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May 23, 2013

Charlie Daniels Band coming to Shipshewana

SHIPSHEWANA — He’s got the hat, the fiddle and the hits. And he’s feeling revitalized.

In a recent telephone interview with The Goshen News, 74-year-old Charlie Daniels said he is feeling like a new man after his pacemaker procedure earlier this year. He says everything is in sync and he is having a great time on the road.

“I’m enjoying this tour and we are looking forward to making music in Indiana,” the country-rock icon said.

Specifically, the Charlie Daniels Band’s music will be made at the Shipshewana Town Center, 780 S. Van Buren St. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Daniels is on tour behind a new album “Hits of the South.” That release includes a duet of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Daniels performs with Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney & Bonnie fame.

As for CDB’s live show, Daniels said he enjoys mixing it up in the repertoire and he is also all about playing the fan favorites.

“My music is constantly in flux,” Daniels said. “We always build a show around our standard material and we also mix in some new original songs and covers. The fans want to hear the standards, the music they are most familiar with.

“I’m not one of those artists that don’t like to play my old tunes,” he continued. “It’s what the fans have come to hear. I can’t see doing an entire concert of all new material and not covering the standards. I won’t do that to my fans.”

Some may think the heart of Amish country is not an expected location for a country-rock concert. But Daniels said rural venues are a good fit.

Always sporting his “bull rider” hat and belt buckle, Daniels’ lifestyle since birth has been rural. He lives on his Twin Pines Ranch with his wife of 46 years, Hazel. His passion for horses, rodeo and Louis L’Amour novels makes this section of Indiana comfortable territory for Daniels.

Daniels’ said he’s an admirer of the rural simplicity of the Amish lifestyle. He said he has enjoyed Amish hospitality on a few occasions.

“We had dinner in an Amish home and afterwards we made a fire out in their back yard, pulled out our guitars and made some music for them,” Daniels offered as an example. “I admire people who are able to keep their lives simple and basic, like (the Amish) do.”

The Charlie Daniels Band is due to arrive in Shipshewana after gigs in Texas and Nashville. Afterward, the group will take a sharp turn south toward the Carolinas.

“I like playing in all types of venues,” Daniels said. “We play festivals, big arenas, night clubs, small theaters, you name it — I’ve played it. I enjoy the variety.”

Daniels also said he and his band are looking forward to getting on stage in Shipshewana.

“So let everybody know that we are coming to entertain,” Daniels told The News. “We hit the stage with good energy, we share that energy and then we leave the stage with good energy. God Bless!”

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