By Andy Siegel
I’m a huge live music fan, especially of jam bands. I have attended over 500 concerts in my life. For me one of the most special things that can’t be bought but only be created organically is feeling the energy of a great band when their music connects with the audience.
This is why I’m helping to spread the word about Daring Greatly playing for free at the Regent River City Pub April 6 and 7.
I always check the Revelstoke Mountaineer Events page to see what bands are playing in town. Last November right before the beginning of ski season went to check out Daring Greatly who played a dead Thursday night at the Regent.
This was unfortunate because in my opinion this was one of the best bands I’ve ever heard play in Revelstoke during my 10 winters living here. Their ‘hippie rock’ music might not be for everyone, but with no cover charge and right downtown I highly recommend going to hear a few songs. If it’s not your style then it won’t cost a penny. Or you might be surprised like I was to hear a Dad, his two sons and their two friends play some great cover tunes (plus my favorite was their original tunes) with some of the best harmonies and jams I’ve heard downtown since the Toques from Rossland played the Regent many years ago.
One reason I also really like these guys is they all grew up playing hockey and still skate together, as quoted on their website:
The real chemistry in this band comes from their competitive attitude from the sport of Hockey. The four young guys played hockey against each other almost their entire life. Dail coached his sons Liam and Patrick for many years growing up. This competitive mindset has allowed everyone in the band to continuously grow and raise the bar for the next person. You’ll almost notice this ‘tension’ as soon as they walk on stage.
Come down and support good live music in Revelstoke. If we do, then bands like Daring Greatly will return when planning their shows.
They have been down in California recently on their One Town At A Time Tour promoting their second full-length album, “Works of Art” plus headlined legendary venues across Canada and United States such as The Belly Up in Solana Beach, California; Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California; Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada and The National Music Centre in Calgary, AB.
They also were chosen in a contest of over 4,000 band entries by Bon Jovi to open a concert for him at the Vegas Golden Nights’ T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, an played T-Mobile Arena in Vegas opening for the Doobie Brothers, and toured with former Steve Miller Band member Greg Douglass in 2017.
Check out their music here:
Listen on Apple Music / iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/
Physical copies available at CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/