Kiefer Sutherland, Max Gomez
An already well-known veteran of both the large and small screen, Kiefer Sutherland has also become a veteran of the road. Since his first headlining tour to support his debut album “Down in a Hole” in 2016, Sutherland has made his Grand Ole Opry debut, performed at classic venues like Billy Bob’s Texas, and has been invited to festivals such as CMA Fest and Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Festival.
With the release of his sophomore studio album “Reckless & Me” this year, Kiefer is touring to support his 10-track country-rock LP produced by Jude Cole.
“I asked myself, ‘what is the thing that I love about acting, and music?’” shared Sutherland. “‘What is the common denominator?’ For me it is storytelling, and music is a very different way of doing it.”
On screen and definitely on stage, Kiefer Sutherland is one amazing storyteller not to be missed.
Max Gomez will be opening.
Tickets on Sale Friday, October 11th @ 10 am pst
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GENERAL ADMISSION STANDING.
$45 Day of Show
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JaM Cellars Ballroom is UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Downtown Napa
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1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Wed-Sat, 2:30-9:30 pm, Sun 1 hr before doors)
Kiefer Sutherland is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. His full name is Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland.
Kiefer portrayed Jack Bauer in the hugely popular drama series 24 (which aired 2001–2010, 2014). His performance on the show garnered an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.
Donald Sutherland is Kiefer Sutherland’s father, and actress Sarah Sutherland is his daughter – acting truly runs in the family.
He has also starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch, and lent his acting abilities as Big Boss and Venom Snake in the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Fans have enjoyed Kiefer’s stellar performance as President Tom Kirkman in the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor (2016–2018).
Kiefer got his first leading film role in the Canadian drama The Bay Boy (1984), which earned him a Genie Award nomination. Since then, Kiefer has entertained audiences the world over, starring in films such as Stand by Me (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988), Flatliners (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Dark City (1998), Phone Booth (2002), Melancholia (2011), Pompeii (2014), Forsaken (2016) and Flatliners (2017). Click to find out how many films Kiefer Sutherland has been in.
Kiefer Sutherland has been inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and to Canada’s Walk of Fame, and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
“I couldn’t have imagined the depth with which I have fallen in love with touring. To have the opportunity to convey intimate, personal stories to an audience, for me, has proven to be priceless”
Kiefer Sutherland, whose “unexpected, unvarnished authenticity as a singer/songwriter” (Associated Press) and “edgy vocals blended with passion” (Rolling Stone)
Recently performed 50 shows in 7 countries in less than 3 months during his 2018 Reckless tour. This covered North American and European tour.
Kiefer toured extensively earning the acclaimed actor a reputation as a relentless road warrior
Sutherland’s career as a touring and recording artist has catapulted him globally as a respected guitarist and vocalist. A riveting performer, Kiefer engages audiences with his self-deprecating wit and shares the stories behind his highly personal songs that populate his 2016 debut album Down In A Hole, and his forthcoming new release Reckless & Me, including his new single “This is How It’s Done.”
During his shows, he covers some of his favorite songs from Merle Haggard and Tom Petty, displaying equal ease with both rock classics and country standards.
Musically, his shows encompass country, rock, blues and Americana. Driven by his gritty vocals and anchored by his gift for telling compelling stories in his songwriting.
Though Kiefer Sutherland loves writing and recording, the stage holds a special place in his heart. For the last three years, Kiefer toured extensively earning the acclaimed actor a reputation as a relentless road warrior.
His primary motivation as an artist is the thrill of forging that connection with his audience through the music. “I couldn’t have imagined the depth with which I have fallen in love with touring. To have the opportunity to convey intimate, personal stories to an audience, for me, has proven to be priceless,” Kiefer said.
The youngest of five brothers, by several years—“That’s why I got into ‘old’ music”—Gomez got a children’s guitar for Christmas when he was 10. The family moved from Santa Fe to Taos in the ’80s, and his father, Steve, became a furniture craftsman. “There’s a similarity between my dad’s work and mine,” says Gomez. “He really studied what he did; there were always a lot of books on old furniture in his studio.”
Gomez reports that growing up in Taos was “wild. It’s still the Wild West compared to any city or suburb. You can get away with just about anything there, and we were turned loose as kids.”
At 14, when Gomez performed at a benefit concert, he played “Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down”—the down-and-out classic by future labelmate Kris Kristofferson. Soon thereafter he was playing at a late, lamented institution of a venue called the Old Blinking Light. “The school I went to was playing in that bar,” he says. Country greats like Mentor Williams and Lynn Anderson frequented the place that led them to become fans of his music.
Gomez moved to Los Angeles at 18 to pursue his music career and began writing songs and performing around the city at many notable clubs. He wrote some songs with Shawn Mullins, who later recorded them. “That’s when I began taking it all a little more seriously and turned my music into a job,” says Gomez. In his early twenties he began recording his own songs with producers in New York, L.A., and Nashville. His debut album, Rule the World, was released in 2013 by New West Records, home to the likes of John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, and Steve Earle. Soon after, Kiefer Sutherland directed the music video for the single “Run From You.”
Gomez grew up in a rich musical environment, but represents more than the sum of his influences—he’s got that ineffable and instantly recognizable x-factor called talent; Melodies that flow naturally, trenchant lyrics that express wise-beyond-his-years observations on the ways of the heart, laconic phrasing in a cafe mocha timbre, and guitar skills that can stand alone. In short: the whole package.
Judging by the company he keeps, Gomez is there positioned to emerge as a prominent voice of Americana’s next generation. Since the release of his debut album, Rule the World, in 2013, he’s shared billing on hundreds of stages with stalwarts of the genre like Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin, and John Hiatt.
“I first saw Max perform when he was 17, about 10 years ago,” says songsmith and sideman extraordinaire Keith Sykes. “I sensed he had something even then. When I saw him last year, I was pleased to see, and hear, something has turned into it. Listen and you’ll see, and hear, what I mean. He’s among the best of his generation.”
Gomez’s career is being steered by the veteran A&R man Gary Briggs, who signed him to New West and has now assembled an industry A-team around him as the first signing of the newly formed Brigadoon Records. Neil Young’s managers Frank Gironda and Elliot Roberts are on board, and Frank Riley is handling booking.
Jim Scott—who’s worked with Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and Lucinda Williams—produced Gomez’s new EP Me & Joe, which features Williams collaborator Doug Pettibone on guitar and Eric Clapton and Jackson Browne accompanist Greg Leisz on pedal steel. The soundscape is acoustic and warm, a comfort zone for Gomez’s buttery vocals. “Senseless Love” and “Make it Me” reflect on love lost and, perhaps, found, while “Sweet Cruel World” sounds like it could find its way onto a Taj Mahal album. “Rule the World (Reprise)” revisits and re-works the title song of his debut album, which—like the new “Make it Me”—has the ring of a neo-classic. The surprise tune here is “Joe,” written by Max’s musical compadre Jed Zimmerman. The song is sung from the point of view of a regretful character that compares cocaine to coffee and pain to cash in a powerful twist of emotion laid on a rich bed of steel guitar and swirling cellos. Gomez considers the track “lightning in a bottle. It took us 15 minutes to make that record. Jim Scott would always say, ‘You know how long it takes to make a hit record? Three minutes.’ ”
“I asked Max to try the song and he nailed it,” says Briggs, the executive producer on the recording. “Max’s passion and pursuit for the perfectly written song has always inspired me. He’s always been a great singer and as a self-taught performer he’s been surrounded by headliners and learned from the best. He’s on the verge of finding his audience.”