Chris Knight (Full Band!)

Chris Knight (Full Band!)

The most dramatic, pugnacious songwriter thrown down by the Americana scene, CHRIS KNIGHT's 15-year song stockpile ranges from raw, raging rockers to gentle balladry: simple songs that carry the weight of the common man, inviting comparison to Steve Earle and John Prine with a bit of twangified Bruce Springsteen in the mix. An artist of fierce instinct and uncommon paradox, heʼs forged a reputation for stark and ofter-ferocious honesty that led to one writer to call his music "where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road." A former strip- mine inspector, Knight still lives near the tiny coal town of Slaughters, KY, (population 200+) where he was born and raised, yet due to his particular fame in the Lone Star State, has been named an "Honorary Texan" by Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry.

"This is the kind of guy who you would probably ask to open the top of that pickle jar that you can't twist off. Oh, he'd open it just fine. But then you might get "that look" as he sets it back down on the counter. You would never be able to claim that you helped him open it. That would be bad." ~ Music Fog

"Thieving Birds are like a breath of fresh air for your ears and soul. These guys are destined for big things through honestly good tunes made by five great dudes." –Bart Crow (Recording Artist/Songwriter)


"Thieving Birds are ready to roll out the rock n' roll with this release… Great guys and a great record. Bottom Line."-Justin Frazell (KFWR 95.9 The Ranch & The Red Dirt Road Radio Show)



Thieving Birds are a band from Fort Worth, Texas that was formed in September of 2010. These four friends combine Rock, Country, Roots and Blues to create a unique musical offering to their audience. The lyrics are thoughtful and strong being carried by the sultry and powerful voice of vocalist and guitarist Ace Crayton. The Rhythm section is filled out by the strong and solid drumming of Beau Brauer along with the precise Bass playing of Rody Molder. Lead Guitarist John Seidler weaves notes together to create a landscape of guitar work that will make you feel as if you're moving across the terrain of their great state.

They released their debut, self-titled album on June 25th, 2011 and entertain and amuse audiences with their high- energy live sets. "All we want to do is play music together, to have that moment on stage when we're all feeling the song, and to have the crowd share that moment with us… you can't get that feeling anywhere else. That's live music… that's why we do it" says Crayton.

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Chris Knight (Full Band!) with Thieving Birds

Friday, July 26 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at John T. Floore Country Store