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AMERICA

Friday, Apr 14 2023, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Special Guest Henry Kapono

Don’t miss your chance to revisit this Grammy-winning rock group, led for more than four decades by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (photo left). 
 
The power and poignancy of America's musical imagery catapulted the group to the top of the charts in the 70s. Of America's albums, six have been certified gold and/or platinum, and their top tunes, which include A Horse With No Name,  I Need You, Ventura Highway, Don't Cross the River, Tin Man,  Lonely People, and Sister Golden Hair, were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners discover there is much more to America than surface perceptions.
 
The combination of Beckley's melodic pop rock and Bunnell's use of folk-jazz elements, Latin-leaning rhythms, and impressionistic lyric imagery contributed to material that encompassed an ambitious artistic swath.
 


America's albums--six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four plus million in sales--displayed a fuller range of the trio's talents than did their singles. Their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath; from effects-laden rockers to soul-bearing ballads, America incorporates a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles - as wide open as the great American plains.
 

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