The Historic Orpheum Theater, downtown Sioux Falls, is the setting for Bristow's CD release concert. Cloudless Sky, Bristow's first solo CD features 10 original songs written by Bristow, Bruce Preheim, Tom Peterson and Dennis Westphal.
Thirteen South Dakota musicians join Bristow for this special night of music, including Kenny Putnam, fiddle; Owen DeJong, fiddle; Mike Connor, guitar and vocals; Nick Schwebach, pedal steel, electric guitar and vocals; Terry Pospisil, bass and vocals; Al Slaathaug, bass and vocals; Jeremy Hegg, keyboards and vocals; Fred Evans, drums; Al Remund, drums; Denny Jensen, Hammond organ; Bruce Preheim, harmonica and vocals; Marcella Remund, vocals; and Dennis Westphal, guitar and vocals.
Tickets are available at the Sioux Falls Arena Box Office, at Lewis Drug, by phone at 605-334-8181, on line at http://www.ticketmaster.com, and at the door the night of the concert. Tickets are $15. The concert is a Comfort Theater production.
Bristow's long-time friend Chris Gage produced Cloudless Sky. It was recorded in Austin, TX at MoonHouse Studio, owned and operated by Chris Gage and Christine Albert.
Currently Bristow is a regular with the South Dakota Acoustic Group, East of Westreville, the Kenny Putnam Group, the Entry Band, Vince Two Eagles and Otakahe, and with the duo Bristow and Preheim. He also records and produces various South Dakota artists.
Bristow is known for his soulful vocals, electric guitar playing and "anything goes" style. He has played with the South Dakota groups Blueberry Buckle, R&B Supply, The Red Willow Band, The Far Off Lonesome Train Whistles, The Bluejays and a number of duo/trio combinations. In Nashville, TN, he was a member of the Travelin' Band, a group of South Dakota musicians that traveled the U.S. for two years and also served as the back-up band for Dickie Lee and John Wesley Ryles.