Liberty Hall is a downtown theater operated by the city of Tyler, and the venue offers live music, comedy and revivals of classic films for the entire East Texas region to enjoy. And to celebrate 2020 they’ve announced their full calendar — including their two first shows: Robert Ellis and Reckless Kelly.
Robert Ellis: Texas Piano Man
Saturday, January 25th at 7 p.m.
Before signing with New West Records in 2011, country songwriter Robert Ellis made a name for himself in Houston. Inspired by the country, folk and bluegrass records he’d heard while growing up in southern Texas, Ellis began playing shows around the state.
Ellis released Photographs in the summer of 2011 and the album was selected by American Songwriter as one of its Top 50 Albums for that year. Ellis toured the US and Europe before relocation to Nashville.
After nearly a three year break, Ellis returned in February 2019 with Texas Piano Man, which he is taking on the road early 2020.
Opening for Robert Ellis will be New Zealand singer/songwriter Jamie McDell. She has achieved a prolific amount for someone so young. Being signed to EMI at age 16 sparked the beginning of a successful musical journey, making Jamie McDell a household name across the nation. With the release of her debut album ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’, she went on to achieve Gold album sales, receive three NZ Music Award nominations, winning Best Pop Album of 2013. Her sophomore record ‘Ask Me Anything’ gained global attention, seeing album track ‘Moon Shines Red’ featured on American TV series Pretty Little Liars.
Tickets are available online now. Balcony $22, Floor $28, Private Box (seats four) $120. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 6th at 7 p.m.
For two decades, the band has toured coast to coast relentlessly. It has demonstrated its longevity in a world where trendy newcomers have proclaimed the Next Big Thing by spinning a couple of pop hits. Not unlike the pioneers who preceded them on the western frontier where the Brauns were raised, they have forged their survival without compromise, combining hard work with a resolve that success is only satisfying when achieved by their own standards and definition.
The group’s most recent studio album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios (where Millican was made two decades ago) and mixed by Jim Scott (Rolling Stones, Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Sting, Roger Daltrey, Crowded House, et al.), it reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity.
Twenty years since its founding, Reckless Kelly continues to fight for wider recognition, secure in the knowledge that fans, critics and contemporaries will continue to sing its praises.
Tickets are available online now. Balcony $28, Floor $42, Private Box (seats four) $170. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Full Calendar for Liberty Hall:
January 25th: Robert Ellis with Jamie McDell (get tickets)
February 6th: Reckless Kelly (get tickets)
February 8th: Casablanca (get tickets)
February 14th: Card 53 Comedy – Valentine’s Day (get tickets)
February 28th: Rental- Melodies of a Golden Age (get tickets)
March 7th: Rental: Cash & King (get tickets)
March 21st: Gone With the Wind (get tickets)
March 26th: Penny & Sparrow (get tickets)
April 10th: An Evening with Ruthie Foster (get tickets)
April 30th: Rental: John Conlee (get tickets)
Liberty Hall is located at 103 East Erwin Street in Downtown Tyler. Click here for a Google Map.
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