Since forming in 1998, The Elders have set the American music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful mix of amped-up roots rock augmented with powerful vocals, blazing instrumentals and top-notch song writing.
The line-up consists of a group of wicked-fine Kansas City musicians with a passion for Celtic music, and a charismatic Irishman with a love of all things American. This combination makes for cross-pollination that is high octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition. The Elders are fronted by Ian Byrne from County Wicklow, and backed by guitarist Steve Phillips (The Rainmakers), bassist Norm Dahlor (Tommy Shaw Band), violinist Brent Hoad, drummer Tommy Sutherland, and keyboardist Joe Miquelon (Asleep at the Wheel.) All are well-known veteran musicians having played in numerous recording and touring bands before forming The Elders. These six gentlemen collectively create original music that transcends & endures - music that is unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. The songs are mystical, comical, political and cultural while covering a wide variety of topics such as poverty, civil war, family bonds, spirituality, love and friendship. They speak of generations of immigrants, and address their heritage through songs and stories of history, characters, places and events - some distant, some recent, some real and some imagined.
The Elders continuously attract capacity crowds throughout the US and abroad. Their fan base is ever-expanding, consisting of people of all ages, from all walks of life, many of whom follow the band from gig to gig, sometimes driving for hundreds of miles to see their energetic performances. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
50 N. Main St.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|