Johnny Boyd and his band (with special guest The Solomon Douglas Quartet)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Celebrate the holiday season and join us for a very special dance!
We will have TWO LIVE BANDS! The Solomon Douglas Quartet will swing for you, and then singer, songwriter and swing lover Johnny Boyd and his band will perform LIVE your favorite Indigo Swing songs and brand new dance tunes from Johnny's new album, Never Been Blue. It's been TWELVE years since Johnny has performed Indigo Swing songs live! Don't miss this event!
Plus, a swing dance lesson with the Swing Devils will get things started!!
@ BellTower Concert House
125 SE Spring Street, Pullman, WA 99163
7:00pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Swing dance lesson with the Swing Devils
8:00pm: The Solomon Douglas Quartet
9:30pm: Johnny Boyd and his band
All Ages Welcome
General Admission: $12 advance/ $15 at door
Swing Lover VIP Package: $50.00
Includes: Ticket to the show (1), Autographed Never Been Blue CD (1), Johnny Boyd t-shirt (1), Johnny Boyd stickers & postcards (7), AND an entry in the Johnny Boyd "Cocktails with the Crooner" Sweepstakes. If you win, Johnny and his band will perform a free private show for you and your friends in your home (or another agreed upon venue)! Drawing will be broadcast after the tour!
Ultimate Swing Lover VIP Package for Two: $225.00
Includes: Tickets to the show (2), Six autographed CD's (Indigo Swing (self-titled), All Aboard!, Red Light!, Last Word In, Starlight, Never Been Blue), Johnny Boyd t-shirts (2), Johnny Boyd stickers & postcards (14), Two entries in the Johnny Boyd "Cocktails with the Crooner" Sweepstakes, PLUS a drink with Johnny backstage before the show!
About Johnny Boyd:
Singer, Songwriter, Swing Lover!
He has the romanticism of a crooner. The boyish good looks of a classic, golden-era matinee idol. The true passion, soul and vision of a renegade artist. But it's his highly distinctive, smooth as silk vocal style that truly defines him. Long-acclaimed as one of the most versatile vocal performers of today, Boyd seamlessly blends swing, jazz, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era, while taking risks with his arrangements that truly show confidence in his talent.
It's been 12 years, but the former Indigo Swing frontman hasn't missed a beat. The highly prolific singer-songwriter and resident road dog, known for his extreme work ethic, can still move an audience from smiles to tears, in one sitting. With over 1,100 consecutive live performances to Boyd's credit, more than 100,000 records sold, and thousands of loyal and devoted fans worldwide, he is now gearing up for more.
August 2012 marked the much-anticipated release of Boyd's full-length album entitled Never Been Blue. This most recent work finds him flexing his musical muscle and moving into territory never explored with Indigo Swing, all while staying true to his crooning roots.
Comments Boyd: "I'm a romantic. I try to be optimistic. My songs have always involved classic themes about everyday life: dreams, disappointments and sacrifices...and hope for better days."
Perhaps critic Chris Jorgensen best sums up Boyd's appeal: "In the hands of lesser talent, it would have felt like a novelty. But Boyd clearly loves each song he performs, and he reinforces the old musical maxim that no matter how strange the music seems, if it feels good, it is good."
Yes, Johnny Boyd is back.
About Solomon Douglas:
Solomon's bands (including the Solomon Douglas Quartet, Swingtet, Back Pocket, Corner Pocket, and the Solomon Douglas Trio) have played at countless exchanges, camps, workshops, and other events in North America, Asia, and Australia since 2000. His experience as a swing dancer and dance instructor gives him an understanding unique among musicians of the music that swing dancers and blues dancers enjoy!
His influences include Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Count Basie, and Thelonious Monk. His small groups (such as the Solomon Douglas Trio) play a mixture of musical styles including blues, old-school swing, and groovy mainstream swinging jazz with tinges of bop and soul-jazz.
BellTower Concert House (View)
125 SE Spring Street
Pullman, WA 99163
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|