SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY BLUEGRASS BAND

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Saturday, September 11 at 7:30pm | Ron Robinson Theater

Library Square, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock


Bands have been covering Beatles tunes for decades, but none like Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band. Imagine the music of the Fab Four shaken up with infusions of bluegrass and jazz and topped off with a classical twist. The result: a satisfying musical cocktail!

What if…The Beatles were actually from somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota?

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass  Band is a collection of four very different musicians creating a new sound from the greatest music ever written by the greatest band ever… The Beatles. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band’s repertoire features new and innovative takes on songs like …Eleanor Rigby, Back in the U.S.S.R, Come Together, Blackbird and many more.

Praise for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band


“This isn’t your same old Beatles band,” says Dave Walser, founder of the innovative group. A fan of the classic quartet since he first saw them on the Ed Sullivan Show, Dave was inspired to create Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band after seeing McCartney’s Back in the U.S. tour in 2002. “I thought it would be fun to get some great musicians together and play all acoustic versions of Beatles songs. Each of us adds a little something different to the mix”.

“Brilliant!  If I had a mop top I’d be shakin’ it!”

—Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

“Their fast-picking versions of Beatle songs actually had us singing along, which no other group, aside from the Fab Four themselves, have managed to  do….Theyʼll have you tripping like you just discovered Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”

—Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star Telegram

“When a cover band approaches the original material with a style and sensibility all its own, they can establish themselves as artists in their own right, building on existing material to create something entirely fresh and unexpected. That’s exactly the effect that fans of this eclectic Dallas band rave about….”

—Krys Boyd, KERA National Public Radio

“We’ve been working with Dave Walser for many years now – formerly with ‘beatlegras’ and now with ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band’ and I can’t say enough positive things about working with Dave professionally, but also his musicianship, incredible vocals & a truly unique and beautiful ride of the Beatles classics performed bluegrass style!  The shows grew to be guaranteed sellouts in McDavid Studio and we now have a built in audience that can’t wait to get more.  I would recommend Dave and his band to any venue that is looking for stellar music.”

—Jeremy Byrd, Director of Production, Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc, Bass Performance Hall & McDavid Studio

“The beautiful vocals may remind you of Gerry Rafferty’s and are a highly appreciated element of their acoustic performance…to be continued, I hope.”

—Tom Weel, Beatles Unlimited, The Netherlands


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