Down the Country Line 2
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Embassy Theatre’s Down the Country Lin
e, presented by Sweetwater and Sweetwater Studios, will spotlight five hot local bands performing the country songs that inspired them on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m.
Down the Country Line is the country twist show featured in the Down the Line series which also includes a hard rock and classic rock version. The event offers a great night of country music, a great opportunity for local country acts to play the historic stage and a fundraising opportunity for the Embassy Theatre.
Experience Johnny Cash by Dag and the Bulleit Boys. Swing with Brad Paisley by BackWater. Encounter Little Big Town from Breaking Tradition. Celebrate Blake Shelton by The Joel Young Band and end the night with Hubie Ashcraft and The Drive as they sing all your favorite country duets in celebration of Down the Country Line's second year.
Sweetwater and Sweetwater Studios’ sponsorship will add dimension to the Embassy experience with a pre-show Sweetwater instrument showcase, in addition to a pre-show cash bar in the Indiana Hotel Lobby from 6-7 p.m. Folks from the Sweetwater Academy, retail store and Sweetwater Studios will be on hand throughout the evening to share their love of music and raffle lots of music goodies. Giveaways include: lessons at the Sweetwater Academy and gear such as a Fender acoustic guitar, Squier® Affinity Strat® Pak SSS with Frontman 10G Amp and Casio CTK-6000 keyboard.
“Down the Line has become a fabulous and extremely popular showcase for local musical talent,” said Christopher Guerin, Sweetwater director of program development. “Sweetwater and Sweetwater Studios are delighted to come aboard as the title sponsor for the Down the Country Line concert in May. Sweetwater and the Embassy Theatre have had a long and fruitful partnership, and our involvement in this event will take that partnership to a new level.” The Down the Country Line 2 lineup: Dag and the Bulleit Boys
will pay homage to Johnny Cash—the man, the music and the legend. Considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century and a country music icon, Johnny Cash’s crossover appeal won him induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Drawing from traditional honky tonk and swing, Dag and the Bulleit Boys strive to keep a sound alive that harkens back to the golden age of traditional country music. They’ll do just that by covering Johnny Cash.
is a high-energy performance group dedicated to country tunes. They’ll take the stage to cover the chart-topping hits of country music king Brad Paisley. With experience opening for Nashville heavy hitters Kentucky Headhunters, Justin Moore, Little Texas and Jo Dee Messina, BackWater is the perfect match to play Brad Paisley’s greatest hits.
The fresh-faced country band Breaking Tradition
will pay tribute to hard-working country band Little Big Town. With hit songs including; Tornado, Little White Church and Pontoon, Little Big Town channels the inner thoughts of country music fans with their lyrics and supreme vocals. Breaking Tradition’s members will bring the energy of Little Big Town to life.
The Joel Young Band
will pay respect to a country music prince and reigning country chair of The Voice with cover music from Blake Shelton. The Joel Young Band contains seasoned countrified rockers ready to make the Red River Blue, tell the story of Ol’ Red and ask the question, Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?
Hubie Ashcraft and The Drive
will end the evening by combining the vocals of veteran Down the Line musicians Stacie Stork and Hubie Ashcraft. This band is ready to deliver a powerful set of country music duets in honor of Down the Country Line’s second year at the Embassy Theatre. The high-energy set will bring the audience to its feet and back down to their seats with the harmony of local country music’s best male-female vocals performing country’s favorite duets and ballads.
TICKETS: $10 in advance and $12 the week of the show.
Tickets are available at the Embassy Theatre box office, all other Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com
This is an all-ages show. Embassy Theatre
125 West Jefferson
*Photos Courtesy of 4Ever Photography and Design and Joel Faurote