Jim Curry, who resembles John Denver in voice and appearance, will perform “Take Me Home: A John Denver Tribute” for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association’s final concert of the 2011-12 season. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
This event is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
New members who were not members this year, but paid membership dues for the 2012-13 season, will be admitted to this concert as a bonus to their new season membership, said Linda Jerke, publicity chairman. To learn more about becoming a member call 620-793-2748.
Curry began his music career by writing and performing the opening song, “The Time of Your Life,” for his senior play. The song was voted to be the 1975 class song, and Curry was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to study music in college. Even at this early stage in his life, Curry’s natural voice resembled that of singer/songwriter John Denver. Embracing the similarities, Curry continued to sing and specialize in the songs of John Denver, sharing his positive messages of love, humanity and environmental awareness.
Denver’s untimely death in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over. Such a void in the musical world left John’s ardent fans demanding that his music survive. CBS television responded by producing a made-for-TV movie: “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story,” in which Curry landed an off-camera role as the singing voice of John Denver. This experience inspired him to produce full-length John Denver tribute concerts.
Curry is not an impersonator. He sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute that captures the essence of Denver’s music. The similarity in looks and voice are simply a pleasant coincidence. Curry’s heartfelt delivery of Denver’s multi-platinum hits, including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso,” fills the room.
Accompanied by guitar/mandolin, flute, keyboard, bass and drums, Curry has created the ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top performer of John Denver’s music today. His tribute is the first and only full-length John Denver tribute in a Las Vegas casino and is a sell-out favorite at the Silverton. Curry has taken his show on the road to performing arts centers and casinos in the United States and Canada, and out to sea as one of the most popular shows on the Holland America Cruise Line.