News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Concerts

September 30, 2011

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy bringing big band swing, style to Rose

TERRE HAUTE — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall Theater will be transformed into one of America’s great concert halls when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings the big band sounds of Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and Count Basie to town for a spectacular show that kicks off the college’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets are $23-$27 for adults and $20 for students. There are discounts for purchasing tickets for multiple Performing Arts Series shows. Seating is reserved. Purchase or reserve tickets through the Hatfield Hall ticket office by calling (812) 877-8544 or visiting from 1-5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy carries on the tradition of the legendary big bands and orchestras, and is committed to the swing era lifestyle, with classic suit and fedora styling and gentlemanly demeanor. The group has become one of the most popular touring bands on the road today, performing more than 100 concerts each year. Since its arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, BBVD’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the ’90s swing revival. The nine-man group forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes, and, 16 years later, BBVD is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play. BBVD’s originals thrust the group into its first phase of stardom, when “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 independent film landmark “Swingers.” The group, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, sold more than 2 million copies of the albums Americana Deluxe and This Beautiful Life, while the band’s music has appeared in more than 60 movies and television shows. With its 2003 New Orleans-inspired album Save My Soul, BBVD began playing in theaters and performing arts centers, like Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall. The band’s career milestones have included appearances in the Super Bowl halftime show, writing theme music for ESPN and network television, and performing for three American presidents. And now, BBVD’s songs have passed into the classic American songbook, playing alongside pop standard songs in film and television, and even on reality competitions like “Dancing With the Stars.” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s eighth studio album, “How Big Can You Get?,” captures the essence of an American icon, Calloway, in a rowdy celebration of musicianship, mischief, genius, street smarts and fun. It’s also brings a high-voltage jolt of winning, feel-good energy to a country slogging through tough times that may be getting tougher … exactly the way that Calloway’s music did in the Depression-era America of his own youth. “Making the album was one of our biggest musical moments,” stated lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Scotty Morris in a news release for the album’s release. He co-founded the group with drummer Kurt Sodergren in southern California. “I couldn’t be more proud that this is the album we’ve made at this moment.” Learn more about BBVD and listen to their music at www.bbvd.com/ theatre_home.html.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Concerts
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Raw: Man Fatally Shot During Police Standoff New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Raw: Royal Couple Tours Uluru in Australia SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: MN Lakes Still Frozen Before Fishing Opener
NDN Video
Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity