Special Guests to Celebrate Buddy Holly’s 85th Birthday After Songwriters Retirement in September | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association and the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences:

The Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) is hosting the second Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat in the first week of September 2021, celebrating and showcasing the achievements of songwriting and legendary guest artists performing at two concerts at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. The Songwriters Retreat is followed by special performances honoring Buddy Holly’s legacy, inspiring and cultivating local, regional, national and international songwriters in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas.

Writers will break into small groups to collaborate with mentors throughout the creative songwriting process. Each evening, the groups get together for some great local cuisine, and share the songs written during the day. Participants will have access to famous songwriters, producers, music directors and program ambassadors.

The writers will leave Lubbock with at least four new songs, thirty new friends or more in the music business. Testimonials from past workshops have referred to recording contracts, publishing contracts and newly formed groups. Most importantly, the young participants have the opportunity to learn and grow in their profession.

Audiences are invited to attend the best songs written during the workshop for an intimate evening at The Songwriters Showcase with Gary Nicholson, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Friends at the Crickets Theater at Buddy Holly Hall on Thursday, September 2. , 2021, at 7:30 pm Tickets are $ 55.00 plus taxes and fees. Developing songwriters will not only write and perform with luminaries, but also participate in the anniversary celebration on a side stage dedicated to emerging musicians.

After the songwriter’s showcase is Buddy Holly’s 85e Birthday celebration, Saturday September 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Helen Devitt Jones Theater at Buddy Holly Hall with Duane Eddy and his friends including James Burton, Steve Cropper and Sonny West. Ticket prices range from $ 34 to $ 84 plus taxes and fees.

The Songwriters Showcase and Buddy Holly’s 85 Ticketse The anniversary celebration will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 9 at 10 a.m. (CT) Tickets are available at buddyhollyhall.com, by calling ETIX at (800) 514-3849, and at the Buddy Holly Hall Box Office located at 1300 Mac Davis Lane, open Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Duane Eddy – One of the most basic and enduring foundations of rock music is the deep guitar riff. Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction and the beatles day tripper (1965) from Bruce Springsteen Born to run and Aerosmith Take this route (1975) in Metallica Enter Sandman (1991), the deep, eternally resonating guitar riff launched many timeless hits and set many guitarists on the path to stardom. Eddy went on to become the most successful instrumentalist in rock history, ranking 15 of the top 40 singles from 1958 to 1963 and selling over 100 million records worldwide. In 2008, Eddy was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2013 he received The Lifetime Achievement Award for instrumentalist of the Americana Music Association.

“I hope you will join me, James Burton, Steve Cropper and Sonny West as we share the memories and music of our dear friend, Buddy Holly,” said Eddy.

James Burton – Burton’s style of play has always been distinct. He worked with Ricky Nelson on the Ozzie and Harriet show as Nelson’s accompaniment group. Believe what you say was Burton’s first record with Nelson, on which he played lead guitar. James has recorded with artists such as Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, The Everly Brothers and Glen Campbell. Burton helped create the “Bakersfield sound”. with Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. He has toured with Jerry Lee Lewis, John Denver and performed with Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen and more. In 2009, James won a GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance, along with Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Redd Volkaert, Albert Lee, John Jorgenson and Brent Mason for Brad Paisley’s track “Cluster Pluck”.

Steve cropper – It’s hard to have surprises when an artist has seven decades in a soul, blues and rock and roll star career; however,Set it on fire is Cropper’s first album since 1969 to have his solo name on it. Steve Cropper is that guitar on “Green Onions”. The MGs became the home group of Stax Records and Cropper one of the main producers, songwriters and guitarists of Stax. Midnight hour by Wilson Pickett, (Sittin ‘On) The dock by the bay by Otis Redding, Knock on wood by Eddie Floyd, The man of the soul and Wait, I’m coming– you can’t discuss soul music without Steve Cropper. Rolling stone the magazine ranked him in the top 40 of its 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

“I think Buddy was a big influence on me, but I never really thought about it. When I was in high school I wanted to play guitar and sing, Buddy Holly was definitely one of the answers and influences, ”Cropper said.

Sonny West – He lived a life of music and was born just outside of Shalowater, Texas. He began to give concerts in and around Lubbock, where he met another singer, Buddy Holly. West cut a demo track of his composition All my Love which was passed on to Buddy Holly and The Crickets who recorded it as, Oh man! In 1957, West and fellow musician Bill Tilghman co-wrote Rave on recorded the following year by Buddy Holly and The Crickets. The song was a hit and is now a classic rock and roll anthem, recorded by artists such as John Lennon, Ricky Nelson, John Fogarty and others. Sonny continued his musical career with tours in the United States and abroad.

“I am so happy to be included in Buddy Holly’s birthday concert. Definitely a highlight of my career, ”West said.

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a regional multipurpose performing arts center dedicated to enriching the lives of those who live in Lubbock, the Southern Plains region and beyond, through presenting the highest quality local, national and international arts education and entertainment.

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences (The Buddy Holly Hall) is owned by the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) and is operated and managed by ASM Global. Please visit our website at buddyhollyhall.com for information and updates on shows, concerts, events and more.

About the Songwriters Retreat and the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA)
The Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat’s mission is to educate aspiring songwriters through the sites, landscapes, and the lovable people that make up the West Texas culture that inspired Buddy Holly himself. By the end of the retreat, participants will have collaborated with mentors to further refine their creative songwriting process.

Buddy Holly Hall is a privately funded and managed performing arts campus located in downtown Lubbock. In addition to its oversight of the best artistic events, LEPAA envisions educational and community programs that will support, enhance and expand the appreciation of the arts, culture, music, history and heritage of the Southern Plains. Learn more about www.lepaa.org.

About ASM Global
ASM Global was formed in October 2019 from the merger of AEG Facilities, the global innovator in live entertainment venues, and SMG, the benchmark in event management. ASM Global is a venue management hub spanning five continents, 14 countries and over 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. As the world’s most trusted site manager, ASM Global provides site strategy and management, sales, marketing, event booking and scheduling, construction and design consulting, and pre-planning services. opening. Some of the sites in our portfolio include iconic facilities such as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conference Center in Shenzhen, China. . ASM Global also offers catering operations through its dealerships and catering companies.

(Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association and Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences press release)

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