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March 1, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – The Sitzmark Bar & Grill at Alyeska Resort is amping up for a string of high-energy rock and roll concerts this spring. Next up at the Sitz are Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, scheduled for three nights March 3, 4 and 5, 2011. Joseph will be bringing his rock band The Jackmormons and the audience should expect a high-energy rock show. The Washington Post states, "Sounding occasionally like John Mellencamp's older, wiser and psychologically mixed-up sibling, Joseph writes complex, image-laden songs and infuses them with plenty of attitude, soulfulness and swagger."
Joseph has been writing songs since 1982, highlighting a successful career that has included musical collaborations with Vic Chesnutt, Pete Droge and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic, J. Mascis and the Fog), as well as producers such as Terry Manning (Led Zeppelin) and John Keane (R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs). Joseph has also shared the stage with the likes of Neil Young, The Flaming Lips, DJ Logic, Curt Kirkwood and David Lindley. These days, one can find Joseph, writing, touring and on the road with his band The Jackmormons, featuring band members Junior Ruppel and Steve Drizos, or side project, the Stockholm Syndrome, a band he fronts with Dave Schools, Eric McFadden, Wally Ingram and Danny Louis. Tickets for all three shows are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Eric McFadden Trio is scheduled to play Thursday through Saturday, March 24, 25 and 26. The trio features McFadden on guitar and vocals and James Whiton on the acoustic bass along side drummer Jeff Cohen, a long-time friend and musical compatriot. McFadden’s raspy baritone and impressive guitar chops have made him a perennial favorite among his peers, described by San Francisco Weekly as “a phantom treasure, a rarely glimpsed dark angel of blurred guitar strings, swinging dreadlocks, and flashing teeth.” George Clinton was so impressed with McFadden that he recruited him as a touring member of the P-Funk All Stars, and his guitar work can be heard on their latest album. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Chuck Prophet embodies the notion of laidback California cool and in song he exudes an Americana swagger with lyrics about heartbreak and everyman heroism, bringing to mind another iconic rocker, Tom Petty. Prophet’s career began as a teenager, when he joined seminal country-rock band Green on Red, and after an eight-year run with the band he transitioned into his own solo career in the early-90’s. Prophet is touring with his band Mission Express, in support of their new album Let Freedom Ring, recorded in Mexico City in 2009 and described as “political songs for non-political people.” Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 day of show.
Sitzmark concert tickets can be purchased in advance online at AlyeskaResort.com, by calling 907-754-2275 or by visiting any Alyeska Resort Ticket Office. All shows are 21 and over and start at 10:00 PM. New this winter, Alyeska will offer two for one tickets to all Thursday night Sitzmark concerts. Known as a family-friendly gathering spot with a simple menu of burgers, grilled sandwiches, draft beer and full bar, the Sitzmark is coming into its own as a place to see live music. Open daily during the winter season, Sitzmark is the favorite après ski spot at Alyeska Resort. With a casual ambiance, bar games and classic ski paraphernalia on the walls, the “Sitz” – as it’s fondly called by locals – has also grown into a formidable concert venue in Southcentral Alaska. The resort offers two different Sitzmark lodging packages that offer a one-night stay plus concert tickets for two to four adults. For more information on the Sitzmark lodging packages, along with other special lodging offers, check online at www.AlyeskaResort.com or call 800-880-3880 or 907-754-2111.
About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.AlyeskaResort.com or 800.880.3880.