Futurebirds is known for their high energy shows and country-rock infused sound. Their music has been described by VOX news as, “a patchwork amalgam of influences, including twangy Southern rock, reverb-soaked psychedelia, soaring guitar solos, rhythmic jangles and multi-part vocal harmonies.” And weaving through it all is lyrical slide guitar. Futurebirds will be playing the last concert of this summer series on Thursday, August 23 which opens at 5:00 pm in downtown Lander.
Lander is the first stop on a short western tour, before heading to the midwest. “We’re excited to host the Futurebird on the Lander LIVE stage,” said Events Coordinator Dot Newton. “Lander LIVE strives to bring a variety of musical talent to our stage and Futurebirds will showcase yet another genre of music for dancing, listening and enjoying with the last shadows of a summer evening.”
Opening the stage for Futurebirds, will be Bob Lefevre and the Already Gone, from Laramie, WY.
In the fall of 2016, after three years fronting the Laramie, Wyoming alt-country band Bondurant, Bob Lefevre found himself without a band when both co-founding drummer Scott Clabby and guitarist Tony Frost moved out of state. Over the next year, while performing solo, and with side projects 10¢ Stranger and Tie Hack, he wrote and recorded songs for a solo record (coming in 2018), and in August 2017, started Bob Lefevre & the Already Gone with Scott Badham from Bondurant on guitar, Seth McGee (Tie Hack, Wynona) on drums, and John Poland on bass. Bob’s songwriting will be highlighted and is sure to enthrall the crowd.
Challenge for Charities Awards Ceremony
To start off the evening, the public is invited to join in at 5:00 for the celebration and awards ceremony for many non-profit organizations who participated in the Challenge for Charities. Over 35 non-profits groups will be recognized and awarded their Challenge award, including Lander LIVE.
All shows are open to the public starting at 5:00 and will go rain or shine at the Lander Jaycee/Chamber park located at Main and north First street. Food and beverage vendors are on-site and beverage sales help offset the cost of bringing in this caliber of musicians. No outside coolers nor glass are allowed in the park. Dogs are discouraged for the safety of the pets and people alike. A free shuttle service is also offered this year from the west end of town to the Lander LIVE concert. Check out the website for details: www.landerlivemusic.com