Drake White is set to treat western Colorado to the rhythm and soul of the Appalachian foothills.
White, who hails from northeastern Alabama, will perform from 9–11 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way.
White and his band, The Big Fire, have a stage presence described as "equal parts Baptist tent revival and amped-up southern rock festival," according to drakewhite.com.
"As you watch Drake crank the energy level up higher and higher throughout the night, you feel as if you'd walked in on a live gospel album backed up by all-stars from The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Of course, those acts hit musical pay dirt recording in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the late '60s and '70s, a little over two hours west of Drake's tiny hometown of Hokes Bluff," the website says.
In 2018, White released the album "Drake White and The Big Fire Live" and a five-track EP titled "Pieces."
His debut album, "Spark" (2016), "earned praise both critically and across his loyal fan following," according to a news release.
"Makin' Me Look Good Again," which is among the 12 tracks on "Spark," was written by White about his wife and was named International Song of the Year at the British CMA Awards.
"Heartbeat," another song from the album, was featured in two national television campaigns for GEICO Insurance.
Tickets for this Warehouse 25Sixty-Five show cost $20 for those ages 18–20, $15 for those age 21 and older. Tickets and show information can be found at warehouse2565.com.
Here are details on other music events happening in the area:
Tuck and Roll, 7–10 p.m. Friday, April 12, Peach Street Distillers, 144 S. Kluge Ave., Palisade, '50s–'60s roots rock 'n' roll, 464-1128.
Desert Flyer Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country music, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
No Tellin', 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.
Friday Night Vibes with Marley B and Cam Howe, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
Italian Opera One-Acts, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Colorado Mesa University's music department presents a tragedy/comedy double-bill of Giacomo Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and PDQ Bach's (Peter Schickele) "The Stoned Guest," $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/tickets, 800-410-MAVS.
Stray Grass, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., local high-energy interpretation of acoustic music, guests The Sweet Lillies and Zolopht, $12 in advance, $15 day of show, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
Leveraction, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, local Southern country rock, warehouse2565.com.
Boy Scouts Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, music by classical guitarist Javier de los Santos, Western Flute Choir and Western Colorado Chorale, wear your favorite Scouting regalia past or present, donations accepted to benefit scouting in western Colorado, 243-0346.
Boot Scootin' Country, doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, The Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, music by Citizen Twang with guests A Band Called Alexis, $15, 970-665-6569, utetheater.com.
007th (A James Bond Parody), 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, annual a capella music show, featuring the Bookcliff Chorus and guests Canyon Grand Quartet, Colorado Mesa University men's and women's choirs, Grand Mesa Sweet Adelines, Grand Junction High School men's and women's choirs and Caprock High School Choir, $18 adults, $12 students, tickets at the door, avalontheatregj.com, 257-7664.
Broadway: From "Hair" to "Hamilton," 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Valley Symphony Orchestra concert featuring works of iconic composers and well-known Broadway music from the past 60 years, advance tickets $17 adults, $16 seniors, $5 students, $20 at the door, tickets at ValleySymphony.net, Clubb's in Delta and the Montrose Pavilion.
Seth Brand, 7–10 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., Americana rock/pop from Asheville, North Carolina, 243-3659.
Huey and Friends, 2–5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.
Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/tickets, 800-410-MAVS.
Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Charlie Dwellington's, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.
Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country and classic rock 'n' roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
CMU Jazz Night, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, Colorado Mesa University jazz students perform, warehouse2565.com.
Crazy Town, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., nu-metal band from Los Angeles, $10 in advance, $12 day of show, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
Reverend Horton Heat, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., country-flavored punkabilly, with Legendary Shack Shakers and The Hooten Hallers, $25–$30, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
Double Double Bass Trouble, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Western Slope Concert Series concert featuring bass duo Ben Dekock and Paul Erhard, tickets $30 adults, $7 ages 12 and younger, tickets at junctionconcerts.com.
Troy Douglas Band, 5–8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Bailey's Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.