The 23rd edition of the Deadwood Jam will feature the music of the '60s group The Guess Who, '90s great Everclear and the return of the popular Young Dubliners, organizers announced today.
The 2013 Jam, one of the Black Hills' premiere music festivals, is set for Sept. 13-14 in downtown Deadwood.
The Guess Who, Canada’s first international rock music superstars, got its start in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band's name comes from a marketing stunt used in releasing the band's first record, "Shakin' All Over." The record was packaged in a plain white jacket with only the words "Guess Who" printed on it. The record sold 2 million copies, and The Guess Who became the band's name.
Over the years, The Guess Who had 14 Top 40 hits, including "American Woman," "Hand Me Down World,” “Share The Land,” “Bus Rider,” “Rain Dance,” “Albert Flasher,” “Star Baby” and “Clap for the Wolfman."
Fronted by guitarist-vocalist Art Alexakis, Everclear debuted in 1993 with its independent album release "World of Noise." In 1995, its breakthrough album, "Sparkle and Fade," spawned hit singles "Santa Monica" and "Heroin Girl." Later hits included "Everything to Everyone," "I Will Buy You A New Life," and "Father of Mine."
The Young Dubliners were invited back to the Deadwood Jam by popular demand from fans who saw the “Young Dubs” at previous festivals. Its music, often described as Celtic rock, actually has a wide variety of influences. The Young Dubliners play hundreds of shows across the U.S. and Europe every year.
Another announced act includes up-and-coming country sensation Morgan Frazier. Frazier recently was the grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriter’s Competition, and performed her debut single “Yellow Brick Road” at the Grand Ole Opry this month.
Tickets are on sale now for $50 per person for both days of the show. This year there will be no one-day tickets. Tickets increase to $60 Aug. 1. For a concert schedule, visit www.deadwoodjam.com
The venerable outdoor music festival has brought scores of top live musical acts to downtown Deadwood over the years, including Collective Soul, Blood Sweat & Tears, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Wallflowers, Robert Cray, Big & Rich and George Clinton.