One of the greatest albums in popular music history will come to the Chalberg Theatre stage at Central Lakes College in Brainerd when Collective Unconscious performs "Abbey Road" at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, as part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center's Cultural Arts Series.
Local audiences are familiar with Collective Unconscious primarily through their partnership with the Fabulous Armadillos for "Takin' it to the Limit," an Eagles tribute show. The band has been performing its own music, in addition to albums made famous by other artists. Although various musicians have played with the band throughout the years, the core group of Engholm, Muggsy Lauer and Nathan Nesje has stayed the same. George Mauer, Stacy Bauer and Andy Deckard also perform with the band. The name Collective Unconscious refers to the melding of styles.
The group put together the "Abbey Road" tribute show in 2005. The band, along with guests, performed the album in its entirety. It also was a chance to play their original music, which they performed during another act of the show.
Collective Unconscious has put together tribute shows of other iconic albums: "Pet Sounds" by the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and "Deja Vu" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Tickets for Collective Unconscious' "Abbey Road" are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office at 218-855-8199 or online at www.clcperformingarts.com.