Friday, January 14, 2011
There is an incredible purity with Lauris Vidal. A purity in his passion for music and his commitment to music made in Florida.
Then there is the pure jubilance that emanates from the Florida local and After Hours hero Vidal when he plays. He is frantic, soulful and extremely talented. He is also full of joy. You can feel it when you meet the man.
It was that evident joy which turned the WMNF studio in Tampa into a great living room party. Vidal closed out the final Wednesday Sonic Detour with AH contributor Duncan Strauss with five rollicking in-studio songs from his latest EP, Better Part. It was a musical highlight of the year.
As part of his commitment to the great music being made in the Sunshine State, Vidal is taking his annual Citrus Circuit Tour on the road through Florida before heading across the deep south and across the country and back. Vidal will be sharing the bill with Ricky Kendall and Michael Claytor, both veterans of Gainesville's growing scene. All three are playing in support of new albums.
After the rapid fire tour through the country, Vidal and his good friend and musician Kelley McRae will be performing at Talking Animals festival on April 3rd in Lowry Park in Tampa.
Do yourself a favor and go and see Lauris Vidal. Good times are guaranteed.
CITRUS CIRCUIT TOUR DATES
**with DEVON STUART of the TAKERS
FRI 1/14** ORLANDO, FL MCRANEY’S TAVERN
SAT 1/15** TAMPA, FL NEW WORLD BREWERY
SUN 1/16 VALDOSTA, GA TBA
MON 1/17 TALLAHASSEE,FL MOCKINGBIRD CAFE
TUE 1/18 BILOXI, MS TBA
WED 1/19 NEW ORLEANS,LA REDEEMER HOUSE CONCERT
THU 1/ 20 BATON ROUGE, LA THE HAVEN ART GALLERY
FRI 1/ 21 HOUSTON, TX SUPER HAPPY FUN LAND
SAT 1/22 AUSTIN, TX ROBBIE CARROLL’S HOUSE PARTY PARTII
SUN 1/23 SAN ANTONIO, TX TBA
MON 1/24 SAN ANTONIO,TX TBA
TUE 1/25 AUSTIN, TX CAROUSEL LOUNGE
WED 1/26 AUSTIN, TX CHEER UP CHARLIE’S
THU 1/27 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK THE BLUE NOTE
FRI 1/28 LITTLE ROCK, AR TBA
SAT 1/29 LAMAR, MO CURLESS HOUSE CONCERT
SUN 1/30 KANSAS CITY,MO TBA
MON 1/31 TBA TBA
TUE 2/1 GREENVILLE, MO GREENVILLE COLLEGE- THE BLACK ROOM
WED 2/2 ST LOUIS, MO TBA
LAURIS VIDAL & RICKY KENDALL
THU 2/3 INDIANAPOLIS, IN HOUSE SHOW TBA
FRI 2/4 CHICAGO, IL TBA
SAT 2/5 ANN ARBOR, MI TBA
SUN 2/6 YOUNGSTOWN, OH LEMON GROVE CAFE
MON 2/7 BALTIMORE, MD HOUSE SHOW TBA
TUE 2/8 NEW YORK, NY ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
WED 2/9 BROOKLYN, NY ROOTS CAFE
THU 2/10 WASHINGTON, DC KAUFMAN HOUSE SHOW
FRI 2/11 SAVANNAH, GA SWEET MELISSA’S
SAT 2/12 ORLANDO, FL BACKBOOTH