Free Range Concerts Presents
An Evening With
Saturday, December 10, 2016
7 pm - 11 pm
It’s time for some holiday blues, Free Rangers! We’re thrilled to welcome Gene Deer for his first-ever Free Range Concert. Most of you will know Gene as one of Indiana’s finest blues artists known for his guitar, vocals and songwriting that made him a staple on the blues circuit and a fixture at Indy’s venerable Slippery Noodle Inn. Joining Gene will be Henry Connelly on bass and John Grey on percussion.
Here’s some scoop on Gene: “Born and raised in the Midwest, Deer’s style and music pulls on his old soul flavor of iconic blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, as well as classic rock legends. His rock 'n roll spirit and passion deliver high-level energy from the stage in every performance. Gene has opened for the Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special, Robin Trower, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Emmylou Harris, Ray Charles, Three Dog Night, Eddie Shaw, Georgia Satellites, Foghat, John Kay & Steppenwolf, and Johnny Rivers to name a few."
"Gene Deer is laden with a mind-blowing guitar skill that propels the music into a different level, solely on its strength alone." - Jeff Napier, NUVO Magazine
“Deer’s voice, guitar, stage presence—he has it all and plays music very pleasing to the ear. The energy that pours off the stage at Gene’s shows has made the hair stand up on my arms it's so electrifying.” – Penny Lane, Giant 96FM, WSVX
Gene has a fantastic new acoustic blues-driven CD, “Tripping Delta,” that we just love. This is one you’ll want in your collection, and it’s as homegrown as it gets. This is going to be an outstanding evening with Gene, Henry and John, and we hope you’ll join us.
Food and conversation start at 7 pm. Live music happens at 8 pm. Pitch-in and BYOB. RSVP requested. Reservations required.