Show Info

BLACKHAWK

Wooly's Presents:

BLACKHAWK

Jesse Allen

Thu, December 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Wooly's

Des Moines, IA

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

BLACKHAWK
BLACKHAWK
Multi-platinum-selling country artist Blackhawk is Henry Paul (guitar, mandolin and vocals) and Dave Robbins (keyboards and vocals). They, along with third founding member Van Stephenson, exploded on to the country music landscape in 1993 with their debut smash "Goodbye Says It All". With a dozen top ten hits including two number ones to their credit and album sales that exceed 7 million records, they continue to carve out their own place in music history.

In 1999 tragedy struck when Van was diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. In 2001 after a long courageous fight Van lost his battle. Henry and Dave have since followed through with his dying wish that Blackhawk continue to make great music and that they try and help find a cure. They established the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund in his memory, donating the proceeds of their efforts to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center. They continue to write and record new music and with their incredible band and continue to spread Blackhawk's unique musical message.

Their new album "Down From The Mountain" will be out in the spring of 2011 supported by a busy touring schedule. There is a sincerity and originality in what they do that rings true with audiences everywhere. Great songs are the cornerstones of their career and these songs have touched people of all ages. Their unique musical character has been a catalyst in bringing non-country music fans to the genre. Blackhawk's faithful followers have continued to grow in numbers over the years based on the consistency of quality in their live show. Night after night Blackhawk puts on an inspired performance that resonates in the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts everywhere.
Jesse Allen
Jesse Allen
A gritty, battle tested, unique modern country voice combined with immense songwriting talent and a live show that is must-see; that’s how to best describe country newcomer Jesse Allen. The 27 year old Iowa native has spent years perfecting his craft in small town bars, backyard parties and really…..anywhere people would stop and listen, to turn it into what it is today…………a sound all his own.

Jesse started singing at the age of three in his parents living room to songs from some of his heroes like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Collin Raye, Joe Diffie and many more. He would take that singing talent to his parents bar in the small town of Marble Rock, IA on weekends and sing karaoke for the patrons. Eventually, a guitar was added to the mix and the rest was history.

For someone who is doing it all on their own, Jesse has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. He has appeared with artists such as Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Granger Smith, Jana Kramer and countless others over the past two years. Now, Jesse is preparing to head into the studio in Nashville, TN to record his debut EP which is set for a release in early 2018.

But for Jesse, it’s all about the chance to share his talent with others:

“I am blessed to get to do something I love and play music for a living. Getting to share my God given talent with people is truly humbling. No matter what happens in the future, I’ll always know that someone out there is listening. And I’ll know that someone out there enjoys what I do. For me, that’s all I could ever ask for.” -JA
Venue Information:
Wooly's
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://woolysdm.com/