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‘Tempest’ to storm the stage at LCT

‘Tempest’ to storm the stage at LCT

Music brought on the winds from ancient Northern Europe have fused into a storm front building folk rock with a decidedly Celtic flavor.

Tempest, the Celtic Rock Group from San Francisco will play the Lindsay Community Theater for one night only at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 24 years have seen the Bay Area-based act released fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and played more than 2,000 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Their latest CD, Another Dawn, showcases inventive original and traditional material.

The Good Times in Santa Cruz, Calif. wrore, “Tempest has one of the most unique sounds around, a sound that bridges two continents, one ocean and about a millennium of music history – a sound that has earned Tempest a loyal following that packs houses coast to coast.”

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 24 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit. San Francisco fiddler Kathy Buys brings her international award winning playing to the Tempest stage. Her experience performing world-fusion music with high energy dance bands combined with many years of playing Irish traditional music in America and Ireland makes her a perfect fit for Tempest.

Newcomer Caith Threefires is from Boston. He’s an old friend of the band, with a strong background in both Rock-n-Roll and Traditional Folk Music ~ he brings down the house with his energetic stage presence and skillful bass playing!

Born in Colorado and brought up in small town Missouri, Gregory Jones is the latest in a long line of Tempest guitar greats! His fiery licks and hard-rocking approach to the instrument, combined with his experience and understanding of Celtic music is a fast favorite with fans, new and old alike!

Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, colors the band’s sound with inventive rhythms, and rock-steady drumming.

Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.

Tempest now brings their special musical talents to the Lindsay stage. For more information on the concert visit www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com or call 559-562-1659. The Lindsay Community Theater is located at 190 N. Elmwood Ave., in the heart of downtown Lindsay. Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, visit www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com or contact Jim Kliegl at 559-284-2223. To learn more about the band Tempest, visit www.tempestmuic.com.

For those who have not visited Lindsay before, take highway 137 from Tulare and travel 13 miles east. After the highway veers south, turn left on Hermosa from the highway. Travel for ½ mile, turn south on Elmwood (traffic circle) for one block, and you’re there.

 

Casting Call
The Lindsay Community Theater is announcing auditions for its spring musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Tryouts will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 5 and Wednesday, 6 at the theater, 190 N. Elmwood Ave. in the heart of downtown Lindsay. This show is a musical and singers are needed. Many teen and adult parts for 20 males and 20 females. (There are no children’s parts in this play.) For more information call 559-562-3322.

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