June 16th, 2023 9pm Stage 1
Songwriter Chris Dreyer and guitarist Scott Taylor formed Goodbye Picasso in New York City in 2007 after making a move from Nashville and instantly made a splash in the city’s vibrant music scene. They are regulars at songwriters-haven Rockwood Music Hall and won the Audience Award at the 2008 A.N.T. Festival at Ars Nova for Chris Dreyer’s magnum opus, The Book of Aylene. The band has performed several times at the CMJ Music Marathon and have released an album, The Book of Aylene.
Chris’s songs bear the influence of some of the other great songwriters who made a name for themselves in the late ’90s and the early part of this century. He doesn’t crib the tunes of Conor Oberst, Ryan Adams, or Jeff Tweedy, but his songs seem to come from the same vocabularly: more alt than country, more earnest than insincere, and more world-weary than naive.