This is a Johnny Cash tribute show. David Stone is a Philadelphia born singer/songwriter who has been singing the songs of Johnny Cash nearly all of his life. Inspired by the Man In Black's ABC television show as a young boy, Stone soon learned to play guitar and sing in Cash's unique style. He started the show as 'Man in Black' a few years ago to an enthusiastic response from fans all over the Philadelphia area. Stone is not a look-alike or an impersonator, but his rendition of Johnny Cash observes a strict authenticity and dignity in conveying the rich, thought-provoking music that made Johnny Cash an icon of American Country music. Covering early Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and the Folsom Prison Concert Era, 'David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience' features authentic costumes, authentic instruments, and a bit of history.
Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado, touring in support of his new Alligator Records CD, THE BEAUTIFUL LOWDOWN, will perform at the Crown Uptown Theatre in Wichita on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. With a career spanning forty years, Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story. From co-fronting The Robert Cray Band to leading his own band (and recording nine solo albums) to helping transform John Belushi into "Joliet" Jake Blues to touring the country with Steve Miller and Santana, he is a true musical giant. NPR calls him "a blues icon" with a "huge voice."
Get The Led Out, also known as "GTLO", and "The American Led Zeppelin," is a group of professional rock musicians dedicated to re-creating the recorded music of Led Zeppelin as authentically as possible.
Cody Canada first made waves on the music scene as part of the "Red Dirt" band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, which he fronted for 15 years. After they parted ways in 2010, Canada resurfaced with his new, Oklahoma-Texas band, The Departed, and they released their debut album, 'This is Indian Land,' back in 2011. Along with Canada, the current lineup includes Jeremy Plato, Chris Doege and Steve Littleton.
Austin's Marcia Ball is at home playing roadhouse rock, jump-blues, R&B, ballads and deep soul. Her singing/songwriting are matched by piano playing that is both effective and eclectic. Her most recent album, "The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man," was released in 2014.
Like John Hammond and a handful of other musicians whose careers began in the 1960s blues revival, guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Smither can take pride in the fact that he's been there since the beginning. This self-described "one-man band to the bone" uses mostly his blues guitar and his foot tapping to create memorable blues sounds. Smither's 2012 album "Hundred Dollar Valentine" represents his past, present and future in music.
Eileen Ivers is a seven-time, all-Ireland fiddle champion, star of the original 'Riverdance' and a best-selling recording artist. Backed by her band, Immigrant Soul, she creates programs that showcase an Irish-fusion sound while remaining true to Celtic tradition.
Texas guitarist, Eric Johnson, blends the rock style of Jimi Hendrix and the blues power of Albert King with a wide array of additional influences to make for a guitar sound as unique as his fingerprints.
The O'Connor Band, featuring Grammy Award-winning American fiddler Mark O'Connor, delivers beautiful and thoughtful original vocal songs, classic covers, and sophisticated instrumentals with a fresh, powerful, unprecedented sound that has begun winning over fans of every style from bluegrass to indie folk to Americana.
It's been three years since Sarah Simmons wowed her way onto the NBC reality show, "The Voice." National audiences reacted strongly to Sarah's five octave range and she continues to impress today. A modern rock and pop powerhouse, Sarah can deliver the vocal thrills of Ann Wilson or the down home grit of Grace Potter, all with a vulnerability and Southern sensibility all her own.
Project/Object continues it's singular mission to present the music of Frank Zappa as it was recorded and also to respect and develop the creative "live" aspect that Zappa always pushed his band towards. With the support of the fans, Project/Object chooses to do this with the "Alumni", the people who were there with Frank as the music was created, recorded and performed. Special guests for this show are soul vocalist and rock/blues guitarist Ray White and singer, guitarist and regular Zappa side man Ike Willis
Former members of Peter Gabriel's band, King Crimson, Shriekback and Carpet Crawlers UK unite, performing music from Gabriel's first five solo releases, including "Security" (1982) and "Plays Live" (1983), as well as a few sonic surprises.