Roots to Rock Concert
Sunday, May 7, 4-6 pm
Featuring Old-time Bluegrass by Blithedale Canyon & Rock-n-roll with the inimitable Rock the Ages Chorus!
“Rock the Ages,” a dynamic chorus of seniors from The Redwoods will belt out a sizzling session of rock ‘n’ roll on Sunday, May 7, 4-6 pm, at the Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive St, in Mill Valley.
Ranging in age from 80 to 100, these residents of The Redwoods retirement community have been rocking out at Bay Area venues since 2009. Under the direction of local musician Barry Blum, Rock the Ages has performed sold-out gigs at Sweetwater Music Hall and drew a huge crowd at CCMV last year. Their repertoire spans five decades of rock ‘n’ roll and includes songs by James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Ramones, Eurythmics, Pussy Cat Dolls, Coldplay and others.
Kicking off this Roots to Rock event will be Blithedale Canyon, a band of pickers, strummers and singers that includes Larry Carlin, Claudia Hampe, Gary Kaye and Gary Bauman. These well-known Marin musicians will highlight the bluegrass “roots” music of their vast repertoire and get the show rolling.
Don’t miss this chance to be inspired, invigorated and thoroughly entertained!
Refreshments for sale include coffee, tea, soft drinks, and assorted cookies.
Tickets are $25, $10 for kids under 12. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2921462