Limited in-person tickets are sold-out. In-person tickets will only be available for sale in groups of 2 or 4. Attendees are expected to follow COVID-19 guidelines including (but not limited to) wearing facial masks at all times.
This concert is part of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts new 10 X 10 series that is focused on highlighting incredible rising artists.
Kassi Valazza has a viscous, light gold voice. It swirls around in your head like whiskey in a snifter; vaporous, and intoxicating. For most of her album Dear Dead Days pedal steel and electric guitar lope along at half time, the in-pocket rhythm section booming from deep in the low end. Its frequencies penetrate your flesh. The songs reverberate off your bones. Her lyrics drip down the inside of your skull. Musicians with Southwest origins dependably bring a languorous relaxation – the slow pace a defense against the oppressive heat of the high desert– and a grim sense of gravitas, having walked among the bleached bones and arid landscapes. At times Valazza sings as if her lyrics are smoke she’s exhaling. You get the hint: Valazza is pretty goddamn good at writing a sad song –but there’s another element, a painted desert, coloured canyon walls at sunset, endless sky vision. Kassi will be your peyote coyote; a guide through these psychedelic vistas. Here she’s found a way to trap the world of cheaters, drifters, lovers and leavers in amber. Wander from your own woes, and come walk with Valazza’s.
Livestream tickets only $10
Please Note: Ticket sales will close 2.5 hours prior to the show at 5:30 PM on May 14