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Neal Morse (Solo Acoustic)
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Hotel Utah Saloon
Date: April 03, 2018 to April 03, 2018
Where: Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94107
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
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I didnt get into music because I wanted to be a big successI originally went after music because I simply loved it. There wasnt anything else for me. Nothing moved me like music did, and my hope had always been to move people as I had been moved. NEAL MORSEWidely regarded as one of the worlds leading progressive rock (prog) musicians, there is now no doubt that NEAL MORSE is a big success, but his desire to move people through his music burns brighter than ever. Now in his mid-fifties and his children grown up, there is a sense on his new album, LIFE AND TIMES, that MORSE is looking around and taking stock. Ive come through a lot of difficult times and Im in a fairly content place now, he says. You can feel that on some of the songs. Much of this acoustic-orientated, singer/songwriter album was written while he was travelling around the world on The Road Called Home tour in 2017, with some of the songs being inspired by the places he visited, while others are from spending time with his family.For example, Manchester By the Sea is a musical portrait of that notorious raritya sunny day in Manchester, Englandwhen MORSE was sitting in a coffee shop watching the world go by. Selfie in The Square captures what he saw walking around Luxembourg City, hearing the cathedral bells and children playing, but realizing what a difference it makes to share these experiences. Luxembourg was really nice, but I knew that if my wife was there, it would feel like a holiday, so I wrote a song about it to send to her, he explains.Some of these slice-of-life portraits also resonate with other peoples heartaches, such as Joanna, which focuses on MORSEs son dealing with the loss of a relationship and most poignantlyHe Died At Home, about a mothers grief over the loss of her soldier son. As MORSE says, I had been praying for a roommate of a friend of mine, who was a troubled ex-military guy. The day we were playing in Paris, I woke up to a text saying that sadly, he had died. As I began form
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