january, 2018

sat27jan6:30 pm11:00 pmJefferson StarshipOpening Act: Echo Sparks6:30 pm - 11:00 pm The Cave Event TagsJefferson Starship

Ticket Pricing:

$35 | $45 | $55 + applicable fees

Event Details

Jefferson Starship: Going to the Edge for Over 40 Years

Descended from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Jefferson Airplane.

The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1000 collective years. Give or take. But who’s counting?

Jefferson Airplane founding member Paul Kantner created Jefferson Starship with that collective spirit in mind and carried it with him throughout his life.

Kantner knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts. Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum selling albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.

Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jefferson legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music, on and off stage.

Times have changed, but the music remains as relevant as ever. Massive hits like White Rabbit, Somebody to Love, Volunteers, and We Built This City continue to reverberate in pop culture today through films, tv, commercials and heavy rotation on classic rock radio. The David Freiberg-penned Jane is the theme song for the hit Netflix Series Wet, Hot American Summer.

While maintaining a worldwide touring schedule, Jefferson Starship played a series of concerts for Helping Hospitalized Veterans in 2014-15, and was subsequently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense.

Since Kantner’s passing in early 2016, original lead singer Grace Slick, who retired from singing in the 90s, has come forward to offer her encouragement and support for the band’s continuation.

Ms. Slick gave current JS vocalist Cathy Richardson the royal nod, inviting her to sing in Slick’s place with Jefferson Airplane when they received their Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYs this year. Richardson sang Somebody to Love with original Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, and the national telecast debuted on PBS’ Great Performances on October 14, 2016. Watch the Video

And when Jefferson Starship taped a live concert for DirecTv’s Audience Network concert series 4k in September 2016, Ms. Slick was in attendance to enjoy the band playing music she was so integral in creating. The special will premiere December 23, 2016 on DirecTv and U-Verse.

Music has the power to transport us to other places, other times and sometimes even to other worlds.

Let’s go together, right now.

Doors 6:30PM | Opening Act 7:30PM | Headlining Act 9PM

$35 | $45 | $55 + applicable fees

Tables are available for reservation. Call the box office for more information.

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~ About Echo Sparks ~

Echo Sparks was formed in 1923, deep in the mines of Cerro Gordo near the shores of Owens Lake. DA Valdez fashioned a cigar-box guitar, Cindy sacrificed her only washtub for a bass, and Colleen honed her harmonies with the coyotes.

OK, those are all lies. Here’s the truth. Sort of.

Echo Sparks’ music is an eclectic mix of Americana styles they half-jokingly refer to as “Mexifolkabilly.” They are inspired by the quiet back roads of California’s farmlands and desolate corners, which they translate into harmonies that break hearts and tunes that move feet. Their latest full album release, “Ghost Town Girl” has had radio play across North America and has garnered rave reviews (including two write-ups in No Depression).

The band is led by multi-instrumentalist DA Valdez, whose songwriting perspective is influenced by his time spent growing up in Mexico and Southern California. DA honed his crafts as a co-founding member of the internationally acclaimed touring artists The Pontiac Brothers. DA plays lead guitar, sings and shares harmonies, as well as providing drums and percussion on the Echo Sparks Recordings. DA’s influences are many and varied and include the Flying Burrito Brothers, Ryan Adams and The Clash.

Echo Sparks’ distinct vocal blend is anchored by multitalented frontwoman Colleen Kinnick. A California girl who grew up in the dairylands of the Inland Empire, she taught herself to sing by matching the harmonies on Beatles albums, aiming for the high notes in operas, and singing in the church choir. Her wide vocal range and even wider pool of vocal influences (Nina Simone, Siouxsie Sioux and Gillian Welch for starters) takes Echo Sparks’ sound to unexpected places. Colleen also plays rhythm guitar plus a little percussion, and does artwork for many of the band’s projects.

Cindy Ballreich plays stand-up bass for the trio, rounding out the signature sound by providing the percussion and melody lines all at once! Cindy was raised in the Central Valley farmlands of California surrounded by the West Coast Country Music environment, influenced by the music of Buck Owens and Rose Maddox. She plays several instruments and helps to co-write songs for the band. Cindy is also involved in recording and engineering the band’s signature sound, as well as designing cover art for our albums.

Together, the trio’s wide range of influences allows them to put a refreshing perspective on roots music that is enjoyed by music fans everywhere.

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

The Cave

40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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