Back Home Again – A Tribute to John Denver

jdenverFeaturing Tom Becker, former member of the Legendary Folk Group, the New Christy Minstrels

Tom and his band bring back the foot-stomping fun of “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy”, the tenderness of "Annie’s Song”, and the sweeping grandeur of “Eagle and the Hawk" in this uplifting and powerful tribute.

The show offers the perfect blend of well-known and lesser-known John Denver songs, and features music and stories from Tom’s days as a member of The New Christy Minstrels. Also included in the show--a few Denver-inspired original songs including, “Sailor”, selected by the US Navy as the Official Commemorative Song for the US Navy Memorial in Washington, DC.

Tom is a former member of the Legendary Folk Group, The New Christy Minstrels, and has appeared with Grammy Winners, Rock-and-

Roll, Country and Folk Music legends including: Gregg Allman, Ray Charles, Frankie Ford, The Kingston Trio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker.

A Delightful Evening

We came to Tom's John Denver tribute concert expecting to hear a delightful evening of John Denver songs. Wow! It turned out to be so much more than that. While Tom's voice is remarkably similar to Denver's, he doesn't pretend to be John Denver. But the similarities are a wonderful walk down memory lane. I could close my eyes and hear John Denver singing. I could tell that everyone else in the sold-out auditorium in northern Illinois was as enchanted as we were judging from the enthusiastic and frequent applause and standing ovations. Tom comes with the same clear voice and passion for themes that embrace the outdoors, the mountains of Colorado, the wonderful people who influence our lives and especially the love for a special person. It was all the music of John Denver and more. Tom is not just a very gifted singer and song writer but a faithful keeper and guardian of the music from a past era that he has chosen to nurture for future generations. – Bob & Dawn Marcom, Huntley, IL