A mighty country trio took to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center stage tonight, and they STAYED on stage together the entire time. Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, and Sammy Kershaw couldn't have been more sociable and entertaining than they were for this boot-wearin' crowd. Adding to the festivities was a "Cowboy BBQ" that was held in the foyer prior to the concert.
Jethro Tull founder and frontman Ian Anderson brought his current band to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They opened by performing selections from his latest album Homo Erraticus before kicking into classics such as "Thick as a Brick" , "Songs from the Wood", "Aqualung" and "Too Old to Rock n' Roll".
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Beats Antique kicked off their US/Australian tour with the opening night at The Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. Patrons (many of whom came dressed for the occasion) were greeted by stilt walkers, hoopers and other "creatures" as they arrived. Acrobats flew through the air and that was even before Beats Antique took to the stage.
Some would put it down to the foggy October evening, while others would attribute it to the sipping of local whiskey. But those who were there would attest that the magic of the evening was provided by the double bill of The Ruth Moody Band and The Murphy Beds. Both delivered talented, heart-felt sets to the crowd at CSPS in Cedar Rapids tonight.
The mighty Robin Trower trio took to the stage at the funky Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin last night. Notes were shred and ears almost bled as they paid homage to the 40th anniversary of Bridge of Sighs and other Trower classics. Opener was the impressive James Lee Stanley.
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