Wishbone Ash Plays At Rhythm And Brews April 21

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wishbone Ash combines the release of their new album "Blue Horizon" with a full performance of their classic 1972 album "Argus" at Rhythm and Brews on Monday, April 21. General admission advance tickets are $20.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. with an introductory set by Mark Merriman.

Review for Wishbone Ash:

The British Rock act Wishbone Ash's founding member and lead guitarist Andy Powell is perhaps the most iconic guitar player of the Gibson Flying V in that incredibly powerful instrument's long history. The burnt Wishbone graphic on the cover of the band's highly potent first album will forever be a symbol of this historic Gibson guitar in the minds of music lovers who were collecting their albums like black gold along with records from the formative era of the Who, Apple era Beatles, Pink Floyd and Early Led Zeppelin.  

Wishbone Ash was an arena rock act at the peak of the British Invasion of the early 1970's Occupying a top spot in Britain between the era's of the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and remaining immensely popular well beyond. Their first six albums were (and still are) staples in the collections of any rabid music aficionado who was basking in that euphoric and incredibly fertile music scene and were part of the foundation of that musical epoch's style and sound. Wishbone Ash's trademarks are virtuoso musicianship and inspirational songwriting and vocal harmony combined with the most unique dual lead guitar style in history.

"Wishbone Ash has since those times remained one of, if not my all time favorite guitar and vocal rock acts," said Robin Merritt of ArtFRONT Presentations.  "On this rare occasion Rhythm and Brews in conjunction with ArtFRONT Presentations brings this classic rock act to Chattanooga for the first time on Monday, April 21. This show will give old fans and new music discoverers a chance to see the virtuosity that made the classic rock era what it was. And far from just a lot of speedy guitar shredding the Wishbone Ash songs have lived in the psyches of their fans for decades. At this moment I'm listening to an advance release of their brand new album 'Blue Horizon' their 27th studio release, and after some apprehension from being an original fan from the band's beginning I can say that this is truly a recognizable Wishbone ash album with all the flash. All the guitar and vocal harmonies are there, along with a very polished expertise and confidence that only comes about from 40 years of focused dedication and creativity. You can listen to a special advance streaming demo of the Blue Horizon album here.  This is truly going to be a special event."

Andy Powell was named "among the top 20 Guitarists Of All Time."  The British music magazine Melody Maker awarded Argus the accolade of "The Best British Album Of The Year" in 1972.

Formed in 1969 Wishbone Ash was one of the earliest projects of manager Miles Copeland who later founded I.R.S. records and managed his brother Stewart Copeland's fledgling band "The Police." 

Full details on special V.I.P. package available via ArtFRONT Presentations is limited to 20 seats.  It includes: reserved front row table seating; a pre-show meet and greet with the band; a $10 bar tab credit; a signed limited edition concert poster designed for this show and a commemorative printed set list and a pre-show song request suggestion submitted to the band.

http://www.WishboneAsh.com 


Scenic City Chorus Finishes Third In Regional Competition

Scenic City Chorus announces that they placed third (overall) and second place (Division AA) at the Sweet Adelines International, Inc. Region 4 Chorus Competition held April 18 in Lexington, Ky. In addition, four quartets represented Scenic City Chorus in the Quartet Competition. Kinetic Energy, Kindred Sound and Up All Night competed in the main competition with Kindred Sound ... (click for more)

Creator And Star Of Old Fashioned Film To Speak In Cleveland

Rik Swartzwelder, the star, writer and director behind the faith-based romantic film, Old Fashioned, will be speaking about the ten-year journey from concept to release on Friday, May 1, at Peerless Road Church in Cleveland. The night will also feature an exclusive screening of the independent drama with questions and answers from attendees. Swartzwelder's appearance kicks ... (click for more)

DA Tells Dalton Jury Cell Phone Of Skyy Mims Was Found At Murder Scene

District Attorney Bert Poston told a jury in Dalton on Monday that the cell phone of Skyy Mims was found at the scene of the murder of convenience store clerk DK Chaudhari. He said Ms. Mims carried out the robbery in order to get Lotto tickets that she hoped would bring her money to finance her budding musical career. He said she took 80 "$500 A Week For Life" tickets. The ... (click for more)

David Earl Perian, 35, Arrested After Eluding Police In A Foot Chase And Stealing A Vehicle In Bradley County

David Earl Perian, 35, of Cleveland was arrested on multiple charges on Monday after he led police in a foot chase, and then stole a vehicle. Sheriff Eric Watson and members of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office’s Patrol Division were notified Monday morning of a reckless driver in the area of US 64 and Durkee Road. Minutes later, officers discovered the vehicle, a 2005 ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The P.S. To A Sad Story

Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be leaving today or tomorrow for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, this after hardly recovering from a week spent at The Masters. And, as it happens with those who are constantly in search for tomorrow’s ... (click for more)