THE GO ROUNDS
Kevin Pakulis Band and
Tom Walbank gets the party started at 7
Hotel Congress PLAZA in a free outdoor show
Saturday, April 1, 2017
THE GO ROUNDS are bits of all your favorites bands rolled into rock n roll confetti. Thier unique brand of psychedelic Americana pop crosses, belnds genres; from indie to country to rock and folk: creating an accessible and engaging experience that will leave you talking.
The Kalamazoo quartet has been a dominant force in the Michigan music landscape for the last 5 years, releasing 4 LPs, 4 EPs, and playing countless Great Lakes music festivals including Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Farmblock Fest, Short’s Anniversary XII, Buttermilk Jamboree, Farmfest, Founder’s Fest, DunnDunn Fest, Traverse City Microbrew and Music Fest, Mile of Music, and Holler Fest. Some of the major acts The Go Rounds have supported include Greensky Bluegrass, Hard Working Americans, Vulpeck, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep at the Wheel, Mickey Hart, and Railroad Earth.
The songs are catchy, twangy, and trippy – led by the creative force of frontman Graham Parsons, whose spellbinding vocals weave through lush sonic textures as the band puts on a master class of intricate arrangements. Their powerful and dynamic live show has earned them a reputation as one of the best live bands in the Midwest.
Their last full-length, Don’t Go Not Changin’, made several year end best lists and earned them 3 WYCE awards, including the Special Jury Prize of Album of the Year. Their creativity shows no sign of slowing down.
2016 WYCE JAMMY AWARDS
Runner-Up Album of the Year: Don’t Go Not Changin – The Go Rounds
Special Jury Prize Album of the Year: Don’t Go Not Changin – The Go Rounds
Most Fun to Watch – The Go Rounds
KEVIN PAKULIS BAND
Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Kevin Pakulis is a shining light in the Tucson music scene. His tight, edgy, guitar-driven compositions, delivered with plenty of raw energy, received national and international attention with the release of his debut album Yeah Yeah Yeah in 2004. No Depression Magazine put it most succinctly in their review: “His music represents the best of a genre.” Kevin’s songwriting ranges from introspective and reflective to satirical and political, from rocking blues anthems to quiet acoustic pieces. Whatever the message or the sound, the constant is the soulful honesty of the art. Anyone who has ever been to Tucson in the summer cannot help but sing along when they hear the lines from the chorus of the title track to Yeah Yeah Yeah: “It’s hot here, hot as hell here, swamp cooler and a cold beer,” a bluesy haiku on the Sonoran Desert summer.
Kevin and the band play regularly around Tucson and support their community by headlining benefits for local organizations, among them KXCI Community Radio, Tucson Kitchen Musicians Assoc, and Friends of the Mountain Empire. In support of an effort to gain protected lands for jaguars in America, he wrote and recorded the song Jaguar Blues for the Sky Island Alliance which was published in Art in Wilderness:Tumacacori Highlands.
He has opened for major acts including Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Dwight Yoakam, Sonny Landreth, John Gorka, Little Feat, and Merle Haggard. He is also the respected bandleader of Rancho Deluxe, a much sought-after band in the Tucson resort scene.
2004 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition
Finalist 2004 Mountain Stage New Song Festival
“Most Played Artist” in 2007 on AAA and Americana reporting radio station KXCI 91.3FM in Tucson, Arizona
Kevin Pakulis photo by C. Elliott
Date(s) - Saturday, 04/01/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1) - Hotel Congress