Sunset Live performance Sequence producer, Teddy Errico, was not kidding when he introduced at the major of this summer’s operate, “We are back again!” The beloved, cost-free live performance series in Mountain Village’s Sunset Plaza has returned for not only Wednesday night time exhibits but, for 3 months operating, a Thursday night time demonstrate as nicely. This week, the second of all those three, back again-to-back again months, Errico and presenting sponsor, Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Affiliation (TMVOA), are bringing Magnolia Boulevard tonight, and Fleatwood Mac Tribute tomorrow to the Sunset Plaza stage. The free demonstrates start at 6 p.m., rain or glow.
Magnolia Boulevard hails from Lexington, Kentucky and is Maggie Noelle on vocals, guitarist Gregg Erwin, keyboardist Ryan Allen, bassist John Roberts, and the quintet’s latest addition, drummer Chad “The Beard” Gravitt. The band’s sound is a powerful mix of soul, funk, rock ’n’ roll and blues, seasoned with psychedelia, people and bluegrass. It is an earthy combine in excess of which Noelle’s powerhouse vocals soar, propelled by the band’s driving rhythm area.
As for so many other up-and-coming bands and musicians that are dependent on touring to distribute the phrase, the pandemic many years were being particularly complicated. Not only was the group’s skill to gig severely minimal, but their initial drummer and founding member, Todd Copeland, handed absent in his rest in 2021. In a natural way, they ended up devastated, but in the spirit of carrying on Copeland’s legacy, they found the ideal alternative, “The Beard,” to consider above on the throne. And, at the time the pandemic eased up and venues resumed internet hosting touring musicians, the band hit the road with vigor. They’ll just take the stage tonight with one mission in brain — to provide a fantastic time and alleviate you of your cares, if only for a while.
“I feel it was Gregg Allman who the moment mentioned, ‘If there’s 10,000 individuals in the audience and they have just one-and-a-fifty percent troubles each, that’s 15,000 issues out there,’” mentioned guitarist Erwin in the band’s bio. “So if you can put your coronary heart into something and get onstage and assistance the audience forget about about individuals difficulties for a pair of several hours, then, you know, your job’s performed. That is the biggest fulfillment 1 can achieve, I consider.”
That sounds mighty wonderful for a Hump Working day.
There was a time in the 1970s when it seemed that all you read on the radio was Fleetwood Mac. The band that began in England as a smoking cigarettes blues outfit, had morphed into a environment-conquering behemoth of a rock-pop band when John McVie, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood added guitarist-songwriter Lindsey Buckingham and singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks. Just so takes place they have been fans, much too. The famous tales of rock ’n’ roll excess, infidelity and superior drama are immortalized in not only numerous article content about the band in the rock — and even mainstream — press, but in a string of albums whose songs have been seared into the collective consciousness. On “Rumours” by yourself, practically each individual observe dwelled in the heights of the charts.
The South Florida musicians assembled for this Fleetwood Mac tribute will whisk you down memory lane with a line-up that delivers the traditional Buckingham-Nicks iteration of the band with model and chops. For those of you who may well poo-poo tribute bands — and you know who you are — never. For the reason that if you’re likely to hit the street singing “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain” and “Rhiannon,” you’re darned tootin’ you seem just like Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham. And do they ever. Near your eyes and slip on your platform boots, velvet blazers and shiny shirts open to the navel, silver medallion optional. Fleatwood Mac is the ideal type of trip back in time.
Errico, who runs the sequence as Telluride Culture for Audio, is delighted to be ready to phase the Sunset Concert series following a hiatus. This year’s series became feasible at the final moment, which still left him scrambling for acts that were being obtainable on short recognize. He’s stoked about not only this week’s functions, but about individuals coming down the pike.
“After practically three decades, we get to bring tunes back to the Mountain Village local community and the region!” he claimed in an previously news release. “The lineup is as soon as all over again assorted, and we are so content we could put it jointly very last minute.”
Upcoming week will be another round of two, mid-week demonstrates with nation artist Cory Hibbard Wednesday, and Latin salsa group CALLE 66 on Thursday. As Errico claimed, the buzzword is “diverse.” The sequence closes out Aug. 10 with the highlight on Telluride’s lively and deeply proficient musicians. Featured bands are Chrome Velvet and Niceness.
The Sunset Music Series is cost-free to the public many thanks to presenting sponsor TMVOA, the Telluride Culture for Music, and the Telluride Ski and Golfing Company. Supporting sponsors involve Broker Affiliate Teddy Errico of LIV Sotheby’s Global Realty, The Peaks Vacation resort and Spa, By Sutton, Telluride Brewing Enterprise, The Village Market place, and the Town of Mountain Village. The function is held rain or glow.