This show is a benefit concert to support For the Love of Art Fair, Michiana’s annual premier indoor art fair at the South Bend Century Center.
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area-based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.
Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths.
Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar. Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, signed with and been dropped by a major label, performed [on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time.
He’s also appeared on major television shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, been the subject of numerous National Public Radio (NPR) features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts.
In 2018, Paul released an album titled Don’t Let the Devil Ride, which he describes as “the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my roots.” It marks his first time recording gospel music – featuring guests such as the Blind Boys of Alabama, the McCrary Sisters, and Preservation Hall Horns – and his creation of a body of strikingly original songs that address the foibles of human relationships without necessarily favoring the sacred over the profane.
ALL AGES | Doors 7 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m. | $40 RES Seats, $50 Front Row & VIP, $25 GEN | Ignition Music Garage 120 E. Washington St. Goshen
Your tickets to the March 14 show will be good for this show. Seats have been capped. A few generals are left.
National award-winning guitarist Michael Kelsey will bring his group for an evening of acoustic rock. Michael and the guys make use of technology, improv skills, objects in the room, and audience interaction to make music for the ears but more importantly a musical experience for the senses.
ALL AGES | Doors 7:00PM | Show 7:30PM |$12 GEN | $18 Reserved Seats | Ignition Music Garage 120 E Washington St. Goshen