Tributes For Taron

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Tributes For Taron

Let's Zeppelin: A Tribute, Electric Funeral, Bad Suns

Sat Jan 26

Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

$15.00

This event is all ages

Tributes For Taron
Tributes For Taron
Taron Pounds has always had a love of music. Led Zeppelin being his all time favorite band, he jumped at the opportunity to be a guitar tech for one of the nations best Led Zeppelin tribute acts. The members of Let's Zeppelin: A Tribute became very close to Taron. They watched him grow from a young eager guitar tech to a very accomplished jazz guitar player. On July 7, 2012 Taron was involved in a life changing accident. While celebrating the marriage of his cousin, he had a commercial grade firework explode into the left side of his face, destroying the skin, muscle and bone from his jaw to his eye socket. His dad said the first thing he did was count Taron's fingers because he knew how much playing the guitar meant to him.
Taron has undergone several major surgeries and will continue to go through the reconstruction process for a long time. The members of Let's Zeppelin: A Tribute and their friends Billion Dollar Koopers a tribute to Alice Cooper jumped at the chance to help Taron's family recover some of the ongoing medical bills. Along with these two major tribute acts, Idle will also join in the benefit. Idle is comprised of Taron's fellow Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity brothers from the NSU Tahlequah campus, where Taron was attending his sophomore year.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening of rock and roll at its finest, raffles, silent auction and much, much more!
Let's Zeppelin: A Tribute
Let's Zeppelin: A Tribute
LET'S ZEPPELIN: A TRIBUTE is simply made up of devoted Led Zeppelin fans doing what they love most: reverently replicating (with the utmost attention to detail and fidelity) the sights, sounds, and essence of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham as they once were… arguably the greatest, most influential, most successful, most loved and most respected musical act of all time… the mighty Led Zeppelin.

Founded in 2004, LET'S ZEPPELIN: A TRIBUTE has entertained audiences of thousands at fairs, festivals, bike rallies, and other special events throughout the midwest.
Electric Funeral
Electric Funeral
ELECTRIC FUNERAL is a musical tribute to the legendary Black Sabbath. Founded in 2011 and based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this talented ensemble, comprised of four seasoned musicians, enthusiastically embraces the task of recreating the unique sounds of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Tommy Iommi, and of course the late, great Ronnie James Dio. This group has audiences wanting more immediately as they guide the listeners through their favorite Black Sabbath tunes of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Bad Suns
Bad Suns
Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. "I grew up with a lot of world music playing in the house. When I was 10, I started getting heavily interested in the guitar, and my dad began introducing me to his records from the 70's and the 80's. Initially Elvis Costello, then to The Clash, The Cure, and so on," notes Chris. "All of these artists and bands had a big impact on me, at a young age, as far as song composition goes. " Influences are apparent on the band's upcoming EP Transpose, where angst-ridden riffs and ethereal yet charismatic vocals pay tribute to post-punk legends of the early 80's. " I started writing my first songs at that time," Chris continues, "Though we can now reflect on that era of music, those artists were ahead of their time in a lot of ways. That's what's most inspiring."

Transpose was recorded in the studio with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and serves as a prelude to the band's debut full-length slated for 2014. "The writing and recording process is always exciting, because it's constantly changing and unique to each song. Inspiration comes and goes as it pleases, so a night when a song gets written is a very good night," says Chris. Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band's stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. "Music has the ability to evoke certain feelings in people, a way that not much else can. The pairing of words and sounds can be an extremely powerful tool, when done right. I think the ultimate goal for this band is to make music that causes people to really feel something."

Aside from writing a record, Bad Suns' 2013 was a busy one, complete with multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Transpose will be released everywhere in the early months of 2014.

"One day I just decided to be a musician, and I never strayed away from that goal. Being in a band is the only thing I can do."- Chris Bowman
Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.cainsballroom.com