Updated Fri, Apr 26, 2013 4:38 pm
Stuart’s Opera House will welcome acclaimed singer-songwriter Bill Callahan for a special backstage show on Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
During a career spanning two decades, Bill Callahan has released over 20 records, both under his own name and as Smog.
After a couple albums recorded at home in the early 1990s, Callahan began recording in studios, teaming up with individuals such as musician/arranger Jim O'Rourke. His output has been constant for two decades and his tours have become larger and more impressive.
Callahan's songs have been featured in films such as High Fidelity, Dead Man's Shoes, and Youth in Revolt and artists as diverse as Gil Scott-Heron, The Flaming Lips and Cat Power have recorded his songs.
In 2007, Callahan dropped the pseudonym Smog and begin releasing his albums under his own name. Two years later, the critically acclaimed Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, a fixture of many year-end Top 10 lists, was released.
In 2010, Callahan published his first work of fiction, Letters To Emma Bowlcut and performed readings from the book for audiences in New York, London and Chicago, among other cities.
Opening Friday's show will be Flat Foot. Better known as Cass Roberts, Flat Foot features unique and entertaining tap dancing, which landed her a place as a finalist in Austin's Solo Artist of the Year Competition for 2013.
General admission tickets are $20 in advance or $23 at the door. The audience will sit on the stage with the performer. For more information, call (740) 753-1924 or visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org.