Highlands Center Presents Acoustic Blues in the Round

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Event Category: EventsEvent Tags: Acoustic Blues, Acoustic music, Arizona Blues Icon, Blues, Hans Olson, Highlands Center for Natural History, and Mike Eldred

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    On Friday, September 24th the Highlands Center presents Acoustic Blues in the Round with Arizona Blues Icon, Hans Olson, guitarist and luthier Mike Eldred, and 2x Blues Showdown winner Eric Ramsey, for a “concert in the round,” with each artist sharing the stage. The Center’s beautiful outdoor Amphitheater hosts 2 shows at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30 and are available at https://hcbluesintheround9-24.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited.

    “Olson managed a delicate blend of the grim boogie blues of John Lee Hooker, the wistful introspection of Bob Seger, and the raw urgency of early Bob Dylan…” Joel Selvin-San Francisco CHRONICLE

    AZ Blues Hall of Fame legend, Hans Olson, founder of AZ Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, is a veteran performing musician with over 50 years in the music business. He is known as one of the best “harp-in-a-rack” players in the world. He has recorded over 100 of his songs on his 17 record releases.

    A native of Arizona, Mike Eldred is an American guitarist and luthier. Eldred originally came to national attention while backing Lee Rocker in the mid-1990s. He has put out four albums as leader of the Mike Eldred Trio.


    Eric Ramsey is the two-time champion of the Phoenix Blues Society’s Blues Showdown. He has filmed for PBS distribution the prestigious Songwriter’s Showcase produced by Tempe Center for the Arts, and he’s a favorite on the Folk and Blues Festival

    The Highlands Center offers a wide array of programs and includes an inviting venue for community events. Visit www.highlandscenter.org for more information.

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