Band: Ryan Culwell
Date: Friday, Jan. 22, with doors at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Satori Coffee House, 5460 Old Shell Road, www.satori-coffee.com
Tickets: $5 at the door;
free for USA students
The University of South Alabama’s Independent Music Collective is bringing another impressive musical act to this iconic West Mobile establishment, as Ryan Culwell launches this semester’s IMC series. Culwell’s music has been shaped by the time he spent in the plains of the Texas panhandle. These dusty badlands are populated by a working class that has dedicated their lives to the oil rig.
Culwell’s latest album, “Flatlands,” is a musical testimony of life in this flat, veritably desolate area. As with many great poets, Culwell’s escape from this area to Nashville allowed him to reflect on his youth. “Flatlands” translates this perspective into a collection of beautifully written Americana tunes. The album has earned Culwell praise from Rolling Stone, NPR Music and CMT Edge, and he is sure to charm his Azalea City audience.