An Evening With Daughtry
| The GRAMMY Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
| September 14, 2010 |
The GRAMMY Museum has been presenting the “An Evening With…” series; a public program that give audiences unique access to their favorite musical artists. Previous artist on the series have included: Ringo Starr, Dionne Warwick, Herbie Hancock, Smokey Robinson, John Mellencamp, and more.Last night’s show was “An Evening With Daughtry
In front of about 200 at the Clive Davis Theater, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director, Robert Santelli conducted an in-depth recorded interview with the band and their producer Howard Benson about the band’s creation, direction, and vision. Chris Daughtry (lead vocal, guitar) and Brian Craddock (rhythm guitar, vocals) kept the audience laughing with anecdotes about their mutual acquaintances in high school to Brian’s audition and eventual acceptance in the band. The other two had stories of their own, Josh Paul (bass, formerly of Suicidal Tendencies) who starred in a Don Henley video when he was 7 and Josh Steely (lead guitar, vocals) who everyone in the band thought was the janitor at the studio they were in until he blew them away with his superior guitar skills.
After the interview, they took questions from the audience until the band took a “bathroom break” and returned for an intimate almost acoustic performance. Chris continued to talk about the individual songs as he introduced them, treating fans to an even more in-depth look at how each track was conceived and brought to life. Chris, Steely, Brian, and JP kept the audience thoroughly entertained even then, sharing how they came up with ideas, tried to compose rhyming lyrics, and accidentally found riffs due to guitars being improperly tuned. They ended with an absolutely beautiful rendition of their latest single, “September,” the song that inspired the title of their 2nd album, Leave This Town. The event was a truly memorable experience for all.
Life After You
Upcoming programs at The GRAMMY Museum include evenings with: Buddy Guy, Seal (with David Foster), Alan Parsons, and Roseanne Cash. And be on the lookout for Daughtry’s new album which the band is scheduled to start work on early next year. Official Site