LEGENDS OF FOLK! The Limeliters Join Forces With The Brothers Four At The McCallum
The City of Rancho Mirage and the McCallum Theatre present "Legends of Folk" starring The Limeliters and The Brothers Four on Sunday, March 3, at 3:00pm. The Limeliters launched their career in 1959 at San Francisco's famous Hungry i and, before long, founding members Alex Hassilev, Lou Gottlieb, and Glenn Yarbrough emerged as dominant voices of the early 1960s folk music scene. A string of best-selling albums and frequent television appearances quickly made The Limeliters a household name.
In the ensuing years, the lineup has featured several spectacularly talented new members but The Limeliters have never deviated from the integrity of the fabulous sound that they pioneered. With their energy and enthusiasm undiminished and undaunted, current members Don Marovich, Andy Corwin, and Gaylan Taylor remain as exciting an act as the genre has produced.
Don Marovich is a journeyman musician who has played professionally since 1975 with his early roots in barbershop singing. In addition to being a singer/songwriter, he also plays guitar, banjo and mandolin. Bass player Andy Corwin is a performer and songwriter with an offbeat sense of humor. He is also an accomplished TV editor and director whose work has appeared on The History Channel, Discovery Network, Animal Planet and HGTV. Gaylan Taylor is a former member of The New Christy Minstrels. In addition to guitar and vocals, Gaylan plays bass and harmonica and has written over 200 songs, two of which are on the Limeliters' CD Right From the Start.
Now more than ever, the surging vocals, thrilling harmony, and whacked out sense of humor of this unique trio continue to earn them their title as The Fabulous Limeliters!
The Brothers Four are proudly celebrating their Golden Anniversary! They have delighted millions for five decades with their fabulous repertoire of acoustic songs, old and new.
Since the early 1960s, The Brothers Four have played thousands of college concerts, sung for four U.S. Presidents at the White House, appeared at countless community concerts, performed with choirs, symphony orchestras and jazz stars, and toured dozens of foreign countries around the world. Performing with their trademark smooth, lush harmonies, singing songs and telling stories from the Great American Folk Song Book, The Brothers Four are truly "America's Musical Ambassadors to the World."
Global million-sellers for The Brothers Four include such memorable folk standards as "Greenfields," "Yellow Bird," "Try to Remember," "500 Miles," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," and "Shenandoah." Their hit recording of "The Green Leaves of Summer," from the film The Alamo, was nominated for an Academy Award and The Brothers Four performed the song on the televised awards presentation.
The Brothers Four were pioneers in the musical movement which came to be known as the "folk revival." Their all-acoustic presentation consists of guitars, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and, of course, their trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is an unforgettable time of pure acoustic music and entertainment. The Brothers Four are always in perfect harmony with the beloved folk songs of America.
Tickets for this performance are priced at $68, $48, $38 and $28. Tickets for residents of Rancho Mirage are $63, $43, $33 and $23 with ID. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at http://www.mccallumtheatre.comwww.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787.