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92.9 dave-fm’s Earth Day Birthday featuring Band of Horses with The Jayhawks

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011« view all past events
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dave fm's Earth Day Birthday is back April 2, featuring 2011 Grammy-nominee Band of Horses, along with newly reunited The Jayhawks!

Join us as we kick-off “Earth Month” with this incredible concert, and celebrate all of our environmental partners who are dedicated to making our community a better place to live.

Photo Credit: Christopher Wilson

Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. The quintet have long standing ties: Monroe and Bridwell played baseball together in grade school, Ramsey and Reynolds cut their teeth in the same Asheville, NC music scene, and Barrett met Bridwell at a party as teenagers, where they bonded instantly over a mutual obsession with Dinosaur Jr. Over the course of a few years, they gradually synched up. Reynolds came into the fold almost by accident as he happened upon a recording session with the band at his friend’s Echo Mountain Studios and joined the touring lineup soon after. Ramsey,  already an established solo artist, joined after Reynolds introduced him to the band in 2007.

Their latest album, Infinite Arms, not only was hailed as one of the best albums of 2010, it was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album. The title of the record is a “Bridwellian” play on words. He’ll never let on to what it means, the only hint that it’s a phrase possibly misheard by thousands of people every day.

Photo Credit: Steven Cohen

The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s. It was a decade that saw the likes of The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn’t quite rock or country – “Hank Williams on speed” somebody once memorably called it – The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process.

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