A hopeful, constructive message — that’s what Jim Curry desires listeners to take dwelling with them each time he takes the stage as John Denver.
Curry has been performing his “Take Me Residence: The Music of John Denver” tribute for round 20 years and he’s bringing the singer/songwriter’s hits like “Rocky Mountain Excessive,” “Take Me Residence, Nation Highway,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Music” to the Venice Neighborhood Heart on Jan. 12 and the Charlotte Harbor Occasion & Convention Heart on Jan. 14.
“I began off as a fan,” Curry mentioned. “After he had died (in 1997) there appeared to be a void there that appeared to attract us right into a have to carry his music again into dwell exhibits.”
Denver’s music is like an outdated good friend, outlasting tendencies and standing the check of time.
“I believe what he was saying in his songs speaks to a fundamental factor of humanity and I believe that’s timeless it doesn’t matter what technology you might be from,” Curry mentioned. “There is sort of a 30 12 months span of generations that’s occupied with his music.”
Curry, whose voice was heard within the CBS-TV film “Take Me Residence: The John Denver Story,” has carried out Denver’s music in offered out exhibits all through the nation and has emerged as right this moment’s prime performer of Denver’s huge legacy of multi-platinum hits.
“He was nicknamed ‘America’s troubadour’ as a result of he spoke and sang in regards to the folks and the land that we dwell in,” Curry mentioned. “A variety of his common messages are about relationships and folks.
“I believe when you’ve got been held up for all this time being remoted and never socializing (due to coronavirus) in the best way life usually presents itself, getting out to a dwell present and having music that enriches these emotions is a wholesome factor.”
Curry mentioned he hopes Denver’s music, together with the dwell setting, will assist folks start to heal after the heartache felt from the pandemic.
“I hope that folks will come out and get out to assist dwell leisure once more,” Curry mentioned. “I do know it’s a powerful need for many individuals however not everyone. Possibly simply getting on the market and doing it’s a begin to assist heal the scenario … or at the very least be an instance that it may well occur and that it’s going to give folks extra hope that issues are returning to some form of regular.”
Socially distanced seating with 30% capability will likely be out there for these with tickets.