The Center for the Arts is pleased to present Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie with openers Cory Branan, Wolf Creek Boys, Spike McGuire in the Marisa Funk Theater on October 24, 2023.
In a musical life that spans close to three decades, Chuck Ragan has consistently worn his heart on his sleeve and carved out a musical niche in the process. First with post-hardcore trailblazers Hot Water Music and subsequently on his own, he’s built a large and singularly powerful body of work whose honesty, immediacy, and warmth have won the loyalty of a fiercely devoted international fan base that’s supported him through his various musical incarnations.
In 2005, feeling the urge to stretch out creatively, Ragan ventured into a more acoustic approach. He enthusiastically embraced his new status as a solo troubadour, exploring an expanded palette of acoustic and electric textures on the acclaimed albums Feast or Famine, Gold Country, Covering Ground, Till Midnight, The Flame In The Flood, and The Blueprint Sessions.
In 2008, Ragan launched the long-running Revival Tour, a series of collaborative acoustic adventures featuring a diverse assortment of punk, bluegrass, and alt-country performers. In addition to Ragan, the Revival Tour, which has visited Britain, Europe, Australia, and Scandinavia as well as North America, has featured a broad array of talents, including Anderson Family Bluegrass, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath, Craig Finn of the Hold Steady, Cory Branan, Ben Kweller, Laura Jane Grace, and Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash, to name a few.
“It’s a blessing and a privilege to stand on stage and play music for people,” confirms Chuck, “I meet so many folks out there, and they’re so hospitable and so kind and say such nice things to me about the songs. The support and the energy that I get from them is what makes it possible for me to keep doing this. And when I’m there and in that moment, it’s important to me to give it back to them as strongly as they’re giving it to me.”
Experience Chuck Ragan’s reciprocity and talent at The Center for the Arts on October 24th, with openers Cory Branan, Wolf Creek Boys, and Spike McGuire.
Since 2000, The Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, has grown into a leading presenter of music, dance, theater, comedy, literary and visual art, and family programming, offering more than 150 events per year from its location in downtown Grass Valley. The Center recently completed a major renovation of its multiuse, 21,000-square-foot facility in downtown Grass Valley, making it a premier performing arts destination. The venue includes the Main Stage, which accommodates up to 492 guests in configurable theater seats and up to 700 patrons for dance shows, and a 90-seat studio theater.