Friday, May. 29, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
When Sugarcane Jane makes music, heads bob, feet tap, smiles spread, and hearts beat just a little faster. Truly, the musical sugar the band produces is indeed so fine. The alchemy of Alabama’s own Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee Crawford yields mystically sweet, organic harmonies which are both accessible and familiar, while at the same time intuitive and distinctly their own. Whether singing original works (like Louisiana, Butterfly, and Sugar) or putting their down home sound on familiar classics (ranging from an incredibly playful and fun Hot Rod Lincoln to a spontaneous rendition of Roger Miller’s Dang Me or a dreamily mellow and psychedelic Midnight Rider), Sugarcane Jane’s appeal cuts across generations and appeals to a wide audience. If it’s your first time to hear Sugarcane Jane, you’ll find yourself saying, “Wow, who are these guys? They’re good.” If you are familiar with their work, you’ll overhear such comments and smile knowingly as you remember the exact time and place you first stumbled onto the band.
Saturday, May. 30, 2015
Alvarado Road Show
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Sunday, May. 31, 2015
Alvarado Road Show
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Monday, Jun. 01, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.
Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.
Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety. In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released. Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history. Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.
Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Infusing a broad base of musical styles, Rhythm Intervention brings a unique entertainment package by blending Reggae, R&B, Blues and Soulful Rock. With band members bringing influences from such diverse musical locations as Jamaica, New Orleans, Texas and the Gulf Coast there is a wealth of entertaining and recognizable material to draw from. Members include Octavius EyenEye Wright on Vocals and Percussion, Brian K. Williams on Drum, Cajon & Vocals, Bob Erickson on Guitar & Vocals and anchoring the ever changing groove is Carl Gates III on Bass Guitar. With the ability to play diverse styles and 3 lead vocalists, Rhythm Intervention is a constantly changing musical blend that is entertaining growing crowds on the Gulf Coast from Pensacola to Mobile, including such hot spots as The Flora-Bama, The Hangout, Tacky Jack’s, Moe’s BBQ, Castaway’s, DeCuba, Courtyard 311, the Gumbo Shack and the Old 27 Grill. And the list of venues is sure to only grow in the months to come as this band is truly “Catching a Wave”….