A Tribute Concert for Charlie Hall and Marianne Danehy

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A Tribute Concert for Charlie Hall and Marianne Danehy


Sunday, Oct 15, 2017  2:00pm

Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road

New West and Friends



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Join us on Sunday afternoon, October 15th, for a tribute to two folks who have given so much to our local music community! Host band New West will be joined by Phil Volan, Joleen Bell, The Flying W Wranglers, KJ Braithwaite, Dave Firestine, Cary Black, Lewis Mock, Wade Krauss and other musical friends of Charlie and Marianne. All proceeds after expenses will be used to defray performers’ travel costs and go toward some crazy ideas of Charlie's. This will be a special afternoon, and tickets are limited, so grab yours soon!


New West

New West is all about new Western music. Performing songs that pay tribute to the men and women of the American West, the band features award winning songwriter, Mike Fleming, renowned lead guitarist, Raul Reynoso, and the incredibly talented Dave Jackson on bass. The band is a showcase of Mike's beautiful songs, the trio's sweet harmony singing, Raul's world-class guitar work, and David's show-stopping numbers.

Reviewers are full of praise for the band. "Carefully honed, energetic performances", "The the top of the western heap", and "Pure all-around entertainment" are typical comments. Maybe the most colloquial sums up the band the best: "Cowboy music just don't get any better than this!"

Michael Fleming was raised at the foot of the Colorado Rockies. There he developed a profound love for the West and its people that has compelled him to create music celebrating its culture. He has been described by reviewers as "a creative and perceptive songwriter" whose work is "among the most innovative in Western Music." Mike writes most of the original material for NEW WEST and won the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) 1997 Will Rogers Award/Best Western Swing Song for his composition, Sometimes This Old Cowboy Gets the Blues, as well as the 1997 Western Music Association/Song of the Year and 1998 AWA Best Song with co-writer, Les Buffham, for Below the Kinney Rim.

Raul Reynoso's incredible instrumental and vocal talent has made him one of California's most sought after musicians and performers. Raul has played at the Grand Old Opry and recorded an LP with Larry McNeely titled "Power Play." He is a two time Western Regional flatpicking champion who has been nominated twice for best instrumentalist by the Western Music Association. For ten years he was the lead member of the "Thunder Mountain Boys" and "The Rhythm Brothers" at Disneyland. He is most noted for his expertise on acoustic guitar and mandolin with a mastery of styles ranging from bluegrass and western swing to 30's jazz in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt.

David Jackson, bass player extraordinaire, is much in demand as a studio musician and voice-over artist. He is known for his infectious enthusiasm and humor and has wowed audiences across the country with his prowess and versatility on bass, piano and accordion. In 1996 Dave was honored by the California Country Music Association as Best Instrumentalist. He has played and sung with luminaries such as Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton, Cher, Jackson Browne and Dwight Yoakum, to name a few. His true love is music and poetry about the West. He brings abundant experience and heart to this sweet singin' trio.