BJ Barham – Solo (6/28/20)

$35.00

We’re pleased to have BJ Barham take a day out of American Aquarium‘s nationwide tour in support of their latest record, Lamentations, for an intimate solo acoustic show at the Old Church.

BJ Barham is one of the finest songwriters practicing his craft today and it’s a show you don’t want to miss.

Potluck and doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.

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We’re pleased to have BJ Barham take a day out of American Aquarium‘s nationwide tour in support of their latest record, Lamentations, for an intimate solo acoustic show at the Old Church.

“Country music was the voice of the people. It wasn’t always the prettiest voice, but it was an honest voice,” says American Aquarium founder and frontman BJ Barham. “I think that’s where country music has lost its way.” He pauses, then adds, North Carolina accent thick and voice steady: “I operate in the dark shadows of what we don’t want to talk about in the South.”

These days, those shadows are tall and wide, making it hard to recognize a neighbor, family–– even yourself. On American Aquarium’s new album Lamentations, Barham shines light on dark American corners with heartbreaking conversations, long looks in the mirror, and empathetic questions, all through songwriting that is clear without sacrificing its poetry, and direct without losing its humanity. “As a songwriter, my number one job is to observe and then translate what I observe into a song, a story, a lesson,” Barham says. “I’d be doing myself and the listener a huge disservice if I didn’t talk about the things I see, which is a country, divided.”

Potluck and doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.