Saturday, August 27 | 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 ($16 Arts Center Members), General Admission
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Paper Bird first emerged from the same environs that launched such outfits as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and the Lumineers. The group has toured extensively throughout the U.S., sharing bills with the aforementioned bands, as well as Daryl Hall & John Oates, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Shakey Graves.
On Paper Bird, the band collaborates with world-renowned musician, singer and songwriter John Oates, who coproduced the album with Aikins’ fellow Canadian David Kalmusky. The album was recorded and mixed at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, and for his part, Oates couldn’t be more delighted.
“Paper Bird is a band that possesses a sound that’s more than the sum of its parts,” Oates effuses. “It’s the coming together of two perfect trinities. It has three distinctly unique female lead singers whose harmonies blend together as one...united with an inventive, cohesive rhythm section trio. I loved their sound from the first time I heard them and they just keep getting better. They are a true musical family united by a unique and pure artistic vision...a rare quality in this day and age of so much disposable and less than original music.”
Paper Bird has a sound that blends the engaging vocal harmonies of Fleet Foxes and The Lone Bellow with the classic ‘70s stylings of bands like Heart and Fleetwood Mac without imitating or emulating any one of them in particular. Indeed, the new music is rugged, resilient and flush with enthusiasm. It conveys the essence of inspired Americana, while still staying true to its riveting rock regimen.
The album starts with the soulful strut of “To The Light,” and heads into desire and yearning with the single “Don’t Want Half.” With its playful harmonies and rhythms, “I Don’t Mind” captures the ephemeral feelings of love, as “it’s not easy to be a dreamer, when you’re sleeping with the wind.” Paper Bird merge the musical past with the present on “Sunday,” conjuring up doo-wop, rock and groove sounds.
“This is definitely the start of something exciting,” Summeril suggests. “We’re at a point in our career where we feel we’re ready to take on the world.”
Get tickets by calling the Arts Center Box Office at (719) 295-7200 or online http://goo.gl/WM5DnQ. Note: Member discount only available at Arts Center Box Office.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ($5 donation suggested)
Sing along to holiday favorites with Pueblo's professional-level concert band. Led by award -winning conductor Mark Emery, the Pueblo Municipal Band is a community staple, and has been performing locally since 1913.
Sponsored by Midtown Shopping Center
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 2:00 PM Matinee
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM
TICKETS $20 | $16 Arts Center Members
It's Cinco-Adventuro as 1940-something radio detective Rick Luger goes international in this epic spoof of Casablanca (and many others). The small tropical island of El Cubo de Toro is the setting for intrigue, mystery, and an ancient bubbly formula worth countless tens of twenties. With a plot as thick as the accents, it's an exotic epic worthy of applause! The WYNOT Radio Theatre Show is an evening of side-splitting comedy you don't want to miss!
"This is brain candy at its finest, with a smart script and easygoing, playful acting....Go see this show and you won't be disappointed."
-The Colorado Springs Independent
Sponsored by Barbara and Gloria Burch
The series brings renowned performances from throughout our area to Pueblo, serving live performance lovers of all ages.
The Sangre de Cristo Regional Series aims to bring live performance to the younger crowd, those twenty and thirty-somethings who see these types of events as social gatherings and a way to "discover" the next big thing. The talent showcased during the series will hail from the Front Range with varied types like comedy, music, theatre, film, etc. But the atmosphere will always remain the same... fun, niche-based, and comfortable - never stuffy.