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The multi-talented Chris Thomas King will perform at the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival Feb. 13-16. 2014. King will play one show on Sunday Feb. 16 in the beautiful Valle Escondido Amphitheater. Get tickets now on line at Boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com.
King signed a major recording contract with Warner Brothers Records in 1989 and headlined a national tour to support the release of his greatly anticipated follow-up “Cry of the Prophets,” making his national television debut on the David Letterman Show.
In 1995, he started his own independent production company and record label, 21st Century Blues. Soon after he found success as a film composer and actor. Winning three Grammy Awards by 2003 and several Country music CMA awards.
King’s major acting debut in the Coen brothers’ film “O Brother, Where Art Thou” in 2001 transcended blues and gained him an international mainstream audience. King played the role of Tommy Johnson, a true-to-life blues singer from the 1930s. The soundtrack reached number 1 on the billboard charts
In 2004 King co-starred in the Oscar winning movie “Ray” about the life and times of the legendary Ray Charles with whom King recorded the score for the soundtracks which went on to win several Grammys and an Oscar.
As an actor King has a role in the HBO series “Treme” and he continues to compose music for Hollywood films. King may not have totally gone country but he’s traveling down the Lost Highway on his new CD, Antebellum Postcards.