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RYAN INNES with Midas Whale & Amy Whitcomb
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15, $20
Refinement Records is proud to announce their latest sponsorship and concert series coming this June! Featuring artists from this season of NBC's The Voice, the line up consists of Florida native Amy Whitcomb, the folk duo Midas Whale and bringing home Safford’s very own Ryan Innes. For the very first time since elimination these talented artists will be performing at the Safford Center for the Arts June 13th. But the tour doesn't stop there! The Voice's loss is our gain, Amy, Ryan and Midas Whale will also be making appearances in various cities in Utah, Idaho and California. To learn more about the tour or Refinement Records visit www.refinementrecords.com or visit their Facebook at www.facebook.com/refinementrecords. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10, at 8 AM.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM General Pricing: $20, $30
The original is still the greatest. Restless Heart is back.Restless Heart was one of RCA's greatest band success stories of the late "80s and early"90s, turning out a series of gold-selling albums, garnering a host of award nominations, and crossing over to the adult contemporary charts before dissolving in 1996. Their hits included "I'll Still Be Loving You," "Tender Lie," "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right)," "When She Cries," "Bluest Eyes In Texas," and "Dancy's Dream." The Restless Heart story began when Larry Stewart, who had moved from Paducah, Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee and enrolled in Belmont College, met fellow, future Restless Heart member Dave Innis at a recording studio on campus. The two became friends, and Innis asked Stewart, who was much in demand as a demo singer, to demo some songs for him. Innis later introduced him to producer/songwriter Tim Dubois. Innis and Dubois invited Stewart to audition for the band they and some other friends from Oklahoma were putting together, the band which eventually became Restless Heart. From the start, there was intensity and conviction in the sound made by Stewart, drummer John Dittrich,
guitarist Greg Jennings, pianist Dave Innis and bassist Paul Gregg. The group blended its back roads country training with the punch of contemporary pop, the layered harmonies of West Coast country-rock and the tight professionalism that only the finest Nashville players can achieve. The secret to the sound was a mixture of the polished sheen of the musicianship with the soulful, from-theheart quality of the vocals. During their ten year history, Restless Heart scored three gold-selling albums which produced seven number one singles in a row; they received a dozen Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominations and were named ACM's Vocal Group of the Year in 1990.
EXILE featuring JUICE NEWTON
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM
In 1963, a group of kids calling themselves The Exiles climbed onto an outdoor stage in the small midstate town of Richmond, Kentucky and proceeded to make musical history – not just with their songs but their longevity as well. Forty-six years later, the same band Exile is still rockin" with a mix of original and seminal members. Following the band's debut in Richmond City Park, The Exiles steadily moved on to regional and then national fame. In 1966, pop music godfather Dick Clark tapped the band for his "Caravan of Stars". Over the next few years, the band chased and secured record deals in New York Chicago and Los Angeles. But it always fell short of achieving that one giant radio hit that would launch it to superstardom. Then, in 1978, it happened, thanks to a three-and-a-half-minute surge of heavy breathing called "Kiss You All Over." The song rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart and stayed there for four weeks.
From then on, it was a blur. The band appeared on Midnight Special and toured with Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Heart, Aerosmith, Dave Mason, Seals & Croft and other rock luminaries. Now the guys from tiny Richmond, Kentucky, were pounding out music on giant stages throughout the U. S., Europe and South Africa. But one hit does not a career make. A series of albums and a few personnel switches failed to re-ignite Exile's pop fire. Fortunately, the band had been noticing the artistic changes taking place in country music, how it seemed to be opening itself to rock and pop influences following the Urban Cowboy craze. Through their manager, Jim Morey, Exile attracted the attention of Nashville superproducer Buddy Killen. A deal with Epic Records soon followed. Then the No. 1 hits began pouring out, every one of them written by Pennington and LeMaire. The first, "Woke Up In Love," topped the country charts in 1984. Over the next three years, Exile reigned with "I Don't Want To Be A Memory," "Give Me One More Chance," "Crazy For Your Love," "She's A Miracle," "Hang On To Your Heart," "I Could Get Used To You," "It'll Be Me," "She's Too Good To Be True" and "I Can't Get Close Enough." When it came to light-the-candles-and-warm-the-brandy love songs, Exile was country music's answer to Barry White. By the late 1980s, though, the band was suffering from road-weariness. So, one by one, the members peeled off in different musical directions. The original members of Exile's country incarnation reunited in 2007 for what they believed would be a one-time benefit show. But the audience response was so encouraging—and the music still sounded so damn good—that Pennington, Taylor, LeMaire, Hargis and Goetzman decided to regroup and do it all over again. After 46 years, they certainly know what they"re doing. And the new crowds they"ve attracted know it, too.
"I always see singing as a painting project," Juice Newton says. "It's very visual for me - the story of the song unfolds before my eyes while I sing." Born in New Jersey and raised in Virginia, Judith Kay Newton first picked up the guitar as an adolescent. By age 13 she was performing professionally. She, Otha Young and Tom Kealey formed the country-leaning group Silver Spur; they were signed and relocated to Los Angeles in short order, releasing their debut LP on RCA Records in 1975. But it was with 1981's Juice that the singer exploded into the mainstream. Juice went platinum and became an international monster, "The Sweetest Thing" spent 18 weeks in the Top 40, and she earned two Grammy nominations for Best Female Vocalist. Her 1982 album, Quiet Lies, was certified gold within months landed her a Grammy statuette for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. But the business was changing, and she spent much of the "90s on hiatus from music, raising her kids in San Diego, though she toured occasionally. The first years of the 21st Century saw the release of Every Road Leads Back to You and American Girl Vol. II. In 2007 she issued The Gift of Christmas, which she subsequently augmented with several new tracks. And as she prepared to hit the road in support of Duets and began writing a new batch of songs, her fans prepared for some thrilling new brushstrokes.
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM
THIS IS AN OPEN SEATING EVENT! YOU WILL PICK YOUR SEAT THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW!
Eclipse is back to do a Christmas Show! The six members of Eclipse are all from northern Utah. They have been performing together since 1999 and have released four albums entitled "Once," "Think Twice," "Three Kings," and "For Show." The men of Eclipse have twice been named Regional Champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival (the nation's premier showcase for vocal harmony music) and have received three nominations, including "Best Pop/Rock Album," in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Eclipse was featured in both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. They also performed at three of the Medals Presentation Ceremonies along with daily performances at competition venues during all 17 days of the Olympics. Eclipse has been named "Best Vocal Group" at Utah's Best of State Awards and "Group Recording Artist of the Year" at the Faith Centered Music Association's Pearl Awards. In all, Eclipse has received four Pearl Awards, including "Holiday Album of the Year." They"ve also had three wins in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards for "Contemporary Album of the Year," "Live Album of the Year," and "Group Vocals of the Year." You can check them out on the web at www.eclipsesingers.com.