We just added three new shows to our 2013 concert calendar. Tickets go on sale Tue, Nov. 19 at 10 am.
Warren Hood Band
Saturday, January 4 at 8pm – $16 advance
Warren Hood began playing the fiddle at the age of eleven. He attended Berklee School of Music where he was awarded the school’s top honor, The String Achievement Award. He has since gone on to win numerous awards for string virtuosity and has been recognized three times as “String Player of the Year” in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll. The son of Austin, TX music legend, Champ Hood (Uncle Walt’s Band, Toni Price), Warren has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. The Warren Hood Band features an eclectic blend of rock, bluegrass, and blues, creating a truly Americana sound.
Clay Kirkland’s Beat the Reaper VIII
feat. Clay Kirkland & Key on a Kite w/ Trunko, Kirkland & Kull (formerly Briggs)
Friday, February 28 at 8pm – $14 advance
Clay Kirkland’s mastery of the blues has brought him international recognition for his performances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Musicians of Nepal, Willie Nelson, Chuck Berry, and national tours with country and Broadway star, Gary Morris.
Kirkland’s new band, Key on a Kite, features Swallow Hill Music faculty members Stef Kull on keyboards and Paul Trunko and Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff on electric guitar, and introduces Todd Smallie on bass guitar, and Tony Pantelis on drums.
Saturday, March 15 at 8pm – $25 advance
Often described as the “sound of Maui,” HAPA’s music evokes a feeling that many people at different times have referred to as “heavenly.” The overriding quality of HAPA’s music is one of beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the ‘oli (chant), mele (song), at the elegant movements of the spiritual dance known as hula, and the exhilarating innovative sounds of the virtuoso slack key guitar. Founded in 1983, HAPA played over 500 live shows per year before releasing its benchmark self-entitled first recording in 1993, which still remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music; it swept all six categories for which it was nominated at the 1994 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, the Hawaiian equivalent of the Grammy’s. Most recently, in 2006, HAPA captured 4 Na Hoku Awards for its Maui CD.