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Chris Boone 

When: Sun., Jan. 26 2014
Price: Free

Americana, singer-songwriter, 12 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Chris Boone marvels at the number of bands that call the Holy City home. “Charleston has a good scene. There is a solid balance between strong players and venues that want music. It’s in the culture,” the one-time Portland, Ore. resident says. “There’s a saying about Portland that there are 5,000 bands and every day 1,000 bands die. Charleston has a different scene altogether.” Boone mostly plays around town, with a few gigs up and down the East Coast, and lately he’s been working on a new album, set to be released in February. “Since I play a lot of live shows, the idea was to have a better representation of what I sound like live. It has more of a Southern grit with a touch of soul,” he says. These days, Boone views his career path differently than in the days of his youth. “I’ve had to stop thinking about ‘making it’ to find success. I’ve started thinking about Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, who are still in the game after all these years,” Boone says. “I still want to play music when I’m 70 or 80 years old.” —Kalyn Oyer SUNDAY AND MONDAY

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