When you profile someone whose star is on the rise, you can’t be too surprised when that continues on its rise pretty much as soon as you turn in your final draft. (And you hope that it doesn’t go the other way, for everyone’s sake.)
This has proved to be the case with Fort Worth singer-songwriter Abraham Alexander, who I spent a little time with just before he released his fantastic debut album, SEA/SONS. In the weeks since I wrote about Alexander for our June issue, he was added to the ACL Festival lineup and announced a U.K/European tour supporting labelmates the Lumineers. And on Wednesday, the legendary guitar maker Gibson named him its first Marquee Artist, throwing its considerable resources behind him.
Last night, he kicked off a three-show run at The Kessler in Oak Cliff. Tonight is sold out but as of this writing there were a few tickets left for Saturday night’s gig.
If you miss it, I wouldn’t worry too much. You are going to have plenty of chances to catch Alexander again; he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Just to bigger venues maybe.
My profile, from the June issue of the magazine, is online today. Get to know our soon-to-be star.