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Silver Ball 2017: The British Invasion

Gabriel Events welcomes Toys for Tots of McLean County

Silver Ball 2017: The British Invasion

The Steepwater Band, Jack Dupp & The Empty Bottles

Sat, December 9, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$12 (Advance) / $15 (Day of Show)

with special guests:

The Steepwater Band performing The Rolling Stones

Jack Dupp and The Empty Bottles performing The Beatles

 

Proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots of McLean County / Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

Silver Ball 2017
Silver Ball 2017
Gabriel Events presents Toys for Tots Silver Ball 2017: British Invasion. Proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots of McLean County. Musical performances by The Steepwater Band performing The Rolling Stones & Jack Dupp and The Empty Bottles performing The Beatles.

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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.
The Steepwater Band
The Steepwater Band
The Steepwater Band’s latest album “LIVE & HUMBLE” was recorded in Chicago on 4/20/13 at the now defunct Ace Bar on West Fullerton Avenue. Jeff Massey (Vocal, Guitar), Tod Bowers (Bass), Joseph Winters (Drums) and Eric Saylors (Guitar, Backing Vocal) played over 200 shows together on the High & Humble Tour leading up to the night of this amazing show, and is the first TSB recording to feature this newly adorned 4-piece lineup.Critics and fans agree, LIVE & HUMBLE captures TSB’s kinetic energy, and their own brand of Rock n’ Roll improvisation. The record contains over 75 minutes of music, featuring tracks spanning from their previous studio LPs, “Revelation Sunday (2006)”, “Grace and Melody (2008)”, and “Clava (2011), along with a 16 minute version of John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom” that rips right into Zeppelin’s “How Many More Times” and back again, leaving the listener only wanting more. It is their humble devotion to music, and a commitment to achieving their goals without compromising the integrity of their musical vision that makes The Steepwater Band a rare find.

TSB recruited a Chicago music legend Timothy Powell, of Metro Mobile Recording, to record the show that fateful Spring evening. Timothy‘s impressive resume includes all the 93XRT Concert Broadcasts, including such greats as Gov’t Mule, Los Lobos, Ben Harper, Wilco, The Civil Wars, Robert Plant, and The Black Crowes. Those recordings then went to Producer/Engineer Colin Sipos, who has been at the helm for TSB releases dating back to 2010. Colin's mix is nothing short of amazing, as it sounds as if you are standing directly front-row-center: Guitars panned hard in each speaker, the Drums & Bass rattle you from the center, the vocals glide on top, while the crowd gathers around you.

Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Founding members Massey, Bowers and Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Then in early 2012, the long-time trio was joined by Saylors, from Indianapolis, IN, who brought an added depth to the TSB LIVE sound. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelia to Americana, from Jazz to 50’s Rock n’ Roll Music.

The Steepwater Band has maintained a grueling schedule throughout the last 16 years, averaging about 140 shows per year. They have toured and shared the stage with acts such as Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy, Wilco, Taj Mahal, Marc Ford, ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, North Mississippi All Stars, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Cheap Trick, Bad Company and Heart. In 2005, the band made its European debut, performing at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In the following years, the band has returned to the United Kingdom and Europe for multiple club and festival tours, increasing their loyal overseas fan-base.

"Live & Humble is the kind of concert album that makes you mad if you haven’t seen a band this bloody fantastic band yet, and chomping at the bit to see them again – soon, like this weekend or tomorrow soon." - Dennis Cook
Jack Dupp & The Empty Bottles
Jack Dupp & The Empty Bottles
Hailing from Normal, Illinois, Jack Dupp and The Empty Bottles is a band that rumbles like a freight train, screams like a pterodactyl, and kicks like a mule. Bringing you tunes from Petty, Pink Floyd, Neil Young and many others.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/