Take it to the Limit with the Winston-Salem Symphony!

Plugged-in Pops Series to Feature the Music of the Eagles on April 20

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 18, 2013) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is presenting “Take it to the Limit: The Music of the Eagles,” as part of its Plugged-in Pops Series. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Tickets range from $15– $62 and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online.

Chart-smashing hits by the legendary group the Eagles include Take it Easy, The Long Run, Boys of Summer, Desperado, Hotel California, Heartache Tonight and Life in the Fast Lane, to name just a few. Under the baton of Robert Moody, Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony, these and additional hit after hit will be performed by the Symphony and the Jeans ’n Classics tribute band.

Jeans ’n Classics is comprised of Michael Shotton, lead vocals; Dave Dunlop, guitar; Duncan Grant, keyboards; Mitchell Tyler, bass; Steve Heathcote, drums and Kathryn Rose and David Blamires, backup vocals.

Michael Shotton plays, sings, writes, engineers and produces. Born in Newcastle, England, he has accumulated years of experience playing drums and singing in countless original, top-40 and specialty tribute acts. In 1991, after replacing Brad Delp on Boston’s fifth album, Walk On, he turned down the lead vocal position to sign to EMI records worldwide with his own original hard rock band, Von Groove. Recently, he has been playing drums with the well-known Canadian band The Spoons, as well as performing as a solo vocalist on many symphony dates all across North America—all the while providing the voice behind many radio and television commercials. He developed his own TV show for preschoolers, called Mike’s Garage.

Dave Dunlop has been a professional guitarist/songwriter/singer/educator for the past 25 years. Currently, he balances his studio work while touring as a member of the award-winning “Strung-Out Trouadours,” the “Rik Emmett Band,” the “Alan Frew Trio,” and “Jeans ’n Classics.” Mitchell Tyler plays electric and upright bass, conducts and is a music educator. He has been involved in everything from theater, concert and symphony work to session, club and corporate engagements.

Duncan Grant’s professional music career has landed him in various corners of the globe. He has toured with many productions of Broadway musicals. Current projects include writing and producing for the jazz/funk band “Floating Point.”

Steve Heathcote was voted “Drummer of the Year” at the 2009 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. In addition to being in demand for his creative versatility in a studio environment, he is often called upon to work in theatre productions.

Kathryn Rose is a singer songwriter and her latest release is Something I Can Use (2010). She has sung on well-over 60 albums of other artists.

David Blamires has sung on thousands of jingles, album recordings, and soundtracks. He performs regularly around the Chicago area.

This concert and the Winston-Salem Symphony are sponsored by Season Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo; Plugged-in Pops Co-Presenting Sponsors BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina and Forsyth Medical Center, as well as the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.