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The Bel Airs @ the Malvern, Iowa Concert Series
June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin’ Wolf and Johnny Cash.
Living on the road and playing clubs from “Austin to Boston”, the Bel Airs are carrying on the tradition of American Rhythm and Blues. The band is fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars. Growing up on country soul and rock-n-roll, the Pruitt brothers have developed a harmony vocal style all their own. They have been performing together for more than 30 years, wowing audiences nightly with their unique brand of music- leading one reviewer to refer to them as the “Everly Brothers of Blues.”
With four acclaimed albums and performances at festivals and night clubs across the USA as well as England, France, Belgium and Spain, the band continues to travel extensively. The Bel Airs’ musical approach and superbly crafted showmanship make for a more than memorable concert whenever they appear.
WHAT THE REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
“One of the best undiscovered musical treasures in the country.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“The BelAirs deliver killer dance grooves, seamless medleys, and a contagious, unpretentious party spirit.”
Twin Cities Reader
“Rollicking party blues.”
“Kings of the modern juke-joint.”
“The BelAirs’ upbeat blues boogie makes for as fun a club night as it gets.”
“A knockout blend of excellent musicianship, solid vocals and pure showmanship whenever the BelAirs take the stage.”
Kansas City Times
“The blues at its best: blues drenched guitar riffs ride on a rhythm that is tight and soulful.”
“Ideal for the supposed renaissance in American roots music.”
“The BelAirs work as a unit with tight chops and slick harmony-the very best.”
San Antonio Express-News
“Howlin’ good time.”
Experience Mayberry in Malvern, Iowa. Located on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail. The Saturday night “Malvern Concert Series” has a variety of live musicians from week to week. In conjunction with live music is a Farmers Market located in the heart of Downtown Malvern. All ages are welcome and there is no cost. Lawn chairs are encouraged, and coolers are welcome. Local cafes offer “to go” orders. Malvern is located approximately 10 miles east of Glenwood, Iowa. Follow Highway 34 east, then turn south on County Highway L-63 for 2 miles.