The Eastern Wyoming Fine Arts Council in Torrington presents Michael Hurwitz & the Aimless Drifters Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming. Early Bird prices for this presentation are $15 for adults and students/children are $10. Prices at the door will be $20 for adults and $15 for students/children.
Take a big helping of traditional cowboy music, stir in a little country honky-tonk and western swing, some southern blues and rockabilly, a bit of Louisiana Cajun, a taste of the high lonesome, add pinch of Mexican Norteno Accordion, and a spoonful of Hawaiian slack-key guitar and you’re getting close to the tasty gumbo of styles you’ll hear in the music of Michael Hurwitz.
Born in Laramie, Wyoming Mike was initially influenced by the country and cowboy music he heard growing up in rural Wyoming. His Mother turned him on to the Southern country blues and jazz from her Mississippi home. Then years on the road, picking with anyone and everyone, and he absorbed many of the regional styles played in the different parts of the country that he traveled.
Michael’s long time band “the Aimless Drifters” share his unique vision of country-blues and cowboy music. There’s pedal steel, piano, accordion, mandolin, fiddle, harp, bass and drums. As Sing Out! stated “Hurwitz sings in a warm , friendly baritone voice and plays guitar in a fluid finger picking style. His backup band are a very tasteful lot and are anything but aimless or drifting as they play wonderfully in traditional blues, folk, country and western swing styles.”
For tickets for this presentation call the EWC Community Education office at 532-8213.