Country-blues guitarist Eric Hisaw will perform at the Sunflower Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday.
The solo artist from Las Cruces, New Mexico, is known for his heart-felt lyrics that take the audience on a journey of loss, inspiration, movement and recovery.
Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, Hisaw’s sound has been indentified as an “American spin on a Rolling Stones spirit,” with influences such as Joe Ely, Dough Sahm and Bob Dylan.
Hisaw is a born traveler, a theme reflected in his three albums, which take listeners from the deserts of New Mexico to the bustling streets of California and back down the dusty trails of south Texas.
“The slight agony in Hisaw’s voice clues us in to the relevant audience he’s singing for: the honest, working-class hero, struggling to find a bit of peace, maybe some land or a kind woman to rely on,” states his bio.
Local musician Moe Cooley from the Moetones is currently touring with Hisaw and will join him on stage.
Doors and cash bar open at 6:15. Tickets are $15, online at www.sunflowertheatre.org or $18 at the door. The Sunflower Theatre is at Main and Market streets in Cortez, next to KSJD Community Radio.