Monday, January 16, 2017

Kiefer Sutherland to Appear in concert at The Kate

Kiefer Sutherland, courtesy of The Kate
Actor Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to showcase his debut album Down In A Hole Sunday, Feb. 19 with a 7:30 pm show at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center in New Haven.Sutherland has starred in movies like "Flatliners," "A Few Good Men"’, "A Time to Kill" and is known to many as counter terrorist agent Jack Bauer on the long-running TV series "24."

But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. During that time, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.

In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.

In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland’s upcoming debut album: ‘Down In A Hole’.

Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on”.

This show is being filmed live for the CPTV series ‘The Kate.’ Patrons are requested to arrive early. By purchasing any ticket, you agree to arrive prior to the time printed on ticket and will forfeit your seat if you don't.  You also might appear on screen. Click here for tickets which are $75.

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