AMERICA – 50th Anniversary
Friday, Feb 08 2019
SHOW AT 8 PM | DOORS AT 6:30 PM
Classic Rock | Rock 'n Roll
The iconic classic-rock favorite AMERICA has amassed six certified gold and/or platinum albums, with their first greatest hits collection, “History,” hitting four million plus in sales. The Grammy Award winners’ widely renowned singles--including “Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “I Need You,’ “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Tin Man,” and “Lonely People”--were considered cornerstones of the 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. AMERICA has gained 1.4 Million plus monthly listeners on Spotify, with eight songs receiving over two million streams. This includes: “A Horse with No Name” (42 Million+ streams), “Sister Golden Hair” (11 Million+ streams) and “Ventura Highway” (10 Million+ streams). AMERICA--lead singers, songwriters and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell--continues to be a band capable of transcending borders with their uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow on divergent cultures, AMERICA’s audience continues to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third....
It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin’ essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but frontman Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: community.
To the musicians at the heart of AEG, community is epitomized by a belief they all share, one that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world.
That Ezra and his bandmates hold sacred such an inclusive approach to their craft helps explain the gathering storm of an album that is “Hurricane Wind,” one of AEG’s most ambitious undertakings to date. Not only fan-funded, but also fan-produced, the project found the broader AEG fan community playing a role in every step of the process from inception to its release on May 21st 2017.
Such a groundbreaking form of collaboration makes all the sense