April 16, 2001

Pat McGee Band to give concert April 27

"One of the best live sounds anywhere …"
---MTV Online

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.--At 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, the Pat McGee Band will make its first appearance of the year in Vermont in Middlebury College's Pepin Gymnasium on South Main Street (Route 30). Percy Hill, a New Hampshire-based rock-jam band, will open the concert.

In 1996, the Pat McGee Band was formed in Richmond, Va. The six-piece band's rich harmonies and energized acoustic rock have led to its national success. During its first four years, the group toured extensively and self-released three discs, nurturing a cult following. At the end of 1999, the band signed a recording contract with Giant Records, a joint venture with Warner Brothers Records. "Shine," the band's first album on a major label, was produced by former Talking Head Jerry Harrison and released in April 2000.

"Runaway," the first single off "Shine," received airplay across the United States, and "Rebecca," the latest single off "Shine," was climbing the charts as of February 2001. Over the years the band has played alongside Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Counting Crows and the Wallflowers.

Billboard magazine has lauded the group for "vibrant, acoustic originals spliced with three-part harmonies and intelligent melodies."

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Beginning April 16, tickets will be available at Sound Source in Middlebury at 802-388-2755. Beginning April 24, tickets will also be available at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts box office at 802-443-6433. Pending availability, tickets will be sold at the door, which will open one hour prior to the concert.