Mike Love w/ Desert Rhythm Project

The Animas City Theatre & Cervantes' Present

Mike Love w/ Desert Rhythm Project

Wed · April 26, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Animas City Theatre - Music

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

This event is 18 and over

Mike Love
Mike Love
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn't mean that the revolution isn't still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.

Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music's rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.

Which is no mean feat. On his debut album, The Change I'm Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences – he started out playing classical piano as a teenager and later would perform in high school bands that were more akin to the grunge sounds of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. Mike is currently wrapping up his second album titled Love Will Find A Way.

But it's his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. "It's always been about the depth," Mike Love explains, "I've never been into music that was shallow. I'm still learning. I'm still learning about where I'm going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool to me too. I just make myself open to it. All the messages that come through the music, it's not just coming through me and my wisdom, because I don't think I'm that wise of a person. I don't think I'm some wise elder or anything like that. I just make myself open to the music and it just comes through. To me it's just as much of a teaching for me as it is for anyone who is listening to it and is open to it."

His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On "Permanent Holiday" he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them.

Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Stephen Marley, Don Carlos, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.

Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.
Desert Rhythm Project
Desert Rhythm Project
Desert Rhythm Project Is A Neo-Roots, Reggae, Funk, Soul Band From California's Mojave Desert. Fronted By Desert Natives Michael Reyes And Bryanna Evaro Who Have Created Their Own Unique Style Comprised Of Soulful Harmonies, Effortless Melodic Guitar Techniques, And Smooth Elemental Bass Rhythms. Michael Reyes' Dynamic Presence On Lead Vocal And Guitar Is Reminiscent Of The Soulful And Energetic James Brown Combined With The Appreciative Ethereal Consciousness Of Reggae Legend Bob Marley. Bryanna Evaro's Timeless Velvety Folk-Roots Presence On Bass Guitar And Vocals Lends Herself As The Crowning Essential Counterpart Of This Celebrated Divine Duo. Backed By The Energetic And Talented Drummer Tyler Saraca And David Macias On Lead Guitar This High Energy Reggae, Funk Band Is An Force To Be Reckoned With.






DRP Has Had The Pleasure Of Playing Reputable Music Festivals Such As The Joshua Tree Music Festival 2013-2016, Dabolition Derby, Mt. Baldy's Elevated Summer Solstice 2014, 2015. 1st Annual Mammoth Root Jam. Along With Opening The Stage For National Touring Acts Such As "EN Young", "Fortunate Youth", "The Expanders”,”Mike Love”, “The Expendables”, “Iyaterra”, “Tribal Theory”, "Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad". Reyes And Evaro Had The Honor Of Receiving The Prestigious Coachella Valley Music Award For "Best Duo” And “Best Reggae Band" In 2014, 2015 And 2016. Keep An Eye Out For This Gracefully Crafted Magnetic Band That Is Desert Rhythm Project.
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Music
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
http://www.animascitytheatre.com/