Trial by Fire - Journey Tribute - Friday 8:00 pm
In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire.
Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training
for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became
"the tour that never happened". Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the
Trial by Fire tour look like?
Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina -
based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans
across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.
Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn't help
but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”, “Lights”,
"Separate Ways" and "Faithfully"
To find out more visit his website at https://trialbyfirejourney.net/home
Guess Who - Saturday 8:00 pm
Catching up with The Guess Who (By Andy Argyrakis)
As the house lights fade down and the stage spots flair up, the sounds of rock and roll with classic sensibilities and
progressive nuances permeate the crowd. At first a familiar chord strikes everyone's attention, then comes a catchy
chorus followed by a memorable solo or remarkable moment of improvisation. Such an ear-pleasing arsenal carries into
a non-stop evening of precise performance taking fans on a roller coaster ride of electric instrumentation, timeless balladry, unpredictable jamming and the ultimate sing-a-long experience. It's a position held by a troupe of true musical luminaries
who through over four decades in show business have been loaded with more hits than members can count, record sales
well into the multi-millions and more drama than a VH1 "Behind the Music" episode and an E! "True Hollywood Story"
The name is none other than The Guess Who, a group that's connected with the masses throughout a exultant hit parade
including "These Eyes," "Clap For the Wolfman," "Hand Me Down World," "No Time," "Star Baby" and "Share the Land.
" Add in fellow classics and double sided singles like the rock anthem "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight," plus
"Laughing" and "Undun," and the Canadian bred stateside conquerors are amongst music's most indelible treasures who
are eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.
"You're going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played," verifies founding
member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson. "We're coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how
the band can execute with enthusiasm. And we're also making sure the respect level remains at an all time high for how the
music was initially recorded and remains at an all time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning."
Joining Peterson is fellow co-founder, songwriter and bassist Jim Kale, plus veterans like keyboard player/flutist Leonard Shaw,
lead guitarist Will Evankovich and lead vocalist/guitarist Derek Sharp, who began touring with the band in 2008 after
Carl Dixon's near fatal car accident. Together the quintet has launched an ambitious annual tour, criss-crossing the
country to adoring audiences and selling out each house with their awe inspiring execution, deft meticulousness and
decades of radio penetrating smashes.
"Besides hearing members reproduce each record's integrity, we've exhaustively outlined all the other moments that cannot be reproduced by players on stage," Peterson explains. "We've used technology to bring fans closer to the action than
they've ever been on any of our previous tours, incorporating everything from the strings in 'These Eyes' to the enhanced
percussion in "Laughing" to chimes at the end of 'Share the Land.' The point of this band is to take time and let fans
old and new experience the material true to form. The more we play, the more that's becoming evident and the
comments are astounding!
To find out more visit his website at http://www.theguesswho.com/main.php
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