Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Welcomes Back Singer-Songwriter Callaghan Tonight
Burning Coal Theatre Company presents singer/songwriter Callaghan. One night only, tonight, March 24, 2013 at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. The performance will be held at 7pm. All tickets are $10. For reservations and information, please call 919-834-4001 or visit www.burningcoal.org.
Callaghan's debut album, Life In Full Colour, was released on May 1, 2012. The release was the culmination of a journey which brought the singer-songwriter across the Atlantic from London to live and record in the USA.
A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, Callaghan contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace, and after being knocked out by her music he agreed to a rare collaboration. Callaghan left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South: the experience was the inspiration for the opening track and first single from her album, Best Year.
Life in Full Colour was tracked in and around Atlanta with Mullins both producing and playing on the record. Its 12 songs present Callaghan's eclectic and dynamic style, combining shades of folk, country, rock and pop into a seamless fusion of feeling and melody. Performing live Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songs chronicle stories and moments from her own life and from others. You'll enjoy thoughtful lyrics, haunting vocals, and catchy melodies which make you smile.
Since making Georgia her home, Callaghan has been selling out shows at local venues and in summer 2012 Insite Atlanta's music edition labeled her 'Atlanta's hottest new act' . She's also performed across 25 states, including at the SXSW Festival in Austin.
Burning Coal Theatre Company is one of Raleigh's intimate, professional theatres. Burning Coal is an incorporated, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization. Burning Coal's mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Burning Coal produces explosive reexaminations of overlooked classic and modern plays, as well as new plays, whose themes and issues are of immediate concern to our audience, using the best local, national and international artists available. We work toward a theatre of high-energy performances and minimalist production values. The emphasis is on literate works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional linear plays, at which audiences are most often asked to observe without participating. Race and gender non-specific casting is an integral component of our perspective, as well as an international viewpoint.