Featuring Baillie & The Boys and HERRICK
Online PR News – 13-December-2011 – – Nashville, TN - Presenting "A Christmas In Harmony" Live at The Rutledge in Nashville, TN. December 18th at 7:00PM.
Tickets on sale now for this Holiday Tradition. An evening with some of your Christmas Favorites performed by two of Nashville's best vocal bands,
Baillie and the Boys and Herrick.
With emcee Comedian, Chris Herb.
& Opening Act, Kaleb Hensley.
A donation will be taken to benefit Operation Troop Aid.
With special surprise performances throughout the night.
Tickets only $5.00.
Purchase at the door available
The Rutledge: 410 4th Ave. S. Nashville, TN. 37201
Baillie and the Boys
Emerging as one of the best known bands of the late 80's and early 90's, "Baillie And The Boys" was an integral part of forever shaping the direction of Country Music.
The release of their first RCA single which by blending an east coast pop sound while keeping the traditional Nashville songwriting and sometimes personal lyrics the group became known for garnered them instant Top Ten success on the Country Charts. The 3 part vocal harmonies that distinguished the groups sound was used by many of the biggest names in country music including Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Lynn Anderson, Marie Osmond, Dan Seals, Mo Bandy and others and at one time you could have heard the backing vocals of Baillie And The Boys on 5 of BillBoards 10 Ten Country Singles all in the same week!
Fronted by the powerful lead vocals of Kathie Baillie and creative harmonies of Michael Bonagura and Alan LeBoeuf the group had a unique sound that leaves an indelible mark on the Country Music scene paving the way for others to follow.
Baillie And The Boys signed with RCA records in 1986 and released it's self-titled debut in 1987 which spawned a total of 3 hit singles; "Oh Heart", "He's Letting Go" and "Wilder Days". With the release of the groups 2nd CD, "Turn The Tide" the 1st single released from that project quickly shot up the charts to the # 3 position and was one of the longest running country singles plating on the charts for a record breaking 37 weeks becoming of the most performed songs of 1988.The next 3 singles off of that CD; "She Deserves You", "Turn The Tide" and "(I Wish I Had A) Heart Of Stone" were some of the biggest country singles of 1988 and 1989.
In 1990 the group minus LeBoeuf released what was to become one of their biggest hits; the remake of Hank Snow's classic, "A Fool Such As I"
followed by "Treat Me Like A Stranger" and "Perfect" completing a perfect string of 10 consecutive Top Ten Hits while on the RCA label.
Once in a lifetime an artist or band comes along that is so unique, so fresh and so original sounding that it starts a whole new trend for rest of the music industry to follow, Herrick is one such band. With intricate harmonies and a distinctive sound that combines the best of country, rock and blues, Herrick shatters the current country music mold and creates a new path for it to follow. A true One-Of-A-Kind Band, HERRICK.
Full of heartfelt lyrics, their music is dynamic and appealing, yet it is unconstrained by "formulas" for hit songs. It's real, it's earthy and it doesn't pull any punches when it hits you right in the gut.
The band is serious about its ability to perform live. "Everyone in our band is able to burn his instrument down to the ground," notes Kerry, matter-of-factly. "We are blessed with the people we play with. They are just top notch." "We are serious about giving all our energy to our fans."
Herrick is comprised of, Donna (Mandolin/Lead vocals), and Kerry Herrick (Bass/ Vocals), with Zach Ballard on Drums/ Percussion and Jeff Rogers on Lead Guitar/ Lap Steel/Acoustic. The band is brimming with showmanship and attitude with tight/strong vocals & harmonies. Herrick's live High energy performance translates seamlessly to their new album, "New Dance".
NEW DANCE, Herrick's new album is one that opens the door to the soul of Herrick and let you take a peek of what's going on inside.
"These songs are truly HERRICK!", Says Donna. "We were so tired of hearing, "You guys are incredible Live". "You are so much better live than on the CD!" "Don't get me wrong, it is a great compliment to our live performance. But this time around you will hear Herrick as Songwriters, Vocalists, Musicians and Co-Producers."
Collaborating with producer Michael Bonagura( of Baillie and the Boys), Herrick has truly pushed themselves to new heights both as Song writers and as performers on their new Album,"New Dance". "This is our first full length album. This is the first time it's really been Herrick...the first time we have not been held back musically. We found each other and ourselves," says Donna. Bassist Kerry Herrick adds, "Donna's voice is astonishing. So many artists these days let their voices be discombobulated by computers. Donna doesn't do that. She doesn't need to. She can walk into a room and kick your butt."
"We never stop writing, " Says Donna, " But when we finalize a song, we always sit together In a room and work the song from top to bottom. Every song is truly HERRICK. Through & through. We tap into our emotions and let it ride..."Donna adds, "We don't write to a template or try and calculate how a tune might sell in some market. It just comes out of us naturally as we pull a song together. It's very organic.""Of course it's great when someone comes up and tells you how much one of your songs touched them," comments Donna. "But we write music for us first. It's the only way we know how to make music. And we've found that what we are feeling or going through at the time is often what's happening in everyone's life."
The songs written by Donna and Kerry run the gamut of emotions, alternating at times between seething rage and a bruised vulnerability. With Donna's powerful vocals, pummeling riffs, and swaggering attitude, It sounds a bit like what might have happenedhad Led Zeppelin been fronted by "a chick."
Brought to you by The Rutledge and BreakAway Entertainment.
More on HERRICK at www.HerrickLive.com
More about Baillie and The Boys at www.myspace.com/kathiebaillie
More on Kaleb Hensley http://www.reverbnation.com/kalebhensley
More on Operation Troop Aid http://www.operationtroopaid.org