Kiefer Sutherland: From Silver Screen to Amagansett Stage

Kiefer Sutherland performing at the Peterborough Music Festival. Courtesy of Ptbomusicfest.

When it comes to Kiefer Sutherland, there is more than meets the eye — and the screen.

The prolific actor — with a 30-year career spanning films such as “Stand By Me,” “The Lost Boys,” “A Few Good Men” and “A Time to Kill,” and the television series “24” — has lived a triple life, of sorts. Around 1992, he took up cattle ranching and trained as a competitive cowboy in the USTRC team roping circuit before running a ranch with John English for almost a decade.

And then, 10 years later, he started a small record label, Ironworks, with his best friend, Jude Cole. They honed in on local musicians, distributing their music at a time when the industry was going through a monumental shift. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and regroup, quietly working on music of his own — eventually resulting in his debut album, “Down In A Hole,” in 2016.

“It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary,” Sutherland said in a press release. “All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”

Sutherland will play a concert on Monday, May 28, at 8 p.m. at The Stephen Talkhouse, located at 161 Main Street in Amagansett, with opener Rick Brantley. Tickets are $75. For more information, please call (631) 267-3117 or visit