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Its rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fanengagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of workhas resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability inprocessing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners whocrave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entryin her lifes work, her sixth release, the aptly titled,Back in the Ring.Chriss elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist havegarnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen,and Patty Griffin. Shes earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outletsas The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. Shesshared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, TheLumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco.Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albumsthrough her own label, Sad Rabbit Records.Chriss journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songsbecame a way of journaling. I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a verypersonal process. I never had any intention of performing, she shares. Post high school,she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards,worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established amusic career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too manyopportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist.Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chriss first studio full length since 2010s criticallyacclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. Im not interested in releasing songs I cantget behind or records I dont lo
  • Start:December 19, 2017 Time: 8:00 PM
  • End:December 19, 2017 Time: 11:59 PM
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  • Where:The Outer Space, 296 Treadwill St., Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music, Nightlife
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