The Throwback Acoustic Show is a fun, lighthearted project that is twelve months in the making. Local musician, Joel Estes, found himself stuck in the daily grind and before he knew it almost a decade had gone by since he touched his guitar. He needed to change that. So, he decided to enlist his friend, Michael Hayes, to help him get back in the game. Together they decided to do a show that would be fun for them, and entertaining for a crowd. They threw a Throwback Acoustic Show. “The fact I found a way to get into the music scene and find my own project where I can be an active participant with the music community is incredibly fulfilling. It’s also entertaining for the people there”, Joel shared.
This has turned into a monthly event where Joel and Michael take turns cranking out tunes from the 80’s and 90’s on their acoustic guitars. They keep it lighthearted, and sometimes a little competitive. Every month they will bring on a different guest musician to create a unique trio of classic composers of acoustified rock.
Some of the musicians they have recently had on the show include Dru Gid, Bryson Lawrence, David O’Dell (of Walkin’ Johnny), Sean Biggs (formerly of Dog Waltz). The next one will be on April 6th, featuring Brandt Holmes (formerly of 8 Minute Fall). Sej Miles will be participating on June 1st.
photo of joel estes & michael hayes credit: david barnard