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Reverend Tall Tree's Blues Opera

  • Ojai Underground Exchange 1016 W Ojai Ave Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

Join us Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd for a very special Blues Opera! "Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera" by Chris Pierce & Mark Malone is a tale told in twenty-one songs, following the journey of a fictional street preacher, many years ago in the American Deep South. A story of love, sorrow, earthy humor, and finally, redemption, we accompany Reverend Tall Tree as he plies his trade (leading street revival meetings) in the dusty small towns of the lower Mississippi valley.

The show stars internationally acclaimed vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Pierce as "Reverend Tall Tree" who has released seven independent albums worldwide. In 2018, Pierce’s hit song "We Can Always Come Back To This” from the hit TV show This is Us was nominated for "Best Song/Recording Created for Television" by The Guild of Music Supervisors. In addition to headlining road tours, he has either performed on stage with or opened worldwide tours for Seal, B.B. King, Al Green, Cold War Kids, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Jamie Cullum and many others. His voice & music have been heard in films and T.V shows including This is Us, Rosewood, Soul Men, Crash, True Blood, Brothers & Sisters, Single Ladies, Eli Stone, In Plain Sight, Dawson's Creek, Army Wives, Crash as well as Lexus & Banana Republic ad campaigns.

His song “We Can Always Come Back to This” was prominently featured on the #1 US Primetime TV show This Is Us and the song charted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart for consecutive weeks and #12 on the iTunes Top 100 songs. He recently received the high honor of working on a classic Soul recording project in Muscle Shoals, AL with The Swampers, Muscle Shoals Horns & Shoals Sisters as the lead vocalist on a new critically acclaimed album “You’ve Got To Feel It!”. He also just finished writing and composing the highly anticipated original work for theatre entitled Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera of which he performs the leading role in.

Join us Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 2pm. The show will run about 90 minutes, with a 10 minute intermission. Tickets will be $25 at the door, or RSVP here with an additional $1 processing fee. Advanced purchase is recommended as this is an intimate theater and an amazing show!

No flash photography

No videography

No outside food or beverage allowed

*In the event of a sold out show, we reserve to give your seat away if you are more than 30 minutes late.*

RSVP here

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Later Event: March 3
Sound Bath with Joshua Stoddard