Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts is proud to present Smalltown in our Bloodstreams – an evening with Shane Alexander on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM in Lincoln Hall, Foxburg. Join us for a captivating evening of story and song with internationally renown singer/songwriter/guitarist Shane Alexander. In a club-like environment right in Lincoln Hall, Shane will performs songs from all of his albums, some of his favorite covers, and debuting new material to be released later this year!
A native of nearby Butler, Pennsylviania, Shane now resides with his family in Southern California. Since his debut in 2005, he’s toured the US and Europe countless times – both as a headliner and as an opener for tours with Jewel, John Hiatt, Seal, Bon Iver, Suzanne Vega, Styx and Yes. Songs from his catalog have been featured in over 100 televsion shows and films. ‘Skyway Drive-In’, a song written about growing up in Butler, recently passed 14 million streams on Spotify.
Well beloved in and around his home town of Butler, world renowned Shane Alexander will bring his heart-opening, touching and evocative acoustic music to Lincoln Hall’s intimate acoustics for an evening of music making that will rock your soul and renew your spirit.
ARRIVE for the opening reception of the Exhibit of Photography by Butler-based Dennis Keyes and Hand made coiled baskets by Linda Thompson at the Red Brick Gallery from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 28 – immediately before Shane Alexander’s concert. Bring your friends – make new friends – and enjoy an evening in Foxburg you’ll long remember.
Tickets are Adults $25, Students $5. Call to reserve – 724-659-3153 – or buy online here. Wine and Beer will be available by donation.
‘Music for the heart and soul – premier songwriting and pristine delivery, a winner in every respect. Essential’ – Power of Pop
‘One of the most beautiful albums of the year’ – WoNo Magazine ‘
‘Alexander’s sweet tenor, acoustic guitar work, and catchy well-hooked songs flow seamlessly into one another’ – The Morton Report
Since his debut The Middle Way in 2005, Shane Alexander has forged a singular style blending west coast folk, rock and psychedelia into a successful sound that has appeared in over 100 television shows and films.
Touring the US and 11 other countries both as a headliner, and supporting acts like Bon Iver, Jewel, John Hiatt, Suzanne Vega, Seal, Styx and Yes, the fiercely independent artist has developed a loyal international fanbase, further enhanced in recent months when ‘Skyway Drive-In’, a solo acoustic track from the album Ladera, crossed over 14 million streams on Spotify.
The new album – Alexander’s first self production, was the first record made at his new Buddhaland Studios facility in Southern California. Bliss is a timeless tribute to the artist’s classic rock influences, featuring Alexander’s crystalline tenor and deft acoustic guitar work at the heart of all the tracks.
For all of the heartache and lessons learned on the album, the closing title track leaves the listener on a sublime note of peace and forgiveness, one that is mirrored in the cover image, hand-drawn by veteran rock and roll artist Alan Forbes.
Since the release of Bliss, and tours in The United States and Europe, Shane produced Shelby Figueroa’s debut Highwire (which reached NUMBER ONE on Amazon’s Singer/Songwriter chart) and Sallstrom’s EP Strangers Like Us – to be released in late spring.