John Denver's Former Band-Mates Pay Tribute at the State Theatre Tonight
In anticipation of the soon to be released All-Star Tribute CD featuring some of today's hottest stars, comes an unforgettable concert event in tribute to a man whose artistry and vision continue to touch people all over the world. The concert includes projected video of John Denver performing onstage, backed by live musicians, including members of his former touring band. Hear all of your favorite Denver hits including "Take Me Home Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie's Song" and many more classics.
John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert is tonight, February 6 at 8 PM at the State Theatre in Easton. Tickets are $35 & $25 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
The estate of legendary singer and songwriter John Denver is proud to present "John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert," a live touring experience honoring Denver's memory and music. The concerts will feature projected vintage video of Denver performing, backed live by members of his original touring band and an accompanying string section. For the first time in fifteen years, audiences will experience John Denver in concert, performing hit songs from throughout his career.
Alan Deremo - bass guitar. A member of John Denver's band from 1994 until Denver's passing in 1997, Deremo has performed and/or recorded with a diverse assortment of artists including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Eric Marienthal, Glenn Frey, Jesse Colin Young, Kathy Mattea, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Exene Cervenkova, Bo Diddley, Jules Shear, Jack Tempchin, Thelma Houston, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Captain and Tenille. For much of the last decade Deremo has toured and recorded with Men at Work singer/guitarist Colin Hay and served as musical director for Tony Hawk's annual Boom Boom Huck Jam arena tours. Deremo has composed and/or produced musical scores, voiceovers and sound design for an assortment of film, TV and video projects, including the Sierra Club's Cost of Coal film series and the title song for a film entitled "The Names Go On Forever," which was selected in August 2012 for inclusion in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Jim Horn - saxophone & woodwinds. A member of John Denver's band on and off from 1978 to 1995, Horn's resume reads like a who's who of rock n' roll through the decades. After getting his start playing with DuanE Eddy in the early 1960s, Horn has recorded or toured with all four of The Beatles, The Righteous Bros., Tina Turner, The Beach Boys, The Carpenters, Leon Russel, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Elton John, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, Ronnie Milsap, U2, Delbert McClinton, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and many more. Horn has also released a number of solo recordings.
Chris Nole - piano, keyboards. A former member of John Denver's band in the 90's, songwriter/composer, accomplished session musician, producer, and recording artist, Chris Nole performs around the world. Nole has toured and recorded with numerous top recording acts including John Denver, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Shelby Lynne. Chris Nole's songs have been recorded by various recording artists ranging from Faith Hill to The Swamphonky's and have been used in such teleVision Productions as Men of a Certain Age, Heroes, and E True Hollywood Story.
Jim Salestrom - Music Director, vocals, guitars, banjo, fiddle. A lifelong musician, Salestrom is an Emmy Award winning songwriter. Jim has performed for four US Presidents- at the White House and for the "Supremes" at the Supreme Court. He recently performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, and The Grand Ole Opry. He has had a successful career as both a solo performer and sideman, having been a member of Dolly Parton's band since 1979, and performed with such diverse performers as Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, John Oates, Steve Miller, John Denver, and the The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Nate Barnes - drums, percussion. As drummer for the band Rose Hill Drive, Nate Barnes has toured the world headlining shows and opening for acts such as The Who, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots, The Black Crowes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jane's Addiction and more, and shared the stage with Pete Townshend (The Who), Warren Haynes, Leslie West (Mountain), Grace Potter, Matisyahu, Mike Watt, and others. In addition to collaborating and recording with legendary producers/engineers BrenDan O'Brien and Nick DiDia, he has also co-produced and co-written 3 critically acclaimed, full length albums with the band Rose Hill Drive. Specializing in Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, and Funk styles, Nate has earned a reputation as one of the premier live and studio drummers in the Rocky Mountain area.