John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Sun, February 17, 2013 at 7:00pm
$36.50 to $46.50
John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert is the live touring experience honoring Denver’s memory and music. The live concert will feature members of his original touring band, including Jim Horn, Chris Nole and Alan Deremo, and an accompanying string section along with projected videos of Denver performing. This tribute to the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1997 will also include rare archived videos from the John Denver Estate, allowing audiences to experience his musical legacy in concert for the first time in fifteen years. Read more about the live band here.
John Denver released 23 studio albums and is the 53rd highest selling artist worldwide, with over 33 million records sold and seven Billboard Top Ten Albums in the U.S. Also the Poet Laureate of Colorado, he was an accomplished songwriter best known for "Leaving, on a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Annie’s Song" and "Rocky Mountain High," which is the co-state song of Colorado. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, he was also instrumental in championing environmental and humanitarian causes including Save the Children and Friends of the Earth and was awarded the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Award in 1990. He appeared in the 1977 comedy hit, "Oh, God!,"co-starring George Burns and published his autobiography, "Take Me Home," in 1994. His catalogue continues to sell and influence popular culture.
The estate has also recently announced that ATO Records will celebrate John Denver’s life and music with “The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver,” slated for an early 2013 release. The album features covers of Denver’s most popular songs by an eclectic group of artists such as Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more to be announced.