The Washington Center Brings the Ultimate Music Fusion to Olympia: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Fusion and mixed media are all the rage these days, but bluegrass, jazz, and The Beatles?! Why not? On May 18, four brilliant musicians will take audiences back to the ’60s with their acoustic versions of the Fab Four’s iconic music, but with a twist.

Sgt Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band infuse your favorite Beatles’ songs with the acoustic sounds of the fiddle, banjo, violin, and mandolin. Photo courtesy: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Maybe you’ve heard a band cover The Beatles before, they are, after all, one of the most covered bands in history. But I guarantee you haven’t heard it like this. Songs like “Back in the U.S.S.R,” “Come Together,” and “Blackbird” infused with the soothing sounds of the fiddle, banjo, violin, and mandolin will fill The Washington Center for the Performing Arts as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band takes the stage.

“This isn’t your same old Beatles band,” says Dave Walser, lead singer and founder of the innovative group. Think British Invasion meets the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota. Fifty years after the release of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album, this unique band is taking the groundbreaking sounds of The Beatles and wowing audiences all over the country with a whole new sound that’s all their own.

With each member adding something different to the mix, Sgt. Pepper’s Bluegrass Lonely Band is Dave Walser on guitar and lead vocals, Reggie Rueffer on the fiddle and violin, Gerald Jones, the multi-instrumental genius, on banjo and mandolin, and is rounded out by Bach Norwood on the double bass and vocals. “It’s all about the music and the audience – there’s an instant bond when you play Beatles’ songs,” says Dave. And he can’t think of a better way to make a living.

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band members Dave Walser, Reggie Rueffer, Gerald Jones, and Bach Norwood have entertained audiences with classical, bluegrass, and jazz infused music for decades. Photo courtesy: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

So, if you are looking for a little something different, something fresh with a little funk, then you won’t want to miss this fast-picking quartet. With decades of combined touring experience and so much refined talent, they will definitely have you singing along to your favorite hits and leave you wanting more.

You can catch Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band on May 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Great seats start at just $25 and can be purchased through The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website, by calling the box office at 360-753-8586 or in person at 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

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