$15 in advance
$18 at the door
"And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon"
9 piece tribute to the timeless music of Pink Floyd.
Musicians for tonight's performance include:
Bill Altman, lead guitar
Johnnie Blackwell, vocals & guitar
David Bradley, vocals & bass
Katie Cilluffo, vocals & FX
David Cohen, drums
Karen Connor, vocals & guitar
Brad Curtioff, keyboards
Rebecca O'Quinn, vocals
Wes Parker, saxophone
Wes Parker (saxophone) studied music with a jazz emphasis at Brevard College. He spent time playing on cruise ships in the Caribbean, covering a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, R & B, and funk. Wes later traveled to the Middle East, where he taught saxophone and clarinet for two years at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. Upon returning to the States, he has enjoyed playing at the Flat Rock Playhouse in various Main Stage and Music on the Rock shows, as well as teaching and playing locally in and around his home base of Brevard, North Carolina.
Brad Curtioff (keyboards) has been delighting audiences since the age of seven. As a child, he studied at Peabody Preparatory before earning a degree in piano performance from West Virginia University. Mr. Curtioff currently serves as the Music Director for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and faculty accompanist at Mars Hill University, and has also worked with the Summer Artist Training Program at the Asheville Lyric Opera. He is no stranger to the theater as he has performed as the Musical Director and/or pianist for a wide variety of productions with Asheville Community Theatre, Parkway Playhouse, and SART, as well as working with Asheville’s own show choir, Vocal Blast. Mr. Curtioff is also active as a blues and soul keyboardist, providing piano and Hammond organ grooves with local bands Citizen Mojo, and Andy Buckner and the Southern Soul Campaign. He resides in Walnut, NC with his lovely wife and daughter.
Bill Altman (lead guitar) is a well-known and well-travelled guitar player as well as a Hendersonville native. With over 30 years experience, he has played in rock, blues, and alternative bands, including the Crystal Zoo, Crocodile Smile, and his current blues "groosion" trio, Big Block Dodge. Bill makes regular appearances as musician and as music director at Flat Rock Playhouse, both on the mainstage and at the downtown theater, and has appeared in more "Music on the Rock" concerts that any other musician. In addition to electric and acoustic guiter, he plays the dobro, mandolin, electric bass, banjo, lap steel, and pedal steel. Mark Fullington, in an article for The Indie File, wrote "the guitar of Bill Altman has a broad sonic palette that includes ominous chords, tormented rapid-fire leads that range in mood from mega-blues to sci-fi in a perfectly executed display of how much power and emotion a guitar can generate.
Katie Cilluffo (vocals & digital FX), originally from Michigan, studied vocal performance at Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan with a concentration in opera. Since moving to Hendersonville, she has sung everything from opera, jazz, bluegrass, musical theater, and pop with organizations such as Asheville Lyric Opera, Flat Rock Playhouse, Parkway Playhouse, and many others. Over the Christmas season, Katie performs with her a cappella trio, the Belle Tones, singing 1940's Andrews Sisters-style hits. Katie recently recorded her first studio album of original jazz music by Michael Jefry Stevens, and she performs jazz and bossa nova throughout western North Carolina. She is currently the soprano soloist at Trinity Presbyterian Church and recently appeared as the soloist in a concert of Viennese operetta favorites with the Blue Ridge Orchestra in Asheville.
Note From the Shows Producer:
Our show features all LOCAL musicians. As working musicians in western North Carolina, we endeavor to create musical and artistic opportunities with and for members of our own community. We want to encourage and connect with the creative people who have chosen this amazing place to be their home. There is a wealth of talent, vision, and experience hidden away between our blue peaks and valleys. In addition to our talented musicians, our presentation includes artwork by two local painters and a special original short film by local film maker, David Vaughn.