Grammy-winning classic rock group with hits like “A Horse with No Name” and “Ventura Highway”
America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet, beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek’s more traditional country-rock style and highly personal lyrics.
With six certified gold and/or platinum albums and a Grammy Award, their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath—from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displayed a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains.
Expect rock-concert sound levels