SXSW 2008 has ended
Back To Schedule
Friday, March 14 • 12:15am - 12:45am
Christian Kiefer

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Perhaps it's simplest to state that Christian Kiefer mines the same landscape as Califone, Iron & Wine, and Nick Cave. It's folk music of a sort--minor key compositions that that veer from singer-songwriter fare to rich, sonically interesting soundscapes and spurred one reviewer to call Kiefer "the inventor of the country ambient." Kiefer lives in Northern California with him family and holds a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of California, Davis. This academic background weighs heavily on his musical projects, not the least of which is his latest: Dogs & Donkeys, a narrative album that tells the intertwined stories of people wracked by forces out of their control. Currently in the works is a triple CD collection titled "Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs about 43 U.S. Presidencies" with guests including Califone, Rosie Thomas, Alan Sparkhawk, and Mark Kozelek, among many others.

Friday March 14, 2008 12:15am - 12:45am
Habana Calle 6 Patio 709 E 6th St

Attendees (0)