Date: April 20, 2019 to April 20, 2019
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
Ticket Price: N/A
Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five GrammyAwards, includingfor the first time everthe four most prestigious awards: Record of theYear (for the single Sailing), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for Sailing), and BestNew Artist.Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues hisrecording and performing career with a new album, Take Me As I Am, that evokes the artistry ofsuch great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressingcontemporary concerns head-on a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base."Take Me As I Am" is a unique offering from Christopher Cross, a hybrid of sorts the songs areinstrumentals with choruses to create the lyrical landscape. This is not quite a guitar album,but it leaves the listener with no question about his expertise on the subject. Two very specialsongs are Roberta," dedicated to Christophers mentor, Joni Mitchell, and Truth with a lyricby Rob Meurer, one of the last songs Rob wrote before his tragic passing. This song is sung as aduet with Gigi Worth, a name that will be familiar to Christophers fans. Gigi and Rob were alsovery close, which makes her performance on this track all the more meaningful. The albumcloses with a song in memory of Rob called "Alvah," (Robs middle name), which featuresbeautiful string arrangements by Chris Walden.In Christophers words, It was a blessing to work with all these talented folks in the making ofthis album which holds so many bittersweet emotions for me. I didn't expect to make anotherone, but, as Rob reminded me once, it's what we do.