John Welton Gets into an Altered State
Friday, Jan. 24
Veteran guitarist/vocalist John Welton's whole deal is — and always has been — prescribing music as medicine.
And he plays it well — bringing crowds to genuine states of jubilance (that's most definitely good for you) on the regular with some help from his friends. He's been at it a good long time, too, with an impressive, decades-long run chock full of jam-worthiness behind him: Waterband, The Recipe, Burning River Band, New Leaf, Willy Mac Music, and Adam's Ale among them.
These days, beside him is The Awakening, a fixture in the region's jam scene and a favorite among plenty of feet-light, sunshine-heavy roots-jam fans.
Welton & The Awakening will be bringing their spirits of positivity — and inspiring everyone to groove — when they visit the recently opened Altered State Distillery on Friday, Jan. 24.
"Every song seems to speak directly to the listener in a way that makes them feel like they have just found someone who truly understands them, like they just made a new friend," Welton says in describing The Awakening.
Good and high-spirited, indeed: Cheers to that.
— Ryan Smith
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. // Altered State Distillery, 1535 W. 8th St. // Free // 21+ // facebook.com/alteredstatedistilling