Sandpoint, ID – National chart newcomer and local favorite 18 Shades, will be joining Seattle-based Fridrich and Vance Bergeson for a “Musical Road Trip” through “acoustic rock” on Saturday, September 18th at 7PM at the Panida Theater. Local guitar-maker Bergeson is opening the concert with an earthy set of acoustic folk.  Shifting gears, Fridrich brings their blend of Afro-Cuban rock and harmonica blues to the stage.  18 Shades finishes with a foray into their polished rock blending taut melodies with 4-part harmonies.Opening the show, Vance Bergeson will perform a set reminiscent of 1970’s folk rockers in a style similar to the raw, beautiful guitars that he builds.
Recently erupting out of the volcanic Seattle scene, Fridrich (recently dubbed “Seattle’s new supergroup”) follows Vance with a sizzling set culled from city streets around the world, incorporating Afro-Cuban, blues, rumba, and jazz influences.  The band members boast combined musical careers of over 200 years and have played with greats such as the Jackson 5, Garth Hudson (The Band) and Gloria Estefan.Headlining the concert, northern Idaho band 18 Shades is on the fast track to superstardom, recently wrapping an album with the team behind Korn and Katy Perry.  Front-man, Jesse Bennett’s intense and melodic vocals top off the band’s larger than life style. Cory Howard’s hard hitting guitars and infectious bluesy solos blend perfectly with the thunderous boom that is the rhythm section provided by Jason Stoddard on bass and KC Carter on drums.
NW-based Dave’s Killer Bread will be giving away a free loaf of their bread for every ticket sold, from 12PM – 2:30PM in Sandpoint (details at website).
All-ages show.  Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  You can purchase tickets on-line at http://www.savorthesound.com/sandpoint or at the following ticket outlets: 7B Board Shop, Mick Duff’s (Sandpoint) and Calypso’s Coffee (Coeur d’Alene).
For additional information contact: Nate Wright, nate@savorthesound.com

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