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Featuring Tom Becker, Member of the Legendary Folk Group, The New Christy Minstrels.

Fri, Aug 11, 20177:30 pm
Venue
Performance Hall at The Isabel
Price
$48.33 plus $2 Facility Fee
Series
Other Performances
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    Tom Becker

“Back Home Again- A Tribute to John Denver.”

As seen on PBS Television Special, "Back Home Again".  

Tom Becker, former member of the legendary folk group, The New Christy Minstrels, effortlessly embodies the warmth and humor of one of America's best loved songwriters.

From the foot-stomping fun of “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy”, to the tenderness of Annie’s Song”, to the sweeping grandeur of “Rocky Mountain High” -- Tom and his band take you on a musical journey into the many facets of John Denver's songwriting, the songs that defined his life, and his passion for the preserving the environment.

About Tom: Tom Becker is a former member of the Legendary Folk Group, The New Christy Minstrels, and has gone on to appear with Grammy Winners and Music Legends including Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Gregg Allman and Jerry Jeff Walker. 

And, it all began with a Sears Silvertone guitar ....and the music of John Denver.

In recent years, Tom began to feel that John Denver's music and message were more important than ever.  

"In this time of environmental concerns, and Americans' efforts to simplify their lives, it seem that John Denver's music and message are even more relevant today, yet you rarely hear his music on the radio anymore."

So, he assembled a stellar band and created a concert that will inspire both long-time Denver fans, and those who may be less familiar with his music.  Timeless, universal themes of home, family, love and nature create the framework.  Personal anecdotes and observations from his career in folk music create a warm, humorous and uplifting experience. 

Opening Act: Mike Pyle

Michael (Mike) Pyle is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

As a songwriter, Michael has had songs recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Ronnie Milsap, Billy Dean and many others. His song "All Over Me, co-written with Blake Shelton and Earl Thomas Conley was a hit song by Shelton. As a performer, he has toured with many national acts over the years and still performs solo, primarily at private and corporate events.
As a producer, he's currently working with a number of acts including Canadian Country star Bobby Wills who is enjoying a string of hit songs in Canada, most of them co-written by Michael and Bobby. He currently makes his home in Nashville, Tn. and Muscle Shoals.

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