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PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE Sat Sept 23rd 2017 8pm

$18 in advance

$20 at the door

"And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too,
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon"

enjoyed tremendous success during a stellar career and
 their music continues to influence others today. 

Their first album 
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
was released 50 years ago in 1967.
The album has been hailed as one of the 
best psychedelic rock albums in history.

Throughout their career their albums and stage performances were true theatrical masterpieces.   The term "Rock Opera" is an appropriate descriptor and none did it better than Pink Floyd.  

Fifty years later, people are still honoring, and re-inventing the music of Pink Floyd and it's as relevant today as it was then.
In fact, 2017 saw the world-premiere of a new operatic production inspired by the music of Pink Floyd.
Another Brick In The Wall: L'Opera , staged at Opera de Montreal.

  Tonight's concert celebrates the music of Pink Floyd in it's original form and includes selections from 

Dark Side of the Moon
The Wall
Wish You Were Here

Selections Include
Wish You Were Here - Wish You Were Here
Young Lust - The Wall
Have A Cigar - Wish You Were Here
Another Brick In The Wall - The Wall
Comfortably Numb - The Wall
Run Like Hell - The Wall

the entire 
Dark Side Of The Moon album!

Custom video projections will be part of the Dark Side of the Moon segment of the program.  
 We are also very excited to include an original film  by the talented David Allan III Vaughn

Tonight's multi-faceted performance promises to be  a stellar night of entertainment for any Pink Floyd fan a or any fan of well-produced, well executed Pyschadelic Rock from the classic era of Rock and Roll History.

Through several changes of personnel, through several musical phases, the band has earned a place on the ultimate roll call of rock, along with the Beatles, the Stones and Led Zeppelin. Their album sales have topped 250 million. In 2005, at Live 8 — the biggest global music event in history — the reunion of the four-man line-up that recorded most of the Floyd canon stole the show. And yet, true to their beginnings, there has always been an enigma at their heart.

These were the summers of love, when LSD was less an hallucinogenic interval than a lifestyle choice for some young people, who found their culture in science fiction, the pastoral tradition, and a certain strain of the Victorian imagination. Drawing on such themes, the elfin Barrett wrote and sang on most of the early Floyd's material, which made use of new techniques, such as tape-loops, feedback and echo delay.

Live, the Floyd played sonic freak-outs — half-hidden by new-fangled light-shows and projections — with Barrett's spacey lead guitar swooping over Waters' trance-like bass, while Wright and Mason created soundscapes above and beneath. On record they were tighter, if still 'psychedelic'.

Musicians for tonight's performance include:

Bill Altman
lead guitar
Johnnie Blackwell
vocals & guitar
David Bradley
vocals & bass
Katie Cilluffo
vocals & FX
David Cohen
Karen Connor
vocals & guitar
Brad Curtioff
Rebecca O'Quinn
Wes Parker

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.

The Nibble and Sip 
will be setup in our lobby selling a variety of healthy snacks .
We encourage you to check them out.

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