Title Sponsor: Phenix Fire Helmets
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Phenix Technology, Inc. present the 2nd Annual Breaking the Silence Country Music, featuring an acoustic evening with the Pam Tillis Trio.
Opening for the trio is Hasting & Co. (Award winning, 2015 & 2016 CMA Emerging Artists).
October 18, 2018
Doors open at 6pm
Show starts at 7pm
ONE – Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row
Ticket prices are as follows:
Premier ($55) – Front row table seating, includes Mission BBQ Buffet
VIP ($50) – Second row table seating, includes Mission BBQ Buffet
Reserved ($40) – Reserved auditorium seating
General Admission ($35) – First come, first serve auditorium seating
FBHA is a non-profit organization that travels across the U.S. and Canada presenting behavioral health workshops on PTSD, depression, addictions, and suicide awareness/prevention. FBHA is the only organization in the U.S. that tracks and validates firefighter and EMS suicides. Proceeds from ticket sales will support FBHA’s mission of Saving Those Who Save Others.
About the performers:
As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul.
With 6 number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier.With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts and selling more than 7 Million copies of her studio albums, Pam’s critical acclaim has not diminished. SonyRecords “It’s All Relative” (a tribute to Mel Tillis) was USA Today’s #4 Country Album of the Year and most recently Pam has released 3 Albums from her own record label Stellar Cat Records landing her a#1 on the European ECMA Chart.
Pam is a 15-time CMA nominee and 2-time winner, a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee. Most recently, a 2 time IBMA nominee and one time winner.
As a songwriter, Pam’s songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101. She was a reoccurring guest on the TV show “Nashville”, performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry.
Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the 3rd decade of her career.
For more information about Pam Tillis see www.pamtillis.com
Hasting & Co.
In a genre where outside musical influence has easily overtaken priority to roots, Hasting & Co. founding members Kate Hasting and Josh Beale feel a welcomed responsibility to use other genres as a compliment to their Midwest country sound. “Country music is all about honesty, no matter how brutal,” explains Hasting. “We were both raised in communities driven by the genre, and know fans can call a farce from a mile away.” “The beauty of our band is in our willingness to be vulnerable for the sake of giving fans an honest taste of our upbringing,” adds Beale. “Authenticity has always been the core of country – and will always be the core of the Hasting & Co.”
Born and raised on her family farm in Ohio, Hasting walked away from medical school, realizing country music was where she wanted to be. “Country wasn’t just an option – it was the only option,” said Hasting. “That was how we were raised and what we listened to. Country is the great love of my life – we’ve had our breakups, but it’s something I’ve always known I would love forever.” In 2010 she released her debut album Kate Hasting, produced by Steve Walsh, followed by Playing with Fire in 2011 (also produced by Walsh), and shortly after made the move to Music City.
Moving to Nashville in 2009, Beale’s only intention was writing. “I swore I would only be a writer – I never planned to be in a country band,” says Beale. “I’d been playing writers rounds around town, co-writing and trying to pursue a publishing deal.” After meeting at the Music Row bar “Pick’s” (“We went on a few unsuccessful dates,” Hasting jokes), the two began [writing together] experimenting in music. “Even when I began working musically with Kate, the concept of becoming an artist was one I was initially resistant to.” Hasting’s resolution and drive, though, quickly opened Beale’s mind to the possibility of starting a band. “I saw something in her vision that I didn’t see anywhere else, and I didn’t even have on my own. I immediately knew we worked better as a team than separate entities.”
The pair set about finding their sound – a creative process that’s taken years to discover. “I think there’s been more conceptualization at times than pen to paper,” says Hasting. “I think we both knew what we wanted to sound like before we knew how to make that sound.” Adds Beale, “The entire journey has been a process of honing our sound to make the music match the vision.”
In 2013, they released their debut EP “Country Music” under the band name Kate Hasting Band, co-produced by award-winning engineer and producer Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Chase Rice) and legendary guitarist Rob McNelley (Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen). In 2015, the band released singles Just Friends, Country Music (reprise) and Behind the Bleachers, all produced by Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids). The video for Behind the Bleachers earned director Nishan Gilmet, an Emmy nomination, and was quickly picked up by Great American Country (GAC), The Country Network (formerly ZUUS Country), and several other regional music outlets nationwide. In October 2017, Hasting and Beale released EP Can’t Get Enough, highlighting the release with a performance at Nashville’s City Winery alongside fellow artist Collin Raye to benefit partner organization Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance.
As they continue to evolve, both apart and as a whole, the focus of Hasting & Co. remains finding a sound true to their roots – regardless of where the journey takes them. “What makes music ‘country’ is the honesty behind it, regardless of the production. I still believe Luke Bryan has done and seen everything he’s described in his songs, and we aim to do the same,” says Hasting. “There are times we’ve compromised ourselves and our music,” adds Beale. “But for us, this isn’t a ‘make it at any cost’ mindset… This is a ‘make it with integrity’ plan.” “We decided awhile ago that we’d go home before we did something that wasn’t true to our Midwest country sound,” continues Hasting. “Moving forward, it’s important to us that we honor our sound and deliver to fans a story we can back up.” That is country music.
For more information about Hasting & Co. see https://hastingco.com/
A special thank you to the Sponsors that helped make this amazing event possible.
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