RAPID CITY, SD – If you are looking for artists that will bring the nostalgia of real country music to the stage, you won’t need to look any further than Aces & Eights Classic Country Music! The Journey Museum & Learning Center is proud to announce that the classic country duo will be LIVE in concert at The Journey on Saturday, December 3,2016.
Doors for Aces & Eights Classic Country Music will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a social hour and cash bar and the performance will begin at 6 p.m. Aces & Eights is a duo formed by Harland Allen & Kim Bachman and are committed to bringing back the roots of country music. Listeners find themselves on a journey back to a simpler time when country music was authentic; no fluff added. This very tradition reveals itself in the masterful guitar licks, old time banjo, and sweet mandolin melodies in correlation with the strong leads and beautiful harmonies of Aces & Eights.
Aces & Eights Classic Country Music received 2016 CD of the Year from two organizations; National Traditional Country Music Association and the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.
Harland Allen was born in Missoula, Montana and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. He grew up listening to Hank Williams, Burl Ives, Marty Robbins and several other Folk and Country music artists from the 1950’s and 1960’s. He started his first garage band in Junior High School and spent his teenage years playing Rock and Roll. Returning to his Country and Folk roots he played as a soloist at local night clubs and lounges. His first gig for money was in 1977 at The Ground Round Restaurant and Lounge in Lakewood, CO. He continued to perform at local clubs and lounges playing acoustic guitar and singing songs by people like Cat Stevens, James Taylor, The Eagles and a variety of Country and Folk music. Over the years Harland has performed as a soloist and in a number of duos, trios, four and five piece bands. He now lives in Sturgis, SD with his wife and family.
Kimberly Bachman grew up in Iowa on a farm. She bought her first guitar with her money from working in the fields all summer. Kim was surrounded by country music. Family tradition entailed Saturday night gatherings around the kitchen table when relatives would come over to visit and play music. She is firmly rooted in the country music of the 60’s and 70’s with a strong alto voice that carries one back to the day of the women who were the true legends of country music. Kim also plays the banjo and the mandolin, sings lead and harmony. Over the past ten years, she has filled in with a number of small bands until she found her true country niche with Aces & Eights. She lives in Belle Fourche, SD with her husband and family.
Admission for Aces & Eights Classic Country Music is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, 1/2 off for members and FREE for students 5-17 with paid adult/senior admission.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center was established in 1997 and is conveniently located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York St, 2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center right across from the Club for Boys. Make sure to visit http://www.journeymuseum.org to find additional schedule information and be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook!