Chris Daniels and the Kings in Salida Aug. 27!

The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas invites the community to what is sure to be an exciting night of entertainment, as Chris Daniels & the Kings put on a lively performance on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the SteamPlant, 7-9:30 p.m., to benefit the Land Trust.

The Denver band has toured over two continents and has been asked to appear in such diverse places as South America, Curacao, Japan, and all over Europe.

Daniels has appeared with B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bonnie Raitt, to name only a few. The band headlines international festivals such as the Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies THE B-MASTERS, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium.

The Kings have toured as the back-up band for Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, and Bo Diddly in places like Paris and Amsterdam. Chris Daniels is not related to Charlie or Jack or Bill, though he is often asked that question.

Starting as a 17-year-old songwriter and guitarist back in the ’70s when he played with David Johansen, (before the New York Dolls) and later with Russell Smith (after The Rhythm Aces), Daniels has preformed thousands of shows, touring 40 out of every 52 weeks with his current band for 25 years.

Daniels has also worked making records and performing with some of the most respected musicians in the business. He was the founder of the Telluride After Hours Jam, playing that festival on and off for 10 years beginning in 1975.

Hear the band’s new song, “Joy,” off their Funky to the Bone album, at www.chrisdaniels.com.

“This is the second year in a row that LTUA has been involved with one of the most lively, fun concerts of the summer in Salida,” Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Executive Director Andrew Mackie said. “We hope everyone will have a great time with us again at the SteamPlant, while supporting the land trust’s work in land conservation and restoration in the Arkansas River Valley.”

Tickets to the Saturday, Aug. 27 concert are available at the SteamPlant Box Office and at www.salidasteamplant.com. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door on the day of the show.

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