Come on out this Friday Nov. 14th at 7pm at Shumei for a night of something different from the members of a community favorite. Fiji Acoustic is an ensemble friends who have been playing music together for many years. Several members of the rock ‘n roll band 2 Weeks in Fiji, Eli Dokson (guitar), Dale Smith (percussion) Mike Noonan (bass), and Scott Swartz (guitar) will pick up their acoustic instruments to play a repertoire of original songs and their take on great favorites. A suggested donation of $10 at the door, all proceeds benefit the artists.
Longtime San Luis Valley residents, Eli, Dale, Mike and Scott started out in Miami, L.A., Boston and Chicago before finding each other in this beautiful place we call home. Their shared love of making music that moves them and onstage chemistry, has made playing together easy for more than ten years. All have put in time playing in various iconic SLV electric bands, including Tumbleweed, Sneakers, Earthmen, Lucky Larue and many other guest appearances. (Scott is also a member of Shakedown Street, for those who enjoy the Grateful Dead.) Their influences shine through their original lyrics, be they humorous, romantic, political, philosophical, quirky or sad. They blend country, rock, folk, R & B, gospel and blues in their music and have a great time doing it!
Fiji Acoustic plays with a stripped down energy that gets to the soul of the song, having fun and sharing that with the audience. Eli just completed a CD of original songs, entitled “A Dream I Can’t Forget,” and Dale’s CD of originals, “We Still Sing,” will be released shortly.
Contact Shumei for more information at 719-256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org