Sons of Thunder Mountain Live at the Linen Building
Live at the Linen presents American acoustical trio Sons of Thunder Mountain at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. in Downtown Boise's Linen District. $7 advance or $10 at the door; advance tickets are available at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) or online at brownpapertickets.com. All ages, full bar (I.D. required), Pie Hole pizza. Plenty of free, off-street parking is available at the Linen Building.
Sons of Thunder Mountain (sotmtrio.com) performs a variety of classic folk and western music in the traditions of The Kingston Trio, Sons of the Pioneers and The Limeliters. The trio features strong harmonies and a variety of acoustical instruments.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Joe Baldassarre (first tenor vocals, guitar, 12-string, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, bass): Dr. Joe started his musical sojourn as a 4-year-old in 1955 under his father's tutelage. By 1963, he was a regular on Cleveland television, the leader of a big band on a variety show, a rock band and a polka combo of his own, and was a sought-after guitarist in the recording studio. A doctor of music in classical guitar and music history, Baldassarre came to Boise to be a professor of music in 1975 at Boise State University. A versatile instrumentalist, he has performed in public on 52 different instruments, and is musical director and lead guitarist in The Fabulous Chancellors.
Randy Steward (second tenor vocals, guitar): A real estate agent by trade, Steward began playing drums in third grade in 1957, and by 1960 he was performing in bands. Throughout his musical career, Steward has performed in many different venues as a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and drummer. Besides having performed with many touring groups and backup bands, Steward is also a gifted songwriter. He lists James Taylor, Jim Croce and Jackson Browne as his songwriting influences and Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich as his drumming influences.
Ross Miller (baritone vocals, bass, guitar): Miller started playing guitar in 1964, influenced by the folk and rock singers of the early '60s. He performed as a guitarist and bassist through his college years at Brigham Young and Boise State universities, eventually writing over 300 songs and forming his own country and rock groups in the late-'60s and '70s, including Forrest and Miller, Wedge, Class-x and Trigger Happy. In 1989, Ross reformed The Fabulous Chancellors, one of Boise's most successful and popular groups from the '60s, for which he has provided the promotion, marketing and most of the songwriting. The Chancellors still perform at special events today.
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ABOUT THE LINEN BUILDING: Built in 1910 and originally known as the American Laundry Building, the Linen Building Event Center has been transformed into an architecturally unique special events center. The two-story facility houses three distinct music venues: a 350-capacity concert hall in a retrofitted warehouse space; an intimate, 150-capacity upstairs performance space housed in an art gallery; and a 1,500-capacity open-air performance space in the epicenter of Downtown Boise's Linen District.
1402 W. Grove St
Boise, ID 83702
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