Hello to all of my friends! The confirmed date for my show in Kansas is Friday May 19, 2017.
The show, BACK TO MY ROOTS, will be at the Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia, Kansas. I will be performing with the well known COUNTRY and BLUES group, Southern Cross Band. There will be an opening act playing BLUEGRASS music. The Swedish Singers from Scandia will be performing FOLK music.
This will be a reunion for the ten of us that performed together in our high school days. I will close the show with a mix of tunes that will have your toes tapping, and some that will pull at your heartstrings. It will be a night of pure entertainment and definitely a night to remember! SAVE THE DATE! I will be sending “reminders” periodically between now and then. Please SHARE! Thank you so much! Cindy Erickson Baize
Tickets are now available on-line for the show “Back to my Roots” follow this link at www.browngrand.org
Country Music actually came from IRELAND! Something that has consistently wondered me is the reality that while country music is one of the most popular genres of music in the United States, outside of the country it is not as popular. In truth, if you head on over to the United Kingdom you will find that it is an incredible niche genre. Why is this bothering me? Well, it is because country music history can be traced back to the Irish, who naturally are near to the United Kingdom (just a couple of miles over the water in truth, with half of Ireland, thought about part of the United Kingdom). On this page, I wish to take a little appearance at its roots. This is before any music recordings or the like. This was when music was a form of entertainment and not simply a way to pay the rent.
Country music has been going strong for over three century in the Southern part of North America. It was not up until the 1920s that it began to gain traction, though. So, where did it all start? It began with a group of Irish immigrants who chose to settle in the Appalachian Mountains. Certainly, North America is an extremely far away from Ireland. The boat journey was horrendous, to begin with, and naturally, space was restricted. Those that went to America could only take their most treasured ownerships with them. Everything else was left in the house. Lots of Irish treasured their instruments, and it was those that they handled this boat journey.
Irish Fiddle as an important tool
The Irish preferred to use the fiddle, the noises which are heard in country music to this very day. The reason that they enjoyed the fiddle so much was since it had such a vibrant range. One 2nd you could be playing the many positive kinds of music possible, and the next 2nd you might be producing something that was almost mournful. In its history, it was not just the Irish fiddle that played a roll, though. The banjo acted (from West Africa), the Mandolin (Italy) and even the Dulcimer (Germany). You got a right mix of instruments.
Little hint of African Music
It was born out of a clash of cultures. Many individuals do not recognize this. However, it has a variety of its roots in African music. It was born out of the white and black artists in the southern areas of the country beginning to play together. In truth, country music history shows us that at that time Country Music had the tendency to be a great deal more ‘African’ hit than European influenced. The design has fit together too much nowadays to inform, though. It just grew from here. As the music style began to spread around the area increasingly more, individuals started to present new aspects into it. This is an always progressing form of music. What we considered as a country all those years ago is absolutely nothing near what is considered country music today. That is why it is so amazing. We never understand where the music is going to take us next.
In this video you will see BBC’s detailed history of Country Music in America, it’s evolution and artists.
Amazing how Music is eternal long even after the singers have passed away. Generations of music are different each decade and are associated with the hip thing on that particular generation. There was a myth that SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK N ROLL are not successful without one another, which lead humanity to believe that one needs drugs to be a ROCKSTAR which is total trash. The popularity of Rockstars was influenced by great Rockstars before them. Ironically most of the biggest Rockstars died, and those who followed them didn’t learn.
Paul McCartney of the Beatles is one of the first example of the effects of drugs on music; it was loud and clear when in 1967 he openly announce he used LSD. Lysergic acid diethylamide also known as Acid is one of the Artist’s choices of poison for its psychedelic effects. LSD was altered his awareness of surroundings, perceptions, feelings and sometimes illusions. Though it is not addictive, however, it delivers psychiatric reaction such as anxiety, paranoia, and delusions.
On the following year, another gift to the world of Music succumb to the use of LSD. There were rumors that during the time when Pink Floyd was one of the most popular bands in the underground, the frontman Syd Barrett strumming only a single chord, or not playing at all during shows due to his excessive LSD use. Barrett was left behind, but after a few albums of honing their writing and sound, they would revisit Barrett as the subject of legendary songs like “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and “Wish You Were Here.”
In mid-1970’s somehow music industry was of extreme darkness and destructive in lots of ways. Though those times where the hardest because they are the victim of their overindulgence, it was the liberation of talents, creativity, and love. Jimi Hendrix died choking on his vomit; Jim Morrison was found dead in the bathtub.
1975s continues to have stories of excessive partying, promiscuous sex, and use of cocaine. Cocaine or coke is a recreational drug which is commonly snort. It gives the user extreme happiness or euphoria because of its high blood pressure effect. Queen was the most famous band that time with their hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Freddy Mercury, the frontman died because of Bronchopneumonia due to AIDS.
Music genres evolved thanks to Bob Marley’s reggae sending good vibes to the world with of course his choice of poison – Marijuana.
In the 1990’s where the Grunge music genre was born, the most deadly drug was also taken. The Heroin; a pain killer with euphoric effects, incredibly addictive, administered using injection or sometimes could be a powder base. It is four times stronger than morphine and is use to treat fatal pain. Nirvana dominated the entire Music Industry with one song from America that transformed the whole world into grunge and erased the mainstream music alongside Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Silverchair. Almost most of them suffered from Heroin addiction, some won the battle and some of them did not.
Who would not miss the Frontwoman Rock and Roll Band of the 90’s? Hole and its legendary song –Celebrity Skin. She got the voice, the attitude and Nirvana’s frontman Kurt Cobain whom she bore a child with. The Cranberries, Garbage, No Doubt, 4 NonBlondes, and Veruca Salt. This was inspired thousands of WOMAN to pursue their career as a Musician or Artists.
You are at the website featuring singer KC Baize. Welcome I’m pleased to announce that I will be performing at the beautiful new Monroe’s Bar and Grill in Fountain Hills. KC will be singing there on a weekly basis. You don’t want to miss this place. Great views of the fountain, excellent food and live entertainment! Stay tuned for dates and times! Visit our Facebook Page for the latest!!
Monroe’s Bar and Grill Located at 13014 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
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