Thu, Sep 22|
The Everly Set
Time & Location
Sep 22, 7:30 PM
Ripon, 301 N Acacia Ave, Ripon, CA 95366, USA
About The Event
The Everly Set whisks you away to 1957 when The Everly Brothers, teens Phil and Don Everly, first supercharged the vocal sound of Rock & Roll with sparkling harmonies that influenced The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Bee Gees. Songs like “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “Bird Dog,” and “Walk Right Back” put the Everly Brothers at the top of the charts.
The high-powered Duo of Sean Altman (founder of Rockapella) & Jack Skuller (Holly Prize winner, The Songwriters Hall of Fame) perform the harmonies and hits of The Everly Brothers with technical bravado, humor, and visual style.
Join Ripon Arts League for the opening of its 30th season, as The Everly Set ignites the Rock & Roll classics of 1957-1988.
AMAZING…I was BLOWN AWAY! — Neil Genzlinger, NYC theater critic
About the Artists
Jack Skuller released his first single at the age of 14 on Bar/None Records, setting the stage for an authentic rock and roll upbringing. Radio Disney took notice and sponsored a 15-city tour garnering the of attention of outlets from Consequence of Sound to Teen Vogue to American Songwriter. Jack released two singles on Walt Disney Records. In 2014 Skuller was recognized by Songmasters and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for his breakthrough talent as a singer/songwriter/performer. They awarded him the Buddy Holly Prize in tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly and in recognition of Skuller’s all-in-one talent.
Sean Altman is “tuneful and sharply witty” (Los Angeles Times) and “relentlessly clever” (Chicago Tribune), with a “silky tenor voice that produced chills” (New York Times). Sean, widely regarded as “the Father of Modern A Capella,” co-founded and led the pioneering vocal group Rockapella through its heyday on the Emmy-winning daily PBS-TV series “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?,” for which he co-wrote the ubiquitous theme song. His original songs have been featured on dozens of TV and radio shows including Saturday Night Live, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Schoolhouse Rock. Altman has twice performed at the White House, and has shared concert stages with Billy Joel, Steve Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno and Joey Ramone. He has recorded with artists as diverse as Steve Miller, XTC, John Cale, Richie Havens and They Might Be Giants.
Sean Altman and Jack Skuller joined forces after performing on stage at the famed NYC tribute series The Loser’s Lounge in 2017. Within months of first singing the Everly Brothers tunes together, Sean and Jack bought the first of ELEVEN sets of matching western shirts and hit the road.