Soft Rock Legends Seals and Seals in Concert
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The last date listed for Seals and Seals in Concert was Friday March 3, 2006 / 8:00pm.
On a hot July night in 2002, Dan Seals invited his brother Jim to join him onstage at the famed Grand Ole Opry. Those on hand not only jumped to their feet after hearing songs, that have become a soundtrack of sorts to a whole generation, but they also witnessed the birth of a new duo.
As the initial half of seventies rock duo “Seals & Crofts,” Jim Seals and his partner Dash Crofts enjoyed a string of five gold albums for Warner Bros. from 1972 to 1976. An additional greatest-hits compilation reached double platinum status. Their hit singles from the period included “Summer Breeze,” Diamond Girl," “We May Never Pass This Way Again,”and “Get Closer.”
In the meantime, Jim’s younger brother Dan who’d formed bands of his own in the late Sixties joined John Ford Coley and formed their own duo to signed a recording contract with A&M Records. The two went on to record a string of enduring hits as, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,”, “Nights Are Forever Without You,” and Love is The Answer ," which today continue to receive airplay worldwide.
In the 80’s Dan establishing himself in Country Music recorded eleven #1 hits as a solo artist with such songs as “Bop,” “Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold,” and “Let the Good Times Roll.” In 1986 he won awards from the Country Music Association for the Single of the Year with “Bop,” and for the Duet of the Year, with Marie Osmond, for “Meet Me In Montana.”
In 1996 Rhino Records released a 16-song compilation, “The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley.” But the musical success of the two brothers could likely have been predicted early on.
Born and raised in west Texas,the brothers started playing music as youngsters, sometimes with their father Wayland Seals. A pipeliner for Shell Oil Company by day and a guitar picker for the Oil Patch Boys by night, Wayland Seals’s local rockabilly group often served as the opening act or backup for nationally known artists that passed through the area. Jim was born in Sidney, Texas in 1942 and Dan was born in McCamey, Texas in 1948. Both boys eventually took up the saxophone and guitar and Jim won the Texas State Fiddlers championship at the age of 9.
For the first time since their early childhood days in west Texas, Dan & Jim are performing live together and are presently in the studio writing and recording their new CD.
Like the timeless songs each helped to create, Seals & Seals connects with an audience that appreciates their musical gifts and unique songs that cut to the heart of the human experience. Whether performing one of their Grammy nominated songs, creating movie soundtracks or composing works which others record, “Our love for the music has always sustained us and we’re truly blessed to have such great fans and the freedom and support to express our art,” Jim says.
The new music of Seals & Seals, addressing a global audience reflects the influence of many different cultures. The songs are stories, conversations, self-examinations and social comment.
Just the songs each helped create, the Seals brothers themselves are enduring classics. They continue to do what they love to do –with an audience they love and who appreciates their musical gift.