Guitar Legend DICK DALE

Guitar Legend DICK DALE

Austin Johnson

Tue, August 1, 2017

9:00 pm

$35.00 - $95.00

This event is 21 and over

Upstairs Reserved Seating includes 3 Course Dinner and Dedicated Cocktail Server.

Lower Level Reserved includes dedicated Cocktail Server.

Gratuity is not included in ticket price.

Guitar Legend DICK DALE
Guitar Legend DICK DALE
Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.
Austin Johnson
Austin Johnson
Justus League is an American roots based band, formed in 2013 by Austin Johnson, Dean Woodward, and Sean Pyrtle. JL is an award winning band, they have been recognized as one of the best up and coming groups in the Colorado/midwest region.

JL's signature sound is characteristic of Dean Woodward's soulful vocals over funky syncopated rhythms. Sean Pyrtle's masterful bass groove guides the listener through Austin Johnson's blazing virtuosic guitar solos. JL seamlessly transitions through Motown/R&B, Latin, Jazz and even Country/Western, all with their fresh signature Blues/Rock overtone.

Despite all the members being under the age of 30, Justus League is no stranger to the spotlight. They perform an average of 180-250 dates per year, and share the stage with with top notch artists/performers such as:

Tim Renyolds (TR3)
Tab Benoit
John Lee Hooker Jr.
Beth Hart
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Devon Allman
J.D. Simo
Big & Rich
Cyril Neville
Luke Bryant
Chris Duarte
Nikki Hill
Kirk Fletcher
Jo Ann Shaw Taylor
Eric Gales
Watermelon Slim
Joe Bonnamassa
Mother Hips
John Hammond
Walter Trout
Nick Moss Band
Phillip Sayce

Austin, Sean, and Dean are all musically 2nd and even 3rd generation players in their respective families. Dean is a drum graduate of the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Sean received a Berkelee School of Music (Boston, Ma) program scholarship (2002). Austin frequents the Namm show as an artist, and was a semi-finalist (top 8 internationally) at the International Blues competition in Memphis, TN (2014).

Justus League endorses Westone, Roscoe Guitars, Kro-Dog Guitars, and whatever beer you have to give.
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202