April 13 – THE CONCERT FOR UTOPIA, A Fundraiser For The Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch will be Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:30 pm at the Cailloux Theater, presented by KERV and REV-FM and your hosts Kinky Friedman and Big G. Featuring 9-time Grammy winners Asleep At the Wheel and the Original Honky Tonk Hero, Billy Joe Shaver, with appearances by Jesse Dayton (A Salute To George Jones) and Chet O’Keefe. All proceeds go to the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, Medina, TX.
Ray Benson leads Asleep at the Wheel, the Kings of Texas Swing. Country Standard Times says “the music they play is time-tested, built-to-last and ever-pleasing.” Asleep at the Wheel’s unique Western swing will have you jumping out of your seat and clapping your hands!
Country California says “…Billy Joe Shaver is some combination of Pentecostal showman and hard-country poet, a foot-stomping, gesticulating good ol’ boy who’ll devastate you with a knowing turn of phrase as surely as he’ll get you dancing in the aisles…”
Gordon Guild praises Jesse Dayton as “…a fresh face in the world of Americana and old-time honky-tonk” while the Spokane’s Spokesman-Review says of Chet O’Keefe, “When it comes to music, the Colville-based O’Keefe, 47, is as real as it gets.”
Donations to Utopia Animal Rescue may also be made at utopiarescue.com