Wednesday Night Concert Series
September 5: The Blenders
Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, The Blenders are proud to call Minneapolis, MN their home. They have spent the last 24 years touring the U.S. with their unique style of vocal, harmony-based music. They have appeared with such acts as Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Savage Garden, Blues Traveler, Chicago, The Righteous Brothers, Lou Rawls, Chuck Berry and many more. In 2007, their music was featured in the Queen Latifah film, The Perfect Holiday. In 2008, The Blenders' version of "Lean on Me" (Songs from the Soul) was featured in the film trailer for "Nothing Like the Holidays." They have also won 3 Emmy(R) Awards for their work in television commercials. The Blenders spent their first few years building up their fan base by touring hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. In the process, they received the Contemporary Artist of the Year Award in 1994 and 1995 by the National Association of Campus Activities. With the support of these loyal fans, they have created a presence that continues to expand worldwide. Each member of The Blenders had the good fortune of growing up in a musical family that nurtured their love of song. Although their influences stretch far and wide, Tim Kasper, Ryan Lance, Darren Rust and Allan Rust find a common bond in vocal music. From R&B and Jazz, to Pop and Rock, their tight harmonies and upbeat arrangements always provide the perfect blend.The Blenders continue writing their own music as well as adapting songs of their favorite artists. Often described as, "one of America's best-kept vocal secrets", The Blenders continue to record and tour the country, delighting their audiences with their signature vocal sound.
September 12: Forrest Willaims
Growing up in the hills of Arkansas, Forrest picked up the guitar when he was 14 years old and has been playing ever since. He grew up listening to Rock, Blues, Country, and Folk music from the 60's to present day, so these genres have greatly influenced his songwriting. His style covers a variety of music, incorporating the acoustic guitar and the harmonica. Forrest released his second all original studio album"Gonna Take Love" in October 2012. His first album self titled was released in 2007 and he is currently working on his third studio album, which will take him back to his roots of good ole Country music. With enough original songs for a following 2 CD's, the future is looking bright!
September 19: The Modern Eldorados
The Modern Eldorados have evolved a sound that taps deep into the roots of traditional country, western swing and the rockabilly style. Their songs are said to read like a roadmap tracing the roots of American music. The band has also been described as a "cultural asset and a Mobile music treasure". The Modern Eldorados have spent the past fourteen years traveling America's highways and building a vast fan base. The Modern Eldorados live show is more than just a concert. It Is a musical experience dripping with history and full of excitement. When The Modern Eldorados take the stage, class is in session for a wildly entertaining lesson in authentic American honky tonk. The band is currently in studio recording their new full length album which will be supported by a U.S. and European tour.
September 26: Luke Langford Band
Luke Langford Band is a 5 piece country band based in the central panhandle of Florida. The band started in 2015 as an excuse for a couple of guys to get together and play the music they loved. This hasn't changed! The band quickly outgrew it's early ambitions of a show or two a month to now playing over 140 shows annually. They play everything from original music to covers of classic Haggard & Cash to today's great songwriters like Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and others. Most of their inspiration comes from the great Texas/Red Dirt music scene where great live performances and songwriting are king.