By SHANNON WATKINS
The Pulaski Theatre doesn’t quite qualify as Hotel California, but it’s good enough for Eagles cover band 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience, who will put on a show on Saturday, Aug. 10.
7 Bridges is based out of Nashville, Tenn., and requires no harmonizers or backing tracks. Each band member assumes the role of an Eagles member during their performances. Blake Hall, who plays guitar and mandolin, also does vocals and takes the role of Don Felder.
Bryan Graves, whose father, Josh Graves, played dobro with Flatt and Scruggs, will perform as Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit. In the past Graves has performed as Paul Stanley in a KISS tribute band. He plays bass and does vocals.
Jason Manning, on guitars and keyboard as well as singing, will perform as Glenn Frey. He has played the college circuit in other bands and attended writers’ nights at the legendary Bluebird Café.
Keith Thoma, supplying drums and other percussion along with vocals, will perform as Don Henley. He has been a member of country group The Truesdells, with whom he opened for Merle Haggard and Daryle Singletary.
Race Goodwin, on guitar and vocals, will be performing as Joe Walsh. Goodwin has performed with numerous bands and took the position of lead guitar at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, which allowed him to perform with Hank Williams Jr., Steve Miller, John Rich, Gavin DeGraw, Mel Tillis, Jimmy Dickens and Lorrie Morgan.
Vernon Roop, holding down keyboard, percussion and vocals, will perform as Joe Vitale. From an early age, he played in his parents’ country band and went on to a career in music with Florida band Buck Wild and outside of it in television production.
7 Bridges plays local events, corporate functions, fairs and festivals, casinos and private events. For more information, visit www.7bridgesband.com.
Tickets may be purchased directly from Pulaski Theatre. They are also available at the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If purchased with a credit card, there will be a $1 credit processing fee per ticket. Call 980-7363 for more information. Tickets are also on sale at Barry’s Music in Radford. Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.