Now playing "You Were On My Mind" by WE FIVE
from the "WE FIVE Folk-Rock Revival" CD.
|We Five - Folk Rock Revival
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those who want the full
We Five Folk Rock Revival experience in a
concert hall with a video pre-show
and multi-media backdrops, Tom Murray will be joining them on drums in Ramona at the Charles Nunn Performing
Saturday April 9, 2011
Ticket Information Contact:
Ramona Concert Association
PO Box 1273
Ramona CA 92065
Best known for their million selling hit
"YOU WERE ON MY MIND," WE FIVE brings their
special mix of powerful, folk-flavored vocals, and an array of 6 and 12-string guitars, banjo, mandolin and other surprises.
WE FIVE, first of the seminal 60’s
bands to record hits in San Francisco, was Grammy-nominated for Best Performance By A Vocal Group in 1965. The group
has appeared on top TV shows like Shindig, Hullabaloo and the PBS My Music Series, and played in classic concert venues like
the Greek Theater and the Hollywood Bowl. Led by founding member, Jerry Burgan, and lead singer, Debbie Burgan, We Five’s
excellent musicianship has been amazing audiences for over 4 decades. The show features material from their 6 albums and includes
all of their best known songs like You Were On My Mind, Cast Your Fate To The Wind, and the original hit recording of (Let’s)
We Five’s performance covers a full spectrum of sounds from whisper quiet folk
songs, to power ballads and folk rock standards. Laced with tales of the road and a tip of the hat to some of their contemporaries,
it is always a fresh and totally entertaining experience.
THE SAN FRANCISCO SOUND:
flower power, the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane it meant harmonic vocals, a melding of acoustic and electric guitars,
folk music, rock and a bit of jazz. In the mid-60's, it was called folk rock, and it described the music of WE FIVE.
The group began as a folk duo when Jerry Burgan and Mike Stewart began singing together
in high school (inspired by Mike's brother, John of the Kingston Trio). They added the sound of a female voice that was eventually
to be made famous by Beverly Bivens. It evolved from its folk roots to the group's more electric instrumentation when Mike
and Jerry met guitarist Bob Jones at the University of San Francisco in 1963. A number of talented musicians have recorded
with the band over the years. They continue to perform today, bringing the sound to the 60s to life every time they step onto
WE FIVE was the first of the "Top 40" San Francisco sound groups. Nominated
as best new artist of 1965, it was the definitive FOLK ROCK group, a bridge between the Doors and Peter, Paul and Mary.
It marked the beginning of a jump by college age record buyers from acoustic groups to the "plugged in" rock groups of the
late 60's and early 70's.-
The mid-60's began a period of social and traditional transitions. WE FIVE'S
million selling version of YOU WERE ON MY MIND marked the beginning of a musical transition by adding drums and an electric
12 string guitar to a traditional acoustic folk song. Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas And Papas, the Association--many
others followed, but WE FIVE helped to lead the way.-
Unlike the BYRDS, who went straight to hard rock versions of Bob Dylan songs, WE
FIVE kept polished vocals and a cross section of contemporary material in their repertoire. The mix was popular across
the broad spectrum of current popular music. The group toured colleges as well as civic arenas; they performed on many
top television shows of the time including Shindig, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand and Bob Hope specials.- -
A WE FIVE concert--then and now--means a totally entertaining experience: Smooth
harmony, songs about love and good times, humor and a performance style that's polished without being stagy. The WE
FIVE Folk Rock Revival show will capture the mood of the times in the music of the times. The quality of the material
and the performance will provide audiences with a very enjoyable step back to a good time--to the mid-60's.-
In addition to it's first success with "You Were On My Mind," some of WE FIVE'S background
highlights include 6 albums, the original hit recording of "Let's Get Together'? (later covered by the Jefferson Airplane
and the Youngbloods), the first hit with a vocal version of "Cast Your Fate To The Wind," the first single release of "The
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, "a Grammy nomination, tours with some of the top artists of the mid- sixties, television
appearances with a range of artists from Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby to Soupy Sales, Billy Preston, and The Young Rascals.-
The WE FIVE reunion band includes five musicians and singers who have toured and
recorded with WE FIVE. It's a bright, refreshing and nostalgic step back to a time of new beginnings. -
The WE FIVE Folk Rock Revival show features all of their best known songs, along
with tributes to many of their folk and rock contemporaries. It is a totally entertaining experience that is guaranteed to
trigger fond memories—and create new ones!-
|Four members of "WE FIVE" recently joined us!
|Chris Burgan, Terry Rangno, and Jerry Burgan in the studio with us!
|Chris Burgan, Terry Rangno, Debbie Burgan, and Jerry Burgan in the studio!
|Pre-Production with Tim (crew) in the background.
|Michael Sunday (Host), Terry Rangno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, and Chris Burgan.
|Members of WE FIVE in our studio.
|Michael Sunday (Host), Terry Ragno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, Chris Burgan, & Sandy Jacobson Prod
|Four members of We Five recently joined us!
|Michael Sunday (Host) with Guests Terry Rangno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, & Chris Burgan.