Blue Healer, The Visions
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Born out of the belief that music should be fun, Blue Healer cruised into the Austin scene in 2015 with the ease of your first high school set of wheels - the wheels you got to second-base in on a neon-tinged Friday night. Mixing distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synths, and drums, the Texas native trio blends a unique mesh of indie rock and dance sounds into the familiar fabric of classic songwriting. Picture the face of pop accessibility with the teeth of basement rock n' roll - the songs sink in and don't let go.
Members David Beck, Bryan Mammel, and Dees Stribling all played and toured nationally together in previous projects, including Austin-based Sons of Fathers, where David was a primary singer and writer. Blue Healer creates a big, unforgettable live performance that you won't want to miss. Look forward to their debut album in 2016.
From the first note you hear to the last note you hear. A great old fashioned high energy American Rock N Roll Show. The Visions are bringing their brand of Original American Roots Music to Central Illinois. You will love their music which mixes many styles and sounds from Blues and Rock that have influenced us throughout our lives. The Visions music will make you pause and ponder as they testify about the lives and loves of everyone through song!
What started as Singer/Songwriter Todd Hursh's studio project has morphed into The Visions. Todd who left home for Nashville at 18 played 15 years on the road returning to raise his son Zack in Heyworth IL. Now he leads The Visions with his skill and well-honed style. With Todd as lead singer/bass and Jon Boy Edwards on drums they are by far one of the best rhythm sections you will ever hear. Zack Hursh lead and rhythm guitar/mandolin/vocals plays with a stoic manner but his sure handed style and innovative technique make him sound anything but stoic. Kraig Koch on Keyboards/Vocals is always energized with a unique and classical style of playing keyboards filled with emotion.
With the release of their first CD "A Better View" They are ready to bring their show of all original music to a wider audience. While playing at many local venues over the last year and half they have made a commitment to just performing their own music. It's paid off very well. Having performed many times live on "Party on The Patio" on The Whip 98.3 FM In studio and live from Six Strings in Bloomington, opening for Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies out of Nashville at The Outpost In Armington, IL, another opener at the Outpost for PeeWee Moore out of Austin Tx. in mid-June.
On a Thursday night in April The Visions had the honor of competing against 7 other very worthy bands at the first ever "Battle of The Bands" at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington, IL. With a 4 person panel of judges that included Chicago Farmer and Edward David Andersen The Visions were crowned "critics' choice" Kings of the Castle. Awarded the opportunity to open for a headline act at The Castle Theatre in the near future.
First note to the last! They play with emotional intensity that makes you feel part of the music! First note to the last!
Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door