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Taft Theatre  (In The Ballroom)     Cincinnati, OH.  April 23, 2016

Tonight's billboard read "Kiefer Sutherland Band". As people walked by asking is that the acter from "24", "Young Guns", & "Lost Boys". Not tonight, he is the country singer of the Kiefer Sutherland Band.

 

As Kiefer took to the stage, the intimate crowd cheered not knowing what to expect as Kiefer has only released one single "Not Enough Whiskey". Kiefer explained to the crowd that music is a big part in his life. He said he has written these songs over many years, and his buddy pushed him to record them.

 

Kiefer talked about some of his major influences in music like Kris Christoffersen, Merle Haggard & Waylon Jennings to name a few. "Most of the songs relate to drinking go figure." Kiefer says to the crowd.

 

He played 13 original songs, and talked about them with the crowd. He thanked the crowd several times for coming out to a show that they had no clue of what to expect. He did play a few covers by Tom Petty, Gordon Lightfoot & Bob Dylan. These were favorite songs of his growing up.

 

The crowd gave a positive response to his original work. Kiefer kept the crowd on their toes the entire show. They even got Kiefer to do his famous saying from 24 "Damn It Chloe!!"

 

Kiefer probably won't win a Grammy for this album, but he is doing something that he has a passion for, and is an entertainer for sure. If you have a chance to check his show out go do it!

Photos By: Toby Clark

Setlist:

 1. Can't Stay Away

 2. I'll Do Anything

 3. Calling Out Your Name

 4. Truth In Your Eyes

 5. Not Enough Whiskey

 6. Going Home

 7. My Best Friend

 8. Ways To Be Wicked

 9. Goodbye

10. Honey Bee  (Tom Petty Cover)

11. Shirley Jean

12. All She Wrote

13. Down In A Hole

14. Sundown  (Gordon Lightfoot Cover)

15. Gonna Die

16. Knockin' On Heaven's Door  (Bob Dylan Cover)

The making of "Down In A Hole".

Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken,’ as well as the TV series ‘24.’

 

But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. During that timeframe, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.

 

In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.

 

In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland’s upcoming debut album: ‘Down In A Hole’.

 

Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on”.

Click on the photo below to purchase Kiefer's first single   "Not Enough Whiskey".

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