Time: April 6, 2013 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Stargazers Theatre & Event Center
Street: 10 South Parkside Drive
City/Town: Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Website or Map: http://www.stargazerstheatre.…
Phone: (719) 476-2200
Event Type: the, elders, in, concert:, “arse, kickin’, music, from, heartland”
Organized By: Stargazers Theatre
Latest Activity: Jan 26
Since forming in 1998, The Elders have set the American music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful mix of amped-up roots rock augmented with powerful vocals, blazing instrumentals, and top-notch song writing.
The lineup consists of a group of wicked-fine Kansas City musicians with a passion for Celtic music, and a charismatic Irishman with a love of all things American. This combination makes for cross-pollination that is high octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition.
The Elders are fronted by Ian Byrne from County Wicklow, and backed by guitarist Steve Phillips (The Rainmakers), bassist Norm Dahlor (Tommy Shaw Band), violinist Brent Hoad, drummer Tommy Sutherland, and keyboardist Joe Miquelon (Asleep at the Wheel.) All are well-known veteran musicians having played in numerous recording and touring bands before forming The Elders.
These six gentlemen collectively create original music that transcends and endures -- music that is unaffected by fads, trends, and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism.The songs are mystical, comical, political, and cultural while covering a wide variety of topics such as poverty, civil war, family bonds, spirituality, love, and friendship. They speak of generations of immigrants, and address their heritage through songs and stories of history, characters, places, and events -- some distant, some recent, some real, and some imagined.