Join us at Red Light Café for yet another intimate evening with the one and only Col. Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express. Special guest Eric Norman opens the show.
Col. Bruce Hampton is a Southern musician, singer, actor, magician, artist, and soothsayer. He has been touring since 1963 with the bands IV of IX, Hampton Grease Band, Late Bronze Age, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and too many more to count. Along the way he appeared in the movies "Sling Blade" and Mike Gordon's cult classic "Outside Out." Still rolling down the road, Col. Bruce continues his quest for the tonal center at each exit #6.
Classically trained, Eric Norman’s guitar playing is complex, nuanced and sophisticated – and perfectly matches his piercingly direct songwriting. His playing is often compared to guitar legends that include Ry Cooder, Mark Knofler, and namesake Clapton – though he would likely never say so himself. Eric creates vivid images and tells stories through his songs, and takes us on journeys with him on paths constructed out of absolutely flawless playing. Whether you see Eric as a solo performer with guitar and voice, the leader of his band - Sightless Fish, or on stage with a chamber or full orchestra, you are in for a special treat.