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2013 An Evening with Michael Nesmith
Friday, November 22, 2013
at Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E Kirkwood
Doors open at 7:00 PM
In a career that has endured for almost 50 years, Michael Nesmith has made his mark on popular culture as a songwriter, performer, author, film-producer and actor. In the 1960s Nesmith found fame as one-quarter of The Monkees. As a songwriter he has written music for such performers as Linda Rondstadt and had his songs covered by artists ranging from Run DMC to Andy Williams. A successful film producer, his name has appeared on the credits of such pictures as the cult-classic Repo Man and the Tim Robbins movie Tapeheads. In 1980 Nesmith was one of the men behind the launch of the revolutionary television channel MTV.
But it is Michael Nesmith’s prolific body of solo work that brings him across the U.S. for this tour.
The author of no fewer than 15 solo albums, Nesmith was a key pioneer in the development of country rock music, most notably with his work with The First National Band. His 1975 album Prison – A Book With A Soundtrack introduced the innovative notion of combining a written story with recorded music.
His most recent solo work, Rays, was released in 2006.
This body of work has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the greatest music never heard.” The opportunity to hear these compositions played in an intimate setting amounts to nothing less than a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.