Club Red: Dwight Yoakam, 2/18
Beyond the Groove, Telluride’s premier entertainment and music production company, features Dwight Yoakam in concert on Saturday, February 18 at Club Red in the Telluride Conference Center, Mountain Village. Doors open at 7:30p.m.; show time is 8 p.m. Limited general admission tickets are $55; preferred and premium reserved tickets are sold out. Tickets now on sale at Wizard Framing and Entertainment, 126 East Colorado Avenue, and online at ClubRedTelluride.com. Scroll down to listen to Yoakam performing “Seven Spanish Angels” and for a stroll down memory lane, from Guitars & Cadillacs.
Beyond the Groove is excited to announce an evening with Grammy Award-winner Dwight Yoakam, the first time the singer-songwriter has ever performed in the region. Alyssa Micaela opens the show at 8 p.m.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums to his credit, five topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
The title of Dwight Yoakam’s new album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, is a cheeky nod to the name of the debut album that put him on the map three decades ago, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. He even reprises the title track of that groundbreaking release in “Swimnin,” a 30th-anniversary salute. But rather than resurrecting the style of that freshman album, Yoakam is remixing some of his greatest songs (plus Prince’s “Purple Rain”) in an acoustic, mountain-music vein.
“…Yoakam once described his music as ‘electrified bluegrass’ and in more recent years he’s stepped into the studio with such first-generation bluegrass giants as Ralph Stanley and Earl Scruggs. But Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… is billed as Yoakam’s first-ever bluegrass album, though it isn’t quite the simple, back-to-roots affair the concept suggests. To begin with, its title is a winking reference to ‘The Ballad Of Jed Clampett’ the theme song of The Beverly Hillbillies — American television’s most famous portrayal of hayseeds come to town — that was performed by the pop-savvy bluegrass duo Flatt & Scruggs. Yoakam’s new album also arrives on the 30th anniversary of his first (Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.), which provides a nice bit of symmetry. Rather than rambling through bluegrass standards, he revisits songs from his own catalog, some of them fairly deep cuts handpicked by Nashville’s Gary Paczosa and Jon Randall, the contemporary bluegrass studio pros with whom Yoakam co-produced it. The only outlier? An earnest, and apparently unplanned, cover of Prince‘s iconic ‘Purple Rain…’ ” Yoakam made a deliberate choice to amplify his expression in this unamplified setting, because in his memory, bluegrass has always rocked. His version does, too,” raved NPR.
“Being a native of Pikeville, Kentucky, it would stand to reason that the music of the hills is as natural to Dwight Yoakam as oxygen or water. For his latest musical project, the veteran performer revisits many of his older catalog titles – but in a Bluegrass form. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this when I first received the disc. After all, it’s basically redoing songs that one has done before – but in adapting the material to a new sub-genre, Yoakam pulls a winner out of the hat,..” said SoundsLikeNashville.
According to IMDB:
Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he’s more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music’s biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor.
Dwight Yoakam was born in the coal mining community of Pikeville, Kentucky, October 23, 1956.Soon after his birth, his family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he was raised. As part of the Drama Club in his days at Northland High School in Columbus, he acted in school plays. He played Helen Keller‘s brother in his sophomore year in the school’s production of “The Miracle Worker.” He followed that his Junior year playing the lead as Charlie in “Flowers for Algernon.” He capped off his high school acting career as Richard Bravo in The “Demon Seed.”
In 1977, Dwight moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. At the time, Nashville was moving away from the traditional country sound that he was playing. After a brief time there, he moved to California, which was more receptive to the music he was doing. He hooked up with producer/guitar virtuoso Pete Anderson in 1982. That began a musical relationship that became country music’s equivalent to rock’s Glimmer Twins (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)…
And check out Dwight Yoakam performing “Seven Spanish Angels”:
And from the superstar’s early years:
About Beyond the Groove:
Beyond the Groove is Denise Mongan’s music production company. Its goal: bringing quality live music to Telluride, Colorado, primarily at the new Club Red at Telluride Conference Center. Past successes include Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Cash’d Out, Justin Townes Earle, Dirty Dozen brass Band, Lettuce, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Motet, and Elephant Revival. Upcoming shows include Keller Williams and The Jeff Austin Band. Denise has worked in the music business for 30 years and is thrilled to now have the opportunity to be living her passion producing live shows.
About Club Red:
Located a Gondola ride from Telluride in Mountain Village, Club Red features plush décor, ambient lighting, and close proximity to the artists from almost anywhere in the room, which creates an exclusive guest experience. Skiing Magazine recently named Club Red among ski country’s best concert venues, one more great reason why visit Mountain Village.
To learn more about these shows, and other Beyond the Groove Productions, please visit ClubRedTelluride.com, Facebook.com/ClubRedTelluride and Twitter.com/ClubRedTride or contact Denise@ClubRedTelluride.com with any questions.
About Telluride Ski Resort:
Stashed among the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America, Telluride offers some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. Unique culinary experiences on the mountain blend with the world-class restaurants, sophisticated shops, luxury hotels, and great spas. Plus, getting here is easier than ever with non-stop flights from eight major hubs; getting around is a breeze with the free gondola transportation system. Discover why Telluride is “The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski.”
For more info visit: www.tellurideskiresort.com.
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