Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series Presents Chris Pureka

Date(s) - Fri. Sep. 22, 2023
7:00 pm


Chris Pureka’s folk and Americana-infused songwriting has pulled listeners in over the span of their 20 year career. The “elegant emotionality” of Pureka’s vocals has caught critics’ attention, who have likened the Portland musician to Chan Marshall, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. In Pureka’s newest album, “The Longest Year,” each song has been paired down instrumentally due to the restrictions of recording during pandemic times in 2021. Yet the simplicity of the guitar, bass, and harmonies–all recorded by Pureka– harkens back to the singer songwriter’s early days of music making. Experience Chris Pureka live September 22nd at Arts at the Armory’s Spotlight Series

Over many years of touring on both sides of the Atlantic, Pureka has shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as The Lumineers, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Cowboy Junkies, Haley Heynderickx, and Ani DiFranco. Their songs are highlighted on such television shows as Brothers and Sisters, Covert Affairs, Shameless, and the Sundance-featured indie film, The Royal Road. Along the way, Pureka has remained truly independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through their own label, Sad Rabbit Records.

Join us for an intimate concert at Arts at the Armory with Chris Pureka. Doors open at 7:00PM; the show starts at 8:00PM.

Kym Register (of Meltdown Rodeo) and Rachel Sumner will open for Pureka!

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Tickets to Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series performances are non-refundable and non-returnable after purchase. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series puts the spotlight on local, national and international artists from diverse communities, and provides platforms that amplify these voices. The series includes music, theatre, dance, comedy, multimedia, literary and interdisciplinary arts performances that create immersive experiences sparking joy, inspiration, reflection, and intercultural learning.

Funded by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the City of Somerville.

The mission of Arts at the Armory is to provide an inclusive and accessible venue for arts, cultural and community events, exhibitions, markets, classes and more.