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Classic Rock Fave Firefall brings new and fan-fave oldies to the VPAC

If you’re a fan of classic rock, you’re in for a treat. Firefall is coming to Beaver Creek’s VPAC on Friday, March 28. The band will bring a blend of vintage songs and some gems from its recent album, “Friends & Family.”

Lead guitarist and vocalist Jock Bartley founded Firefall in Boulder, Colorado, in 1974, along with two other refugees from the legendary Graham Parsons band.

Firefall was formed in the 70s in Boulder, Colo. and continues to thrill audiences FIVE decades later!

Firefall’s layered harmonies backed by driving rhythms that transcend many genres from rock to country brought them Platinum and Gold Album and Single success with hits like “You Are The Woman,” “Strange Way,” and “Just Remember I Love You.” Other major Firefall radio hits include “Cinderella,” “Goodbye I Love You,” “Livin’ Ain’t Livin” and “Mexico.”

Firefall hit the road and never looked back, including extensive tours with Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, America, and many others. In recent years, their legendary headline shows have been mixed with package tours with Little River Band, Night Ranger, Pure Prairie League, Orleans, and more. Songs of some of these monster tour mates make up the tracks on “Friends & Family,” paying homage to these artists and delighting fans. The disc includes Fireball’s take on songs by The Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros., Spirit, Dan Fogelberg, Heart, Gram Parsons, Poco, the Doobie Bros., Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Marshall Tucker.

Jock Bartley (lead guitar and vocals) is joined on stage by longtime Firefall members Steve Weinmeister (guitar, mandolin, keyboards, and vocals), Jim Waddell (keyboards, flute, saxophone), Sandy Fica (drums), and newcomer John Bisaha from The Babys (bass and vocals).

Bartley recently joined Liz Ferron on air to discuss the upcoming show, which he and the band are excited to play.

“Every Firefall show we play,” Bartley assured Ferron, “I make sure we play songs from our albums, our hits. Because that’s why people buy tickets!” Bartley harkens back to the days when his songs were played on AM and FM radio and expressed immense gratitude that he’s still able to make a living playing his music.

Join us to see (and hear) why Firefall is as popular as ever!

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