$35.00 Advance / Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm. Show at 8pm.
“Why are you ok”
The question was asked by one of Ben Bridwell’s daughters, on a machine that was not hers, using four-year-old fingers to reply to an alert in a language she couldn’t read, much less write. In fact, the message could have very well been a declaration, not a query. Either way, it was definitely a cliffhanger. The daughter mashing random keys on her mother’s phone, was and is Bridwell’s second child of four, bringing the grand total of females in his house to five (six if you count the nanny). Six women. In your damn house. It’s enough to turn a child’s nonsense words into an existential probe… or to make you move into your garage and carve out a nice, warm place to write a record.
Why are you OK? Why, are you OK? Why are you, OK? Why are you. OK?
Leader of Band of Horses since 2004, Bridwell recently learned that the path to creative epiphany can start with staying home, looking inside, and letting childlike wonder flourish. After years of searching for inspiration outside—rocky shores, dense woods, desert plains—he has uncovered a new conduit by growing roots: being a husband and a father, and channeling the resulting sense of exploration, uncertainty, fear, love, and courage into his music. In the process, he has brought his true inner self to the outside, and found additional guidance from a new producer, an old mentor, and his beloved bandmates, resulting in the fifth full-length Band of Horses album, Why Are You OK.