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Charlie Daniels Band coming to Honeywell

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012

WWKI will welcome legendary fiddler Charlie Daniels and his band to Wabash and the Honeywell Center on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Born in North Carolina in 1936, Daniels was raised on a musical diet of gospel, country, and rhythm and blues. In his early 20s he traveled the country making music for years before landing a job as a session guitarist in Nashville.

Among Daniels’ more notable sessions were the Bob Dylan albums Nashville Skyline and New Morning. From there, Daniels produced a pair of Youngbloods albums before breaking through and creating his own record Honey in the Rock with its hit “Uneasy Rider.” For most of his career Daniels has refused to label his music as anything other than “CDB music.” He connects with millions of people around the world through values consistently reflected in styles of music ranging from rock to gospel.

His hits include “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” and “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” which became the corner stone to the movie Urban Cowboy and went on to become a triple platinum single as well as win a Grammy Award and three CMA awards.  The Charlie Daniels Band was also voted ACM’s Touring Band of the Year in 1980 and 1981, and Daniels became the recipient of ACM’s prestigious Pioneer Award in 1998.

Opening for Daniels will be Brooke Burrows. A long-time contributor to the Honeywell Center’s Educational Outreach Program, along with song writers and country music artists Aaron Barker and Ira Dean, Burrows has given numerous performances at the Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre in Wabash.

Tickets are $22, $44, $58, and 100, and may be purchased at the Honeywell Center box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (260) 563-1102 or by visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.