|Love Canon at The Historic Masonic Theatre on March 17|
Clifton Forge, VA (March 10, 2018) - Get your St. Paddy‚Äôs Day groove on at The Historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 pm. Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It's a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There's no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool's errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony.‚Ä®‚Ä®Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia‚Äôs LOVE CANON currently resides in full bloom. The musicians, led by guitarist Jesse Harper, are six seasoned virtuoso string players fused together by wood and wire to become LOVE CANON.‚Ä®‚Ä®With a passenger van and a trucker‚Äôs atlas, LOVE CANON has been touring the mid-Atlantic since 2010 bringing their own raucous blend of bluegrass to the masses. The band‚Äôs diehard fans are music lovers first and foremost, drawn to the beautiful high-lonesome stylings of Harper‚Äôs guitar and vocals paired with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin picking‚Äô by Andy Thacker with Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass. The band is augmented with the sweet sounds of resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6.‚Ä®‚Ä®LOVE CANON has previously shared the stage and studio with David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby and as a band has toured with Josh Ritter and The Infamous Stringdusters. They have played festivals around the country; including LOCK'N and GOTV, have played live on the BBC and RTE radio and are currently recording their fourth studio album, LOVE CANON & FRIENDS, with special guest Keller Williams and many more.‚Ä®LOVE CANON‚ÄôS third album LOVE CANON GREATEST HITS III includes the hits DANGER ZONE, DOWN UNDER, and TOUCH OF GREY.
‚ÄúLove Canon romps on throwaway classics such as ZZ Top‚Äôs ‚ÄėLegs‚Äô and ‚ÄėShe Blinded Me With Science‚Äô. On their excellent version of ‚ÄėThe Boys of Summer‚Äô, the folk instrumentation adds a traditional context to the time-capsule lyrics. After blazing through other up-tempo material, they shift to a slow burn on the closing ‚ÄėGirls Just Want to Have Fun‚Äô. It‚Äôs an unlikely choice for an all-male band, but they strip the song down to its bittersweet, feminist heart‚ÄĚ. ‚ÄĒ Peter McElhinney, Style Weekly
Tickets for LOVE CANON may be purchased online at www.historicmasonictheatre.com , at the Theatre Box Office by calling 540 862 5655 and prior to the performance. Ticket Booth opens one hour prior to the show.
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium‚Ä®