“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg
Long before the first shoots appear, the roots beneath the surface grow deeper to tap the strength of the earth. The same can be said of our April 7, 2017 Local Concert performers, The Three Son’s and the J.T. Draper Trio. The roots of these bands are deep and wide, drawing from the rich dirt of Americana music traditions.
The show will be held at 7:30pm at the South Valley Unitarian Church on 6876 So Highland Drive. The evening will begin at 6pm with a workshop. (TBA!)
Admission is 7.00 for members and $12 for non-members.
J.T. Draper has performed constantly around the Salt Lake Valley atvarious clubs, restaurants, and other venues in various musical configurations. He is known for his intricate guitar playing, soulful harmonica, and baritone voice. Fans often think of him as a blues musician, but in reality, his influences are much more varied. It’s true that the bedrock of his style reaches back to prewar acoustic blues of Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Blind Willie McTell and others, but careful listeners will hear a history the previous century’s music in his songs. The influences of Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen are especially present, along with traditional country, Memphis soul, and—of course—rock and roll.
Joining him for this year’s local concert series are Steve Stewart on mandolin, Brady Anderson on bass, and Phil Triolo on woodwinds. Each of these players brings their own contribution and influence to this musical gumbo such as jazz, world music, and newgrass. Their loose and spontaneous work includes classic tunes and Draper’s originals and leaves plenty of room for improvisation and experimentation that captivates and surprises audiences.The Three Sons
“The Three Sons” is a family bluegrass band based out of Logan, Utah. They were formed in 2014, and recently released their first album, “Take Me Back” The individual members have studied many different styles of music, from jazz and blues to rock, and you can hear it in their original music, as well as their choice of covers. The band is made up of Karl Gibbons on Dobro, mandolin, and banjitar. A talented musician, Karl switches between the three instruments seamlessly, and is one of the lead vocalists in the group. Kelin has played banjo for 13 years. He toured across the U.S., and has played for many popular bluegrassacts. He is the other lead vocalist for the band. Kory Gibbons drives the guitar. Kory started out on percussion, and later picked up the guitar. He provides the driving rhythm, and some searing leads. He also joins in on backup harmonies. Wally Gibbons on bass, Is the father of The Three Sons! He has played in many different bluegrass groups in Logan, and provides the bass vocal harmony.
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