Eric Tollefson in Missoula
Stonefly Productions presents...
ERIC TOLLEFSON (Blues/Americana/Acoustic - Bend, OR)
*THE POLAR ENDS NW CD RELEASE TOUR*
LOCAL SUPPORT TBA
Saturday, May 12, 2012
@ The Top Hat
Tickets: $6 adv / $8 at the door
Doors 9pm / Music 10pm
Ages 21+ (w/ VALID ID)
ERIC TOLLEFSON BIO:
Eric Tollefson grew up in Juneau, Alaska, and began playing music at age 8. At 12, he performed at the Juneau Folk Festival. After writing his first song at 18, he dove into music. With the encouragement of friends, Tollefson continued to play while attending the University of Montana. After college, he found a home in Bend, OR where he worked on his first record release entitled The Sum of Parts. Since the release, Tollefson has worked hard to establish and build his draw in the Northwestern United States. He and his band have shared stages with Robert Randolph and The Family Band, G. Love and Special Sauce, Jackie Greene, Tyrone Wells, and Paula Cole.
His newest album, The Polar Ends, will be released internationally on April 24th, 2012. The first single, "Before You Go", was released in early 2012, along with a video directed by Cisco McCarthy.
ERIC TOLLEFSON PRESS QUOTES:
"The new CD blends a range of musical styles -- blues and soul, rock and folk; Tollefson said he worked with the most professional team he could find, including two different producers: Franchot Tone produced a couple of the slower numbers, such as "Heart on a String" and "Before You Go", and Rob Evans worked on the more rock-oriented tunes such as "Vultures" and "Whose Love." - Amy Fletcher, Juneau Empire
"His music has a lot of depth and, as he's experimenting with new instrumentation, like the horns that back the track 'Whose Love', his music is moving in a really exciting direction, " - Andy Kline, KXLL Radio
"It's the sort of high-caliber catchiness that would sound at home with accomplished artists like Ben Harper, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Cat Stevens."
-Erika Fredrickson, The Missoula Independent
"While G. Love was on stage, Tollefson was near the back of the crowd, leaning against the wall. On the Juneau, Alaska, native's face was the sort of grin that comes only from really kicking ass at something, which is what he'd just done." - Mike Bookey, The Source Weekly
Top Hat ~ Missoula (View)
134 West Front Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Missoula, MT 59802
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|