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There is no need to fret over making plans this Wednesday, because The Red Brick Sports Pub and Grill is hosting an event you do not want to miss. Chris Cavanaugh is sure to please country music fans as well as young adults looking for a good show.
Athenians may have already seen Cavanaugh with Lee Brice and Jerrod Neimann in Athens this past January at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Cavanaugh describes the show as having received an awesome response, so he is looking forward to returning to Athens.
“Everyone was telling me that it is a good idea to come back. [My band] loved it, and I absolutely love the whole college town atmosphere,” Cavanaugh said.
When it comes down to it, there is no getting around the fact that Cavanaugh’s music is pure country. The Missouri native fell in love with playing guitar and singing along to his mother’s country records at the ripe age of 12.
“I’ve kept at it ever since. I play a bit of piano and mandolin, but I am devoted mostly to the electric and acoustic guitar," he said.
After graduating high school, Cavanaugh traveled to Tennessee, further intensifying his passion for country music. After years of writing, Cavanaugh finally released his debut album called One of Those Things, a self-written record of five songs. Cavanaugh describes his album as being able to connect to everyone, but it still exudes his own personality and sense of humor.
“The songs are mainly about having fun, and love is always a theme. I try to keep it on the lighter side of things,” he said.
After two or three years of touring, Cavanaugh is planning to keep plugging away with his music. He has been busy writing and recording and expects to release a second album this coming October. He hopes to continue touring, building a fanbase and spreading his music to new people.
Out of the places he has toured in the past, Cavanaugh explained that his favorite venues are based in college towns. He mainly plays in the Midwest and is just starting to get into Ohio. His main venues include small bars, fairs, festivals and theaters.
Cavanaugh said that an audience can expect a very laid-back, country show this Wednesday.
“Basically it’ll just be me sitting on a barstool and playing,” he said.
So if you are looking to have a good time in a fun, relaxed setting in the middle of your school week, Red Brick is the place for you.
The show will begin at 10 p.m., and Cavanaugh has a setlist that should last about 75 minutes, however he does take requests. The bar is 21 and up, and there is no cover charge.
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