A Coats For Kids Benefit w/ David George & A Crooked Mile

with Special Guests Betse Ellis, Johnny Hamil, The Blackbird Revue, Marco Pascolino, Melissa Bollman, Shay Estes, & Bernadette

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December 15, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Time: 7:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 6:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $10
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Bring a new or slightly used coat to help a child in need through the cold winter months.  The coats will be collected and taken to where they will be cleaned and distributed by the Coats For Kids Foundation to schools, etc.
$10 adv tickets
$15 day of show
1/2 price with a new or slightly used coat.
Kids 10 & under FREE.
Dinner at 6 - show starts 7:00 pm.
David George & A Crooked String Quartet (arrangements by Adam Liebreich-Johnson & Betse Ellis)
A Crooked Christmas Band (featuring Shay Estes and Bernadette)
and a late night performance by A Crooked Mile.


7:00 pm
David George & A Crooked String Quartet (arrangements by Adam Liebreich-Johnson & Betse Ellis)
7:45 pm
A Crooked Christmas Band (featuring Shay Estes and Bernadette)
9:00 pm
David George and A Crooked Mile
David George and A Crooked Mile

David George spent the last year playing guitar for the legend John Fogerty with appearances on Letterman, Leno, the View and a sold out tour across Canada.  This opportunity has given George a renewed vision where he will be releasing his own material – a song every three months for a year with a full length at year’s end.

Most fans and friends connected David George with his wall-shaking, ear-shattering bands Moaning Lisa or Culture Killers.  The release of Love/Life (Rhythm Rocket Records) andGoing Underground-EP (self-released) marked a dramatic change to what George had buried deep inside – songs from the heart.

Love/Life a 12-song collection of songs that spoke honestly about deep love and longing, yet slyly waning to the true predicament of a musician’s life.  Recorded in Burbank, California, over an 18-month period.  However, LA was to prove difficult in maintaining a proper band and to compound the issue, David was dealt a life-changing blow.  A family emergency in his hometown of Kansas City meant packing everything up, putting it in storage and moving to KC with nothing but his guitar and a bag of clothes. 

Over the last two and a half years in Kansas City George solidified a band in the shape of two guitars, bass, drums and a cellist.  If the Eagles fought Tom Petty over who was better…The Rolling Stones or the Beatles.  Taking the name from a line in the English nursery rhyme “There Was A Crooked Man” the band has became known as David George & A Crooked Mile. 

“I have done the solo acoustic guy thing, and was needing the camaraderie.   A Crooked Mile fills that void and the music just gets better and better,” says David George.  “I have a thing for straight forward organic music covered in amazing harmonies and guitar work.  I have that now!”  Going Underground-EP was the beginning of the new sound; lush harmonies and intricate guitar work.  The songs vary from simple acoustic, vocals and cello to a bluesy-pseudo-rock full band blaster and more on the way.

David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers and Jacob Dylan as well as performed at The Crossroads Music Festival and, South By Southwest – MidCoast Takeover.  And also recently performed solo acoustic in front of nearly 9,000 people at Kansas City’s legendary Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.