Lindsay Communitry Theater
LCT Concert Series
Tempest Celtic Rock
"Tempest rocks, all right, but its forte is folk-rock with a decidedly Celtic accent,
drawing on traditions stretching back hundreds of years."
One Night Only
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM
All Seats $20
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk
Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements.
The last 24 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically
acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's
enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye,
is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after
years of touring and recording on the folk circuit. San Francisco fiddler Kathy Buys brings her
international award winning playing to the Tempest stage. Her experience performing
world-fusion music with high energy dance bands combined with many years of playing Irish
traditional music in America and Ireland makes her a perfect fit for Tempest. Newcomer Caith
Threefires is from Boston. He's an old friend of the band, with a strong background in both
Rock-n-Roll and Traditional Folk Music ~ he brings down the house with his energetic stage
presence and skillful bass playing! Born in Colorado and brought up in small town Missouri,
Gregory Jones is the latest in a long line of Tempest guitar greats! His fiery licks and
hard-rocking approach to the instrument, combined with his experience and understanding of
Celtic music is a fast favorite with fans, new and old alike! Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo,
an original Tempest member, colors the band's sound with inventive rhythms, and rock-steady
Signed to WEA-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest's releases are acclaimed
worldwide. The group's latest studio CD, Another Dawn, finds the band in peak form as it
showcases inventive original and traditional material.
Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival,
Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in
Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.
The Biggest Little Theater in Central California
For Group Discount information call 284 2223