Ned LeDoux w/ Eric May Band & My Alter Ego
Ned LeDoux w/ The Eric May Band, My Alter Ego, & TBA
Presented by 94.7 Buck FM!
This is an all-ages, outdoor show (out back in the Diamondz FBS Courtyard). Alcohol will be available to those 21 and up with valid identification, food is available for all.
Tickets are NOW on-sale. They are $30 in advance, $40 day of show, and may be purchased online at JeromeTickets.com, from Diamondz in Jerome, or from any opening band member.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, or get a reserved stool on our deck near the stage for an additional $20.
*NOTE* If you bought a Reserved Seat ticket while the show was still slated to be inside, you've been automatically upgraded to a G/A ticket with a Deck Seat Upgrade.
On show date, gates open at 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30pm, and will be over by 10:00pm.
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--- Ned LeDoux ---
In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but its one Ned LeDoux doesnt mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had no plan b but to play music, Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom.
When his dad passed away in 2005 from cancer, Ned continued to tour with his fathers band to keep the musical spirit of Chris LeDoux alive. This drove him to pick up the guitar and try his hand at some of his dads songs. It started with Rodeo Man, and before long Ned had a whole catalogue of his fathers early hits ready to play. When the other band members heard Neds voice, he found himself front and center singing at the shows. Stepping out from behind the drums stirred something inside of Ned that he hadnt felt before, Its a different kind of rush, getting up with a guitar and standing behind a microphone...shoot Im getting butterflies thinking about it right now.
The timing couldnt be more right for Ned to pick up a guitar and belt out Western Skies; it has been over 10 years since Chris LeDoux passed and he believes people want to hear something new. Ned has boxes of song ideas his dad never finished and is digging through those for inspiration, I will kind of stick with what dad used to do but bring my own stuff to the table. In July of 2015, Ned traveled to Nashville with some of those unfinished songs and met up with Mac McAnally to put that inspiration to work. Mac produced Chris last two studio records and wrote his hit Horsepower, so the collaboration with Ned was a natural fit and lead to the first new Chris LeDoux co-write in nearly two decades.
His latest song Brother Highway is about all the time he has spent on the road touring with various bands since his days in high school. Ned says he doesnt even need a road map anymorethat he and the highway are like brothers. He wants to write songs about what he knows, keep the themes simple and harken back to the sound of good ole country music but with an edge. Eventually Ned plans to release an album of new material and include a few of his dads songs re-recorded in his own style as a tribute.
For the last year, Ned has been steadily touring and opening for acts like Toby Keith, Chris Janson and Randy Houser. Yet now that he is in front of the mic, Ned has a new goal. Theres an age group who doesnt know who Chris LeDoux is and I just want to keep his name out there. I want to reintroduce him to people whove maybe heard of him but didnt know what he did. Just carry on his legacy and carry on his music and at the same time show them what I can do.
On tour, youre guaranteed to hear This Cowboys Hatthe song most requested by his fans and a request Ned is honored to oblige. His personal favorite song to sing though is one called You Cant Tell Me We Aint Got It All. Its the first original song Ned co-wrote with his dad and seems to pick up right where Chris left off. And thankfully there is more to come as there is a new voice to carry on the LeDoux sound.
--- Eric May Band ---
Growing up around music was an essential part to who Eric May is now. His mother, Maureen, and father, Robert, met in a rock band in the late 60s. After leaving the group, his mother became a music teacher, focusing on vocal and piano. His father became a DJ at a radio station and eventually became a General Manager. After school, Eric would help himself at the radio station to all the music that was available, listening to the likes of The Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, and James Brown.
Eric participated in music throughout school, involved in choir, band and orchestra. He started to play the Trumpet in middle school and it was obvious he had a knack for it. His mother was his teacher in 8th grade band so he had to work extra hard to impress the teacher! He competed in many competitions and won numerous awards for his playing, even received a scholarship to New Mexico State University.
Eric started playing small solo acoustic shows and decided it was time to form his own band. After only two rehearsals in the living room, The Center Lane Band went to Casper, WY for Battle of the Bands and won! The bookings started coming in and before they knew it, the band had a steady workload, playing country and rock music all over Wyoming and South Dakota.
--- My Alter Ego ---
Ron Wallis' new band is back!!
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