Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit at Headwaters

Performance poet Chris Chandler and guitarist Paul Benoit will present musical sketches about politics and modern culture at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Headwaters Environmental Center, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Ashland musician Frankie Hernandez will open the show.

Chandler is known for his work as an activist, protesting for a variety of causes around the U.S. and Canada. Slide guitarist Benoit's music is rooted in Americana and colored with the blues.

The two are touring in support of their CD, "So, Where Ya Headed?" The recording is their first together, and the modern multimedia minstrels blend Chandler's performance poetry with the sound of Benoit's music. The result is a style and genre that is hilarious, entertaining, provocative and rabble-rousing.

Chandler calls himself a "skinny, bald dynamo with the fire of a Baptist preacher."

Benoit has performed and recorded his own music and collaborated with numerous songwriters. His songwriting and sound continues to evolve with his solo work. He has just released his fifth CD, "Bluebird," and performs as a solo act throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America with his band.

Chandler and Benoit have performed on many stages together, working with celebrities such as Allen Ginsberg, Mojo Nixon, Pete Seeger and Ani DiFranco.

Admission to the show is $10. Call 541-301-2924 for more information.

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