Special to The Messenger
CROCKETT – The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association (PWFAA) is excited to announce a performance by Blood Sweat and Tears in Crockett on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crockett Civic Center.
It’s been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second album, “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” for the prestigious Album of the Year Grammy award.
That album produced three major hit singles: You Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, and And When I Die. BS&T has won three Grammy’s and nominated over 10 times.
Now, Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience.
“I no longer want to target just one generation. That would be a mistake. With this updated version, I want this band to gain recognition with a wider audience. I want people of all ages to experience what this music has to offer,” he said.
The band has never looked back since their release of the groundbreaking “Child is Father to the Man” album over 50 years ago. Blood Sweat & Tears was the first All-Star Band and has delivered since 1968 to today.
The current line-up is sure to prove the critics right that Blood Sweat & Tears is one of the greatest touring bands out there today. Be sure to check out their current drummer, Dylan Elise, with over 10,000,000 hits on YouTube!
Reserved seats are on sale now. Get yours today! Tickets start at $37.00 and are available online at www.pwfaa.org or by calling the PWFAA office at (936) 544-4276, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. Follow us on Facebook to receive current updates and announcements.
This show is sponsored by Houston County Electric Cooperative, and presented in association with KIVY 92.7, KMVL 100.5, KTRE, KBPC 93.5, The Messenger, Texas Farm & Home, Houston County Courier, and KYYK 98.3