Christopher Paul Stelling will be back in Europe early 2016!20-10-2015
Ever since the release of "Labor Against Waste", New York's finest finger-picking singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling has been touring all over. During his last European tour the album was released through Anti- Records and it's been a non-stop endeavor ever since. TODAY we add some more dates to this tour, announcing the first dates of his early 2016 tour throughout Europe.
16-01-2016: Oslo (NO) @ Buckleys
18-01-2016: Copenhagen (DK) @ Huset KBH
20-01-2016: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
22-01-2016: Luzern (CH) @ Gewerbehalle
23-01-2016: Olten (CH) @ Variobar
25-01-2016: Winterthur (CH) @ Monomontag
26-01-2016: Zurich (CH) @ Henrici
27-01-2016: Lumezzane (BS) (IT) @ Teatro Odeon
28-01-2016: Milan (IT) @ Biko
29-01-2016: Rome (IT) @ Monk
30-01-2016: Prato (IT) @ Ex Chiesa di San Giovanni
10-02-2016: Dillenburg (DE) @ Erbse
12-02-2016: Moers (DE) @ Bollwerk
13-02-2016: Cologne (DE) @ Die Wohngemeinschaft
14-02-2016: Groningen (NL) @ Grand Theatre
15-02-2016: London (UK) @ The Islington
16-02-2016: Bristol (UK) @ Tunnels
18-02-2016: Nottingham (UK) @ Guitar Bar
19-02-2016: Oxford (UK) @ Jericho Tavern
21-02-2016: Newcastle (UK) @ Live Theatre
There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It’s a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Christopher Paul Stelling estimates that he’s played over four hundred shows in just the past three years. It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture ones character and art.
“It takes a lot of work to stay on the road,” he says. “You learn to rely on your songs as a sort of resting place amidst all of the unfamiliarity. You fill your head full of places, and sounds, and ideas — and it all comes spilling out. When the things around you change constantly, you change too. And the things that stay the same become who you are. It’s nurtured my songwriting, knowing that the inspiration is all around you. If you aren't seeing it, then look harder, and if you still don't see it, then turn the corner, and if you still don't see it then look at things differently, because it's right there in front of you.” When he returned to the US late July Christopher Paul Stelling performed at the Newport Folk Festival - a long time dream to come true. He asked his girlfriend Julia to be his fiancee, she said yes. Look it up on Youtube, you'll melt.