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John Salaway: Americana Dreams with Chris Walker Band

December 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Frontman. Acclaimed Grammy considered songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of that city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also playing shows with acts like Peter Frampton, Ben Folds, Anderson East, Zach Williams, and Denny Laine from the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s Wings. He’s a drummer. A guitarist. A pianist. And with albums like 2019’s Americana Dreams, he shows the full range of his abilities, mixing a lifelong appreciation for the Beatles’ classic pop melodies with the southern-fried sounds of his adopted hometown.

Read about John in the Observer.

Appropriately, Americana Dreams is a sunny record, stocked with reminders to seize the moment, savor the good times, and let go of life’s unnecessary burdens. These songs preach the importance of focusing on the things that really matter: love, good people, even better music, and the times we share together.

Salaway will perform from 7:30 until 8:45, and Chris Walker Band takes the stage at 9:00, playing until 10:15.

A native of “a drinking town with a fishing problem” Englewood, Florida, Chris Walker began playing drums at age nine and guitar at age 11. By 12, he was writing his own songs and performing across Florida and on Norwegian Cruise Ships. Shortly after graduating high school, Walker became a fixture at college events across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first self-titled effort , which received radio airplay and glowing reviews.

The Tampa Tribune called Walker “Refined yet raw, Chris Walker rivets audiences with his guitar prowess.”



December 10, 2020
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm