Environmental & Political Folk/Acoustic Tour de Force w/ Dana Lyons, Lars Din and Dale Crider

Published Jimmy - Tue, 02/16/2010 - 4:49pm

The Civic Media Center presents environmentalist, singer/songwriter, and agitator Dana Lyons live in concert, Saturday, February 27th, doors at 8pm.

Gainesville's homegrown radical troubadour Lars Din will get things started with a set of his gorgeous and powerful songs of love, heartbreak, joy and feisty revolutionary spirit.

Dale Crider, Florida’s Environmental Troubadour, biologist and songwriter whose lyrics inspire many to care for Florida’s ecosystems and wildlife, will open up for Dana and get our hearts and minds set on the “clean and green” path that he travels, Florida-style, parallel to Dana’s wild Western trail.

International singer/songwriter Dana Lyons is best known for his dynamic performances and outrageous hit songs “Cows With Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn.” Bringing together a mix of comedy, ballads and love songs, Dana’s sharp wit and beautiful voice have him performing at concert halls, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and universities across the U.S. and around the world.

Dana is touring in support of his latest album, “Three Legged Coyote.” Produced by fellow environmentally-minded folk musician Casey Neill, “Three Legged Coyote” is a blend of ballads and comedy, stretching musically from a western desert sound to a full-on New Orleans jazz jam to close the album.

The songs on “Three Legged Coyote” were inspired by Dana’s global touring in the last few years. The first two songs on the CD, “Crazy Cowboy” and “Big Rolling Country,” are set in the desert Outback of Australia. Two of the album’s songs were written in and about the struggle to stop several giant hydroelectric dams in the wilderness of Patagonia (Chile, South America). The title track is a poignant love song sung from one friend to another about survival in the face of extremely difficult circumstances.

Dana will tour all seven continents over the next few years promoting the new CD on the Three Legged Coyote World Tour. Details for upcoming shows can be found at
http://www.cowswithguns.com/calendar.html

Hear the entire CD for free at
http://www.cowswithguns.com/cgi-bin/listen_album_coyote.cgi
Come out for a night that will be sure to knock your socks off and get them “dirty” with the earth.

When:
Sat, 02/27/2010 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$10 donation requested @ door