents’ attic, thus setting the stage for a lifelong interest in the steel strings.
After a series of high school dance bands, he hit the Country dance club circuit full time while still in his teens. This continued for decades all over the United States and many excursions abroad.
After settling in Austin, Texas, with his wife and rhythm guitarist-singer, Tanya Rae, he began his weekly tenure at the legendary Continental Club where the band successfully honed their craft leading ultimately to a major label signing (Curb), a Country Music Association Award (CMA), three Grammy nods, a Bluegrass Music Association Award (IBMA) with legend, Ralph Stanley, duets on record and video appearances with everyone from Hank Thompson and George Jones to The Beach Boys and Stone Temple Pilots.
Then came movies (Me Myself and Irene, Trespass, Still Breathing, The Dukes of Hazard, Blue Collar Comedy Tour I and II), TV shows (X Files, Chris Issac, Austin City Limits), multiple appearances on Letterman, Conan, Saturday Night Live, and even a cameo appearance in SpongeBob Squarepants. And there were the national ad campaigns, like The Gap, Lee Jeans and Lipton Tea.
Lately Junior has been concentrating just as hard as always on his songwriting skills with his more recent material, which still references dry wit, serious sentiment and instrumental prowess.
Advanced sale is available for members of the Manship beginning on March 17th. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning March 31st.
To become a member, please contact the Manship Theatre Box Office at 225.344.0334.
Thursday June 25, 2015
Gritty songs with an attitude, Chris Knight is a new breed of country songwriter. His albums have charted nationally and his live shows are legendary.
Artists including Blake Shelton, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Confederate Railroad, Randy Travis and Fred Eaglesmith have recorded Chris’s songs. The “illegitimate son of a legend” and friend-of-the-Dragon Martin Flanagan will open the show.
Saturday July 11, 2015
$39.50-$58.50 plus fees