Daniel Knox

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Daniel Knox

Judson Claiborne

Thu, May 26, 2011

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

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Daniel Knox
Daniel Knox
Daniel Knox is a songwriter and composer living in Chicago. His next album of songs, Chasescene, will be released in 2014. In January 2012, he created Black & Whites, a long-form song-cycle, in collaboration with photographer John Atwood while in residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. He has scored for film (The Poisoner, dir. Chris Hefner) and theater (Mary-Arrchie Theater Co's The Glass Menagerie) and has performed throughout the US, the UK, and Ireland with artists such as Jarvis Cocker, David Lynch, the Handsome Family, Rasputina, Swans, Josephine Foster, Nina Nastasia, and Rufus Wainwright.
Judson Claiborne
Judson Claiborne
Judson Claiborne is another name for Christopher Salveter and the music made with his comrades. Salveter began writing songs during the late nineties in his birthplace of St. Charles, Missouri.

Soon after, he relocated to Chicago and started a band called Low Skies. Stuart Berman of Pitchfork, in his review of Low Skies’ final record wrote that the band resembled “the sunstroked stumble of Crazy Horse (c.f. "Cortez the Killer") and the Dirty Three's desert-dragging dirges” and “Salveter's distinctive vocal [has] a death-bed confessional tremble that doesn't so much suggest a lump in his throat as a tumor”. Low Skies released three records on the Flameshovel label and toured extensively, notably as support for Neko Case, Band of Horses, Okkervil River, Explosions in the Sky, and The Handsome Family.

The first Judson LP, Before Midnight Scholar, self-released in 2008, represented a departure from the gloomy, often devastating Low Skies oeuvre. Its songs present a broader emotional landscape, making space for kazoos, laughter and revelatory expression. Conceived by Salveter on a two-month bicycle tour of Southeast Asia, the record howls reverent delight, and wails laments for lost friends and lovers. Mark Guarino of No Depression wrote: “Before Midnight Scholar has a dreamy quality, though underneath the sophisticated textures of country mysticism is a steely edge that suggests a bottom dropping out at any moment. While the music is continually seductive, its core appeal is Claiborne’s voice, which is as nuanced and filled with tremor as those of Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley”

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