WET WILLIE’S JIMMY HALL IN CONCERT WITH KATE MOSS
WHAT: Jimmy Hall w/ Kate Moss & Friends
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 8:00pm
WHERE: Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 HWY 24, Woodland Park, CO.
TICKETS: $18 to $38
Jimmy Hall was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Mobile by a musical family steeped in gospel tradition. At the age of 20, he moved to Macon, Georgia with his newly formed band, Wet Willie, and was signed by Capricorn Records. Hall shared the studio and stage with artists such as The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jeff Beck Group, Grand Funk Railroad, and a host of others while Wet Willie gained the reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the road. Gregg Allman once said that Hall “…is the hardest man to follow on stage that I ever worked with”. As Wet Willie helped to create the Southern Rock genre they scored a major radio success with Keep on Smiling. This record solidified their place in rock and roll history, and Wet Willie’s hits are still being played on the radio today.
Kate Moss is a talented guitarist who is no stranger to blues fans in Colorado. She’s been seen performing at Winter Park’s Blues from the Top, The Toad Tavern in Denver and at the Blue Star Connection Festival. You might have seen her sit in with Trampled Under Foot, Girls With Guitars or remember her as the original bassist in her husband Nick Moss’ band! Yup! THAT Kate Moss!
Jimmy Hall and Kate Moss are no strangers to Colorado blues fans who have attended the Grand County Blues Society’s Blues From the Top. The jam sessions that take place in Winter Park after the festival ends each day are legendary. Since both artists have shared the stage, it’s only natural that they do a show or two together.
An idea was presented to them by John Catt of the Grand County Blues Society, to have a New Year’s Eve show at Smokin’ Moe’s, one of Winter Park’s restaurants that hosts the legendary jam sessions following the festival each day. Performing with Jimmy and Kate will be bassist Andy Irvine, drummer Scotty Rivera and keyboardist Jimmy Ayers, all well-known Colorado musicians.
Looking for another date to present this fantastic show, John Catt contacted Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc, to inquire about bringing the show to the Pikes Peak region.
“We were thrilled to be able to present a show of this caliber to our faithful legion of blues concert goers” exclaims Amy Whitesell, promoter of the show for the Pikes Peak region. “We’ve had successful concerts in the past during the time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. People are looking for something to do after the holiday and not everyone wants to go out on New Year’s Eve, so this is perfect for our audience.”
A Music Company Inc. has also been supportive of the Blue Star Connection, the non-profit organization of the Grand County Blues Society. The organization’s mission is to provide access and ownership of musical instruments for children and young adults with cancer and other serious life challenges. While holding concerts, A Music Company Inc. would sell tickets for a drawing. The winner receives a guitar autographed by the stars of the show and the proceeds are given to the Blue Star Connection to help fulfill their mission.
Through an association with Colorado Springs’ Memorial Hospital, the funds stay local. Recently, proceeds from a drawing at a Tab Benoit concert went to purchase a set of electronic drums for the physical therapy department at the hospital. “Now kids can come into the therapy room and play drums, even kids in a wheel chair can get some exercise and maybe find a new path. I want Blue Star to put these everywhere now” exclaims John Catt.
At the concert on December 28th, there will be a guitar signed by the artists with proceeds from the sale of drawing tickets going to the Blue Star Connection.
For the concert, tickets are $18 in advance and $23 the day of show. A special VIP ticket is available for $38 and includes a choice of prime rib or catfish dinner and reserved seat. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com and at the Crystola Roadhouse.
For more information contact A Music Company Inc. at 719-576-5945, Crystola Roadhouse, 719-687-7879.