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Father John Misty with special guest Jessica Pratt
Jessica Pratt

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U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre

8:00 PM Monday, May 13th

Doors open at 7:00 PM

When discussing ‘Father John Misty’, Josh Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: ’It’s all of me and none of me, if you can’t see that, you won’t get it’. What I call it is totally arbitrary, but I like the name. You’ve got to have a name. I never got to choose mine." Father John Misty became a reality with the recording of “Fear Fun” produced by Jonathan Wilson and Josh Tillma. Musically, Fear Fun consists of such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, “All Things Must Pass,” and “Physical Graffiti,” often within the same song. Tillman’s voice has never been better and often sounds like Roy Orbison, “The Caruso of Rock”, at his most joyous, while the music maintains a dark, mysterious and yet conversely playful, almost Dionysian quality. Lyrically, his absurdist fever dreams of pain and pleasure elicit, in equal measures, the blunt descriptive power of Bukowski or Brautigan, the hedonist-philosophy of Oscar Wilde and the dried-out wit of Loudon Wainwright III.

Sales Information:
Tickets go on sale Friday February 1st, 2013
$17.00 plus applicable service fees

Venue:
U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre
865-522-0832

Ticket Sales Outlets:
All Knoxville Tickets Locations and The Tennessee Theatre Box Office

803 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN
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