KEVIN SPEARS EXPERIENCE Appearing Sun May 18th 2014 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10

"Kevin Spears puts on a performance full of groove, sound and intimacy that draws you into his unique yet universal world"
-Benoit Glazer musical director Cirque Du SOLEIL

Considered by many as one of the best kalimba players alive today, Kevin Spears musical gifts have astounded audiences around the world and redefined what is humanly possible on the exotic musical  instrument called kalimba.

For his masterful gift on kalimba, Kevin was flown to Anaheim CA. where he was the featured artist at the 2014 NAMM Show's Breakfast Of Champions event. Kevin received a standing ovation for his rousing performance and created considerable buzz among thousands of music industry personnel who witnessed his blinding skill, musical creativity and quiet humility on display.

Spears' ability on this seemingly simple instrument is often compared to legends such as Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix and Les Paul among others and his uncanny ability to play multiple musical and percussive ideas simultaneously in a live setting is iconic, pure and simple. For his unique playing style and groundbreaking work as a kalimba innovator, Kevin was honored with a kalimba named after him called the "Kevin Spears Style Kalimba" which can be seen here

In addition to being a gifted musical artist, inventor, instrument builder and mixed media artist, Spears performs nationally and internationally including a recent tour of Japan and has worked with and/or opened for artists such as: Victor Wooten, India.Arie, Karen Briggs, Rising Appalachia, Toubab Krewe, Count Mbutu (of the Derek Trucks Band), Roy"FutureMan" Wooten, Arrested Development, Steven Kent, Col. Bruce Hampton, Lizz Wright, Richard Smith (guitarist for Earth, Wind and Fire), Vinx, Jhelisa Anderson and Divinity (bassist for Beyonce).

As a professional clinician, Kevin's enthusiastic and thought-provoking performance lectures have been presented/sponsored by professional and academic organizations around the country including:
50th Anniversary of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), SAM ASH Music Store, Asheville Percussion Festival, Jazz Funk Africa Festival (in Yokohama, Japan), National Black Arts Festival, Georgia State University, DrumStrong Festival, Goombay Cultural Festival and more.

Experience the powerful musical gifts of Kevin Spears, they are guaranteed to stir your soul and move your feet.