Chris J. Norwood LIVE in Dallas

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When: Monday, July 24 at 8 p.m. 

Where: The Barley House, 5612 SMU Blvd., Dallas

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In the lead-up to the release of his new album "Longshot," alt-country/folk artist Chris J. Norwood continues his weekly performance at The Barley House. 

At 11 songs, the debut album deals with themes of love, dealing with the past & making peace with the present. The most prominent theme, however, is family — & it shows even in the production of the album. Norwood's wife, Carrie, sang background vocals & he wrote most of the songs in the time leading up to his daughter's birth. But it is Norwood's father — who tragically passed away of an attempted suicide when he was younger — who influenced Norwood's music & his desire to pursue his musical passion. 

The 11-track album "Longshot" debuts on August 11.