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  • Peter Yarrow at Rex Theater on 11/03/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 11/4/17

    Peter Yarrow
    Rex Theater
    11/03/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $45.00 - $50.00
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    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Olate Dogs at Warner Theatre on 09/30/2017 04:30 PM EDT: 09/30/17

    Olate Dogs
    Warner Theatre
    09/30/2017 04:30 PM EDT
    $25.00-$75.00

    Olate Dogs

    THE OLATE DOGS The Olate Dogsare the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.tv) are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dogtricks, human acrobatics and humor. Embodying the American Dream, Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. He got his start as a young boy of 10when he rescued his first street dogs and found he had a gift. He combined this gift of training dogs and compassion with incredible hard work. This enabled him to support his entire family by age 12 with his dog troupe. He came to the attention of a circus group and found himself performing in the United States at age 33. That is when the rise of the Olate Dogs began in earnest. Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 was the beginning of their dreams comes true. Opening doors previously only imagined they are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers. They command Standing Ovations performing at high profile sporting events nationwide, including NBA, College Division 1, WNBA, MLB, MiLBand more. Richard’s dream of having his own dog variety show has come true as they have a praisednew Variety Show touring the U.S.. Theyhave even taken on a new type of performance, starring in a series of acclaimed short online films promoting shelter adoptions. They are also seen on National Television for programs such as FOX’s Cause for Paws, the TODAY Show and the Tonight Show. Nicholas Olate started working with his father at age 6 and for the family, while having a home base in Texas, home is truly on the road. The dogs, many of them rescues, are all pampered members of the family and travel in their own air conditioned, tricked out trailer. A singer and talent in his own right, Nicholas Olate has his debut album Think Big available on ITunes. The Dogs themselves have their own “Olate Dogs Christmas” CD barking the holiday classics, also available on ITunes. You can find the Olate Dogs touring the country year round. Find out where at www.olatedogs.com.

    Venue Information
    Warner Theatre
    811 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm

  • Olate Dogs at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 09/29/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 09/29/17

    Olate Dogs
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    09/29/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $75.00
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    Olate Dogs

    THE OLATE DOGS The Olate Dogsare the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.tv) are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dogtricks, human acrobatics and humor. Embodying the American Dream, Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. He got his start as a young boy of 10when he rescued his first street dogs and found he had a gift. He combined this gift of training dogs and compassion with incredible hard work. This enabled him to support his entire family by age 12 with his dog troupe. He came to the attention of a circus group and found himself performing in the United States at age 33. That is when the rise of the Olate Dogs began in earnest. Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 was the beginning of their dreams comes true. Opening doors previously only imagined they are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers. They command Standing Ovations performing at high profile sporting events nationwide, including NBA, College Division 1, WNBA, MLB, MiLBand more. Richard’s dream of having his own dog variety show has come true as they have a praisednew Variety Show touring the U.S.. Theyhave even taken on a new type of performance, starring in a series of acclaimed short online films promoting shelter adoptions. They are also seen on National Television for programs such as FOX’s Cause for Paws, the TODAY Show and the Tonight Show. Nicholas Olate started working with his father at age 6 and for the family, while having a home base in Texas, home is truly on the road. The dogs, many of them rescues, are all pampered members of the family and travel in their own air conditioned, tricked out trailer. A singer and talent in his own right, Nicholas Olate has his debut album Think Big available on ITunes. The Dogs themselves have their own “Olate Dogs Christmas” CD barking the holiday classics, also available on ITunes. You can find the Olate Dogs touring the country year round. Find out where at www.olatedogs.com.

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/18/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/19/17

    Stephen Stills and Judy Collins
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/18/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $59.00 - $84.00
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    Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

    50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Still met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remainsa transformative era for the two artists. This summer, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint summer tourmarks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, due out Summer of 2017, and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build. Stills and Collins met in 1967 and dated for two years. Stills wrote and demoed his legendary love song to Collins right after he left Buffalo Springfield, before he joined CSN. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is a five-section romantic epic brimming with heartfelt sincerity. The song has been ranked #418 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Poll. Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. In addition to “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Still is best known for the hits “ For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield and “Love The One You’re With” from his solo debut, Stephen Stills. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.” He also has the added distinction of being the first artist to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night (for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield). Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She’s earnedfive Grammy nominations including one in 2017 and one Grammy win. Outside of music, Collins has published two memoirs, one novel, and,in 1975, was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman.Collins is also a lifelong activist.

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Dick Dale at Rex Theater on 08/13/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/14/17

    Dick Dale
    Rex Theater
    08/13/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $35.00 - $40.00
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    Dick Dale

    The Dick Dale Phenomenon. His style is something different and unique. Since his first appearances Balboa, Ca. at the famed Rendezvous Ballroom, he has set and broken attendance records everywhere he's performed. His appearances at the Rendezvous Ballroom broke every existing record for the Ballroom by drawing capacity crowds of over four thousand screaming dancing fans every weekend each night down on the Balboa peninsula. Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before. Leo Fender gave the Fender Stratocaster along with a Fender Amp to Dale and told him to beat it to death and tell him what he thought of it. Dale took the guitar and started to beat it to death, and he blew up Leo Fender's amp and blew out the speaker. Dale proceeded to blow up forty nine amps and speakers; they would actually catch on fire. Leo would say, 'Dick, why do you have to play so loud?' Dale would explain that he wanted to create the sound of Gene Krupa the famous jazz drummer that created the sounds of the native dancers in the jungles along with the roar of mother nature's creature's and the roar of the ocean. Leo Fender kept giving Dale amps and Dale kept blowing them up! Till one night Leo and his right hand man Freddy T. went down to the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in Balboa, California and stood in the middle of Four Thousand screaming dancing Dick Dale fans and said to Freddy, I now know what Dick Dale is trying to tell me. Back to the drawing board. A special 85 watt output transformer was made that peaked 100 watts when dale would pump up the volume of his amp, this transformer would create the sounds along with Dale's style of playing, the kind of sounds that Dale dreamed of. BUT! they now needed a speaker that would handle the power and not burn up from the volume that would come from Dale's guitar. Leo, Freddy and Dale went to the James B. Lansing speaker company, and they explained that they wanted a fifteen inch speaker built to their specifications. That speaker would soon be known as the 15'' JBL -D130 speaker. It made the complete package for Dale to play through and was named the Single Showman Amp. When Dale plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the new Showman Amp and speaker cabinet, Dale became the first creature on earth to jump from the volume scale of a modest quiet guitar player on a scale of 4 to blasting up through the volume scale to TEN! That is when Dale became the "Father of Heavy Metal" as quoted from Guitar Player Magazine. Dale broke through the electronic barrier limitations of that era! Dale still wanted to go further, and as the crowds increased, Dale's volume increased, but he still wanted a bigger punch with thickness in the sound so that it would pulsate into the audience and leave them breathless. The JBL-D130 was doing its job until Dale froze it in the frame that held the speaker, the speaker cone would twist from the heavy playing from Dale and it would soon twist and stop to fluctuate back n forth. Leo, Freddy and Dale went back to the JBL speaker company and told them to rubberize the front ridge of the speaker allowing it to push forward and backward from the signal of Dale's guitar without cocking and twisting. The new updated version was called the JBL D-130F; the F stood for Fender. Leo, Freddy and Dale designed a speaker cabinet and in which they installed 2 -15''-JBL-D130F's. This caused Leo Fender to have to create a new and more powerful output transformer, they would call it the Dick Dale Transformer and it was made by the Triad Company. This became the 100 watt output transformer that would actually peak 180 watts. Nothing like this had ever been done before in the world of guitars and amplifiers. This became known as the Dual-Showman Piggy Back Amp. This is why Dick Dale is called the Father of all the power Players in the world! It is a Phenomena, that Dale is still playing with not only the same vengeance as he did in the 50's, but his playing is unleashed and shredding into the 90's with a focus and power as if from mother nature. He shares the stage with fellow players of all generations up into the alternative's of the 90's. Being completely self taught, Dick Dale plays left handed upside down which was a result of holding the guitar left-handed. The strings became upside-down, chords are designed for right handed players making it very difficult for a left handed player unless he were to change the strings for a left handed guitar, something that Dale never did. Dale is also a master at the Acoustic, Electronic, Bass and Spanish Guitars'. As well as the Ukulele, Banjo, Drums, Piano, Organ, Electronic Keyboard, Harpsichord, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Harmonica, Xylophone and, believe it or not... the Accordion! Dale was also responsible for another creation to the world of guitar players, "The Fender Tank Reverb". As Dale sang in his shows, he found that he did not have a vibrato in his voice, and he did not like the straight flat dry sound. to sustain his vocal notes, he turned to an old Hammond organ and found a reverb unit and showed it to Leo Fender and together they came up with the "Fender Tank Reverb". Dale then plugged a Shure Dynamic Bird cage Microphone into it and as Dale sang, his voice took on a very rich, sexy and full sound. Later, Dale then plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the Reverb Tank to sustain his guitar notes which became Dale's trademark sound.) (NOTE) Dale had already been titled "King of the Surf Guitar" by his surfer friends before his creation of the Fender Reverb, Dale's first album called "Surfer's Choice" was the first Surfing album to be commercially sold with a picture of Dale surfing by the pier in San Clemente, Ca. with a surfing title on it. This album alone sold over eighty-eight thousand albums in the late 50's and today in the 90's it would be like 4 million. There was not one song on that album that had a Reverb for effects, everything was played with nothing but Dale's sheer force and power. A bit of trivia, Dale's recording of "Miserlou" became the title song for Quentin Tarantino's Blockbuster movie "Pulp Fiction". Dick Dale has been called one of the hardest working men in show business. In the past five years he has maintained a heavy concert tour and public appearance schedule throughout the world. Focusing in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, South America and the U.S. He makes time to endorse some of his favorite products, including Dean Markley strings, Dale's string sizes are 16p, 18p, 20p. 38w, 48w, 58w...they use to be 39w, 49w, 60w.....he says he's getting lazy now. Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Graphtech String Saddles, Billabong clothing and Australia's Ugg Boot Company. Perhaps his most prominent endorsement would have to be for Fender Musical Instruments. Because of the popularity of Dale's signature playing, Fender added to their inventory of guitars, the making of the Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster which seems to be a favorite amongst the Dick Dale guitar players. John English, Fender's custom guitar maker set out to the task of building Dale's Signature Stratocaster guitar with Dale being the overseer. To be included with his favorites was the honor distinction to be the first musician ever to be endorsed by Telex Corp. Using the Telex FMR450 Digital Wireless which has made it possible for Dale to play his guitar walking into the audience. Along with his Dual Showman Fender Amps, Dale is particular in what tubes that he uses to help create his sound, he has chosen Ruby Tubes from a company called Magic Parts located in Point Reyes Station, California (800) 451-1992 Dale has also recorded original material for Disneyland's Space Mountain roller coaster ride, and the soundtrack for the History of NASA video shown in Space Mountain. Dale's music is being used in all the Disneyland's throughout the world along with being featured in a Disneyland Music album which is being sold by Disneyland. May 21, 1998 a historical day for Disneyland, Dick Dale was chosen to be the person to highlight the grand opening of Tomorrowland by standing on top of Space Mountain (without the use of a safety harness) with his Gold Fender Stratocaster guitar (the beast) and play for all to hear throughout Disneyland "Ghost Riders"& "Miserlou" - Dale's music has gone down in the annals of Disneyland history. Being a unique and versatile artist, Dick Dale is not limited to his musical skills. He has proved to be a respected Home designer and builder, personally designing and hand drawing the elevations and building his parents 7,000 square foot single story dream home in the California high desert so that he can be within easy reach to them. As of January 24, Dale's parent's celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, his dad is 86 and his mother is 81 years young. Dale is an accomplished Horseman, Exotic Animal Trainer, Surfer, Martial Arts Expert, Archer, and Pilot. His favorite plane is a Cessna 337B Super Skymaster, a twin tailed, front and rear engine aircraft which was also flown in the military and also sold to the general aviation pilots. Dale has a twin engine pilot rating. Featured in various articles including the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, Guitar World Magazine, Guitar and Guitar Player Mag and just recently the back cover of Fender Frontline Magazine with his 5 year old son Jimmy Stix holding their Fender Strats. And in 1981, Dick Dale was awarded Guitarist of the Year by Guitar Player Magazine. 2007 Dick Dale Presented 3rd only Personalized Medallion in 40 Years from Guitar Player Magazine as ''Guitar Legend''. 2006 Dick Dale Inducted the First Presidential Historical Society Lifetime Member in Quincy Massachusetts into the Presidential Historical Building. 2006 Dick Dale voted No. 1 Top Concert in 400 concerts and 400 Bands and Artists in Madrid Spain. 2000 Dick Dale Presented "Lifetime Achievement Award" by "The L.A. Weekly Magazine" 2000 Dick Dale inducted into the "White House Congressional Hall of Records" by Congressman "Jerry Lewis" (NOTE) The Complete Dick Dale White House Congressional Records File can be viewed by entering the Personal File listing on the Dick Dale Home Page... 1999 Dick Dale Nominated for "Lifetime Achievement Award" by "The L.A. Weekly Magazine" 1998 Dale Performed on top of "Space Mountain" for Grand Opening of "Tomorrowland" 1997 Dale Recorded and Performed the Music for Disneyland "Space Mountain" 1996 Dale Inducted into the "Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame" - Hollywood, California 1996 Dale presented a Platinum Record award for his performance recording of Miserlou, the guitar instrumental that gave Quentin Tarantino the energy force to create the the all time award movie Pulp Fiction. Miserlou was made the Title song. Dale awarded the Lifetime Pop Music Culture Award from UC Berkeley with Ice-T, John Lee Hooker and Mick Fleetwood (Drummer of Fleetwood Mac) 1989 Dale Inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame located in the Hall of Champions building in San Diego, Ca.. 1988 Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughn Nominated for a Grammy Award for the music in the motion picture Back to the Beach. 1986 Dale was named Forefather of Rock and Roll by Thirty Years of Rock and Roll, 1963 Dale was the first power rock guitarist to be featured in a double page layout in Life magazine. 1963 Dale was the 1st rock guitarist to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, The nation's number one national show. Dick Dale was the first person to create the surf music sound. The first to take a sport and develop a music for it. He was also the first to have more than one record on the Top Ten charts at one time, and also to have five songs from a single album on the charts at once. He was first to sell out the Los Angeles sports arena. Dick Dale's Performance Movie Credits: "A Swinging Affair" Featured role as Dick Dale "Let's Make Love" Starring: Marilyn Monroe "Beach Party" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale "Muscle Beach Party" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale "Back To the Beach" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale Dick Dale's Music for Movies: Movie - "Pulp Fiction" - Title Song: 'Miserlou' Movie - "Escape From L.A." - (starring"Kurt Russell") Song:'Scalped' Movie - "Space Jam" - Song: 'Miserlou' Movie - "Kid in King Arthur's Court" - Song: 'Surf Beat' Movie - "The Heavyweights" - Song: 'NiteRider' Movie - "Barbed Wire" - Song: 'Nitro' Movie - "American Vampire" - Song: Movie - "Jesus's Son" - Song: Surf Buggy' ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Television Commercials: TV - "Domino's Pizza" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Mountain Dew" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Nisson Maxma" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Barclay's Bank of London" - Song: 'Nitrus" TV - "Philips Flat Screen TV" - Song: 'Esperanza' TV - "Bartles n Jame's" - Song: 'Surf Beat' TV - "Paramount Great America Amusement Parks" - Song: 'Nitro' TV - "Soloflex Workout Station" - Song: 'Take it Off' TV - "PBS" Public Broadcasting System - Rock n Roll Documentary - Dick Dale as a Rock n Roll Innovator- ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Yamaha World Racing Team" - Song: 'Scalped' "Denver Colorado Avalanch Hockey Team" - Song: 'Scalped' "Long Beach California Ice Dogs Hockey Team" - Song - 'Miserlou' (many more to be updated, 'I'm taking a break') ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MUSIC FOR NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOWS 2001 - THE WEBER SHOW - Song: 'Miserlou' 2001 - FRIENDS - Song: 'Miserlou' 2001 - PULP FICTION - Song: 'Miserlou' 2000 - STAR TREK VOYAGER - Song: 'Lets go Trippen' 2000 - SUPER BOWL - Song: 'Miserlou' ------------------------------------------------------------ Dick Dale's Appearance TV Credits: "Rosie O' Donnell Show" "David Letterman Show" "Conan O'Brian Show" "MTV" "PBS Special" "Beverly Hills 90210" "E" "CNN" "VH1" "Beavis & Butthead" MTV "Jools Holland'' BBC England with Eric Clapton, Dr. John, "Ed Sullivan Show" "Some guitar players play great, but Dick Dale is a great player." "Some people are talented guitarists, but Dick Dale is a guitar talent." "Some people play to sound great, but Dick Dale plays a great sound."

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Buddy Guy at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 05/14/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 05/14/17

    Buddy Guy
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    05/14/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $52.00 - $90.00
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    Buddy Guy

    “Every time we would finish a session,” says Buddy Guy, “if everybody felt good about it, we'd say, ’Let's do another.’ You need about 14, 15 songs for an album, but we had passed 18 songs and I said, ‘Man, when is this going to be over?’ But they kept throwing songs at me, and every damn thing we cut sounded pretty good. I got the word back that the label thought maybe it was a good idea to put two CDs out—one of them the slow stuff, more for listening, and the other, like B.B. King said, if you want to boogie-woogie all night long.” The result has a title both simple and clever: Rhythm & Blues, the first double-album set of his storied career. But more than five decades into a life as one of the world’s leading bluesmen, Buddy Guy is used to new surprises, challenges, and accolades. At age 76, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." The last year, in fact, has proven to be one of Guy’s most remarkable ever. He was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture; earlier in the year, at a performance at the White House, he even persuaded President Obama to join him on a chorus of “Sweet Home Chicago.” Also in 2012, he published his long-awaited memoir, When I Left Home, and released Live at Legends, which has been nominated for Best New Recording in the Living Blues Awards. Meanwhile, Guy keeps looking to the future of the blues through his ongoing work with his 14-year-old protégé, Quinn Sullivan. Now the story continues with Rhythm & Blues, 21 tracks which feature contributions from a stellar and wide-ranging set of guests, including Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and rising guitar wizard Gary Clark, Jr. “If you watch a ballgame, it seems like those guys are angry at one another, but when they finish playing, they go out and have drinks together,” says Guy. “Musicians were doing that before anybody—we don't have rivals as far as who can outplay who, but we have so much fun letting other people think that's what it is. So it’s really a blessing to have all of these guys on here.” He had a specific inspiration for a duet with his friend Kid Rock, realizing that “Messin’ with the Kid”—a 1960 hit for Guy’s long-time partner Junior Wells—was a perfect fit lyrically and musically. “I was surprised he hadn't gotten there himself,” says Guy. “I saw him at the White House and I thought, ‘I ain't gonna tell him, 'cause he might go and do it himself, I'm going to wait until I can do it!” I threw it at him and he jumped the fence—he did a hell of a job with it.” Probably the most unexpected guest on Rhythm & Blues (which was produced by Guy’s frequent collaborator Tom Hambridge, and recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios) is country superstar Keith Urban, who joins Guy on an emotional ballad called “One Day Away.” Guy maintains that he was well aware of Urban’s instrumental prowess before they teamed up. “I listen to everything, regardless of what type of music it’s branded,” he says. “If I hear a guitar that makes me pat my feet, and try to not go to sleep 'cause I’m afraid I might miss something, it's all right with me. Any guy who can think about playing music is a friend of mine, and the door is always open.” One song in particular jumped out at Guy, a funky travelogue called “Meet Me In Chicago” written by slide guitar maestro Robert Randolph. “I really fell in love with that one,” he says. “I been in Chicago 56 years—that sounds just like me. It's not really blues, but it's a good beat, so I wanted to see if I could do something with it.” Though Buddy Guy will forever be associated with Chicago, his story actually begins in Louisiana. One of five children, he was born in 1936 to a sharecropper’s family and raised on a plantation near the small town of Lettsworth, located some 140 miles northwest of New Orleans. Buddy was just seven years old when he fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”—a two-string contraption attached to a piece of wood and secured with his mother’s hairpins. On the new album, he recounts these days on such deeply personal songs as “I Came Up Hard” and “My Mama Loved Me.” In 1957, he took his guitar to Chicago, where he would permanently alter the direction of the instrument, first on numerous sessions for Chess Records playing alongside Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and the rest of the label’s legendary roster, and then on recordings of his own. His incendiary style—still in evidence all over Rhythm & Blues—left its mark on guitarists from Jimmy Page to John Mayer. “He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people,” said Eric Clapton at Guy’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2005. “My course was set, and he was my pilot.” These many years later, Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure, and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. And still, as one glorious track on Rhythm & Blues puts it, he claims that “All That Makes Me Happy is the Blues.” “I worry a lot about the legacy of Muddy, Wolf, and all the guys who created this stuff,” he says. “I want people to remember them. It's like the Ford car—Henry Ford invented the Ford car, and regardless how much technology they got on them now, you still have that little sign that says ‘Ford’ on the front. “One of the last things Muddy Waters told me—when I found out how ill he was, I gave him a call and said, ‘I'm on my way to your house.’ And he said, ‘Don't come out here, I'm doing all right. Just keep the damn blues alive.’ They all told me that if they left here before I did, then everything was going to be on my shoulders. So as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive.”

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Robby Krieger of The Doors at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 04/21/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 04/22/17

    Robby Krieger of The Doors
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    04/21/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $49.00 - $84.00
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    Robby Krieger of The Doors

    Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, is a musical performer and The Doors guitarist. He attended UCLA. "The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf. I accidentally sat and broke the record (I was about seven). Then I listened to rock 'n' roll – I listened to the radio a lot – Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters. "I started surfing at fourteen. There was lots of classical music in my house. My father liked march music. There was a piano at home. I studied trumpet at ten, but nothing came of it. Then I started playing blues on the piano?no lessons though. When I was seventeen, I started playing guitar. I used my friend's guitar. I didn't get my own until I was eighteen. It was a Mexican flamenco guitar. I took flamenco lessons for a few months. I switched around from folk to flamenco to blues to rock 'n' roll. "Records got me into the blues. Some of the newer rock 'n' roll, such as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If it hadn't been for Butterfield going electric, I probably wouldn't have gone rock 'n' roll. I didn't plan on rock 'n' roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock 'n' roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock 'n' roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There's no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz – which is dying – as far as making any money is concerned. "In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis. In the case of Tim Buckley or Dylan you have one man's ideas. Most groups today aren't groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves."

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Dick Dale at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 04/15/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 04/16/17

    Dick Dale
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    04/15/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $45.00 ALL SEATS RESERVED
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    Dick Dale

    The Dick Dale Phenomenon. His style is something different and unique. Since his first appearances Balboa, Ca. at the famed Rendezvous Ballroom, he has set and broken attendance records everywhere he's performed. His appearances at the Rendezvous Ballroom broke every existing record for the Ballroom by drawing capacity crowds of over four thousand screaming dancing fans every weekend each night down on the Balboa peninsula. Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before. Leo Fender gave the Fender Stratocaster along with a Fender Amp to Dale and told him to beat it to death and tell him what he thought of it. Dale took the guitar and started to beat it to death, and he blew up Leo Fender's amp and blew out the speaker. Dale proceeded to blow up forty nine amps and speakers; they would actually catch on fire. Leo would say, 'Dick, why do you have to play so loud?' Dale would explain that he wanted to create the sound of Gene Krupa the famous jazz drummer that created the sounds of the native dancers in the jungles along with the roar of mother nature's creature's and the roar of the ocean. Leo Fender kept giving Dale amps and Dale kept blowing them up! Till one night Leo and his right hand man Freddy T. went down to the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in Balboa, California and stood in the middle of Four Thousand screaming dancing Dick Dale fans and said to Freddy, I now know what Dick Dale is trying to tell me. Back to the drawing board. A special 85 watt output transformer was made that peaked 100 watts when dale would pump up the volume of his amp, this transformer would create the sounds along with Dale's style of playing, the kind of sounds that Dale dreamed of. BUT! they now needed a speaker that would handle the power and not burn up from the volume that would come from Dale's guitar. Leo, Freddy and Dale went to the James B. Lansing speaker company, and they explained that they wanted a fifteen inch speaker built to their specifications. That speaker would soon be known as the 15'' JBL -D130 speaker. It made the complete package for Dale to play through and was named the Single Showman Amp. When Dale plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the new Showman Amp and speaker cabinet, Dale became the first creature on earth to jump from the volume scale of a modest quiet guitar player on a scale of 4 to blasting up through the volume scale to TEN! That is when Dale became the "Father of Heavy Metal" as quoted from Guitar Player Magazine. Dale broke through the electronic barrier limitations of that era! Dale still wanted to go further, and as the crowds increased, Dale's volume increased, but he still wanted a bigger punch with thickness in the sound so that it would pulsate into the audience and leave them breathless. The JBL-D130 was doing its job until Dale froze it in the frame that held the speaker, the speaker cone would twist from the heavy playing from Dale and it would soon twist and stop to fluctuate back n forth. Leo, Freddy and Dale went back to the JBL speaker company and told them to rubberize the front ridge of the speaker allowing it to push forward and backward from the signal of Dale's guitar without cocking and twisting. The new updated version was called the JBL D-130F; the F stood for Fender. Leo, Freddy and Dale designed a speaker cabinet and in which they installed 2 -15''-JBL-D130F's. This caused Leo Fender to have to create a new and more powerful output transformer, they would call it the Dick Dale Transformer and it was made by the Triad Company. This became the 100 watt output transformer that would actually peak 180 watts. Nothing like this had ever been done before in the world of guitars and amplifiers. This became known as the Dual-Showman Piggy Back Amp. This is why Dick Dale is called the Father of all the power Players in the world! It is a Phenomena, that Dale is still playing with not only the same vengeance as he did in the 50's, but his playing is unleashed and shredding into the 90's with a focus and power as if from mother nature. He shares the stage with fellow players of all generations up into the alternative's of the 90's. Being completely self taught, Dick Dale plays left handed upside down which was a result of holding the guitar left-handed. The strings became upside-down, chords are designed for right handed players making it very difficult for a left handed player unless he were to change the strings for a left handed guitar, something that Dale never did. Dale is also a master at the Acoustic, Electronic, Bass and Spanish Guitars'. As well as the Ukulele, Banjo, Drums, Piano, Organ, Electronic Keyboard, Harpsichord, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Harmonica, Xylophone and, believe it or not... the Accordion! Dale was also responsible for another creation to the world of guitar players, "The Fender Tank Reverb". As Dale sang in his shows, he found that he did not have a vibrato in his voice, and he did not like the straight flat dry sound. to sustain his vocal notes, he turned to an old Hammond organ and found a reverb unit and showed it to Leo Fender and together they came up with the "Fender Tank Reverb". Dale then plugged a Shure Dynamic Bird cage Microphone into it and as Dale sang, his voice took on a very rich, sexy and full sound. Later, Dale then plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the Reverb Tank to sustain his guitar notes which became Dale's trademark sound.) (NOTE) Dale had already been titled "King of the Surf Guitar" by his surfer friends before his creation of the Fender Reverb, Dale's first album called "Surfer's Choice" was the first Surfing album to be commercially sold with a picture of Dale surfing by the pier in San Clemente, Ca. with a surfing title on it. This album alone sold over eighty-eight thousand albums in the late 50's and today in the 90's it would be like 4 million. There was not one song on that album that had a Reverb for effects, everything was played with nothing but Dale's sheer force and power. A bit of trivia, Dale's recording of "Miserlou" became the title song for Quentin Tarantino's Blockbuster movie "Pulp Fiction". Dick Dale has been called one of the hardest working men in show business. In the past five years he has maintained a heavy concert tour and public appearance schedule throughout the world. Focusing in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, South America and the U.S. He makes time to endorse some of his favorite products, including Dean Markley strings, Dale's string sizes are 16p, 18p, 20p. 38w, 48w, 58w...they use to be 39w, 49w, 60w.....he says he's getting lazy now. Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Graphtech String Saddles, Billabong clothing and Australia's Ugg Boot Company. Perhaps his most prominent endorsement would have to be for Fender Musical Instruments. Because of the popularity of Dale's signature playing, Fender added to their inventory of guitars, the making of the Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster which seems to be a favorite amongst the Dick Dale guitar players. John English, Fender's custom guitar maker set out to the task of building Dale's Signature Stratocaster guitar with Dale being the overseer. To be included with his favorites was the honor distinction to be the first musician ever to be endorsed by Telex Corp. Using the Telex FMR450 Digital Wireless which has made it possible for Dale to play his guitar walking into the audience. Along with his Dual Showman Fender Amps, Dale is particular in what tubes that he uses to help create his sound, he has chosen Ruby Tubes from a company called Magic Parts located in Point Reyes Station, California (800) 451-1992 Dale has also recorded original material for Disneyland's Space Mountain roller coaster ride, and the soundtrack for the History of NASA video shown in Space Mountain. Dale's music is being used in all the Disneyland's throughout the world along with being featured in a Disneyland Music album which is being sold by Disneyland. May 21, 1998 a historical day for Disneyland, Dick Dale was chosen to be the person to highlight the grand opening of Tomorrowland by standing on top of Space Mountain (without the use of a safety harness) with his Gold Fender Stratocaster guitar (the beast) and play for all to hear throughout Disneyland "Ghost Riders"& "Miserlou" - Dale's music has gone down in the annals of Disneyland history. Being a unique and versatile artist, Dick Dale is not limited to his musical skills. He has proved to be a respected Home designer and builder, personally designing and hand drawing the elevations and building his parents 7,000 square foot single story dream home in the California high desert so that he can be within easy reach to them. As of January 24, Dale's parent's celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, his dad is 86 and his mother is 81 years young. Dale is an accomplished Horseman, Exotic Animal Trainer, Surfer, Martial Arts Expert, Archer, and Pilot. His favorite plane is a Cessna 337B Super Skymaster, a twin tailed, front and rear engine aircraft which was also flown in the military and also sold to the general aviation pilots. Dale has a twin engine pilot rating. Featured in various articles including the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, Guitar World Magazine, Guitar and Guitar Player Mag and just recently the back cover of Fender Frontline Magazine with his 5 year old son Jimmy Stix holding their Fender Strats. And in 1981, Dick Dale was awarded Guitarist of the Year by Guitar Player Magazine. 2007 Dick Dale Presented 3rd only Personalized Medallion in 40 Years from Guitar Player Magazine as ''Guitar Legend''. 2006 Dick Dale Inducted the First Presidential Historical Society Lifetime Member in Quincy Massachusetts into the Presidential Historical Building. 2006 Dick Dale voted No. 1 Top Concert in 400 concerts and 400 Bands and Artists in Madrid Spain. 2000 Dick Dale Presented "Lifetime Achievement Award" by "The L.A. Weekly Magazine" 2000 Dick Dale inducted into the "White House Congressional Hall of Records" by Congressman "Jerry Lewis" (NOTE) The Complete Dick Dale White House Congressional Records File can be viewed by entering the Personal File listing on the Dick Dale Home Page... 1999 Dick Dale Nominated for "Lifetime Achievement Award" by "The L.A. Weekly Magazine" 1998 Dale Performed on top of "Space Mountain" for Grand Opening of "Tomorrowland" 1997 Dale Recorded and Performed the Music for Disneyland "Space Mountain" 1996 Dale Inducted into the "Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame" - Hollywood, California 1996 Dale presented a Platinum Record award for his performance recording of Miserlou, the guitar instrumental that gave Quentin Tarantino the energy force to create the the all time award movie Pulp Fiction. Miserlou was made the Title song. Dale awarded the Lifetime Pop Music Culture Award from UC Berkeley with Ice-T, John Lee Hooker and Mick Fleetwood (Drummer of Fleetwood Mac) 1989 Dale Inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame located in the Hall of Champions building in San Diego, Ca.. 1988 Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughn Nominated for a Grammy Award for the music in the motion picture Back to the Beach. 1986 Dale was named Forefather of Rock and Roll by Thirty Years of Rock and Roll, 1963 Dale was the first power rock guitarist to be featured in a double page layout in Life magazine. 1963 Dale was the 1st rock guitarist to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, The nation's number one national show. Dick Dale was the first person to create the surf music sound. The first to take a sport and develop a music for it. He was also the first to have more than one record on the Top Ten charts at one time, and also to have five songs from a single album on the charts at once. He was first to sell out the Los Angeles sports arena. Dick Dale's Performance Movie Credits: "A Swinging Affair" Featured role as Dick Dale "Let's Make Love" Starring: Marilyn Monroe "Beach Party" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale "Muscle Beach Party" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale "Back To the Beach" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale Dick Dale's Music for Movies: Movie - "Pulp Fiction" - Title Song: 'Miserlou' Movie - "Escape From L.A." - (starring"Kurt Russell") Song:'Scalped' Movie - "Space Jam" - Song: 'Miserlou' Movie - "Kid in King Arthur's Court" - Song: 'Surf Beat' Movie - "The Heavyweights" - Song: 'NiteRider' Movie - "Barbed Wire" - Song: 'Nitro' Movie - "American Vampire" - Song: Movie - "Jesus's Son" - Song: Surf Buggy' ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Television Commercials: TV - "Domino's Pizza" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Mountain Dew" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Nisson Maxma" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Barclay's Bank of London" - Song: 'Nitrus" TV - "Philips Flat Screen TV" - Song: 'Esperanza' TV - "Bartles n Jame's" - Song: 'Surf Beat' TV - "Paramount Great America Amusement Parks" - Song: 'Nitro' TV - "Soloflex Workout Station" - Song: 'Take it Off' TV - "PBS" Public Broadcasting System - Rock n Roll Documentary - Dick Dale as a Rock n Roll Innovator- ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Yamaha World Racing Team" - Song: 'Scalped' "Denver Colorado Avalanch Hockey Team" - Song: 'Scalped' "Long Beach California Ice Dogs Hockey Team" - Song - 'Miserlou' (many more to be updated, 'I'm taking a break') ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MUSIC FOR NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOWS 2001 - THE WEBER SHOW - Song: 'Miserlou' 2001 - FRIENDS - Song: 'Miserlou' 2001 - PULP FICTION - Song: 'Miserlou' 2000 - STAR TREK VOYAGER - Song: 'Lets go Trippen' 2000 - SUPER BOWL - Song: 'Miserlou' ------------------------------------------------------------ Dick Dale's Appearance TV Credits: "Rosie O' Donnell Show" "David Letterman Show" "Conan O'Brian Show" "MTV" "PBS Special" "Beverly Hills 90210" "E" "CNN" "VH1" "Beavis & Butthead" MTV "Jools Holland'' BBC England with Eric Clapton, Dr. John, "Ed Sullivan Show" "Some guitar players play great, but Dick Dale is a great player." "Some people are talented guitarists, but Dick Dale is a guitar talent." "Some people play to sound great, but Dick Dale plays a great sound."

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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • 1964 The Tribute at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 04/08/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 04/9/17

    1964 The Tribute
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    04/08/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.00-$60.00
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    1964 The Tribute

    Since the early 80's, "1964"…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth". "1964" …The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, "1964" astonishingly recreates an early 60's live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. Over 25 years of researching and performing have made "1964" masters of their craft. Come see why "1964"…The Tribute is the definitive Beatles show!

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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
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  • Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 04/06/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 04/6/17

    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    04/06/2017 07:30 PM EDT
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    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

    An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood From Whose Line is it Anyway? Welcome to An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. Following the enormous success of ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, two stars of the Emmy nominated series, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Mochrie and Sherwood take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. “Whose Line” continues to draw new fans with new episodes currently airing on The CW. Visit the official Colin and Brad website: www.colinandbradshow.com

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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
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  • Get The Led Out at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 03/24/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 03/25/17

    Get The Led Out
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    03/24/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $29.00-$39.00
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    Get The Led Out

    GTLO's mission is to bring the studio recordings of Led Zeppelin to life in concert. In the studio, Led Zeppelin layered many guitars, vocals, keyboards, and various other instruments in a process known as "overdubbing." Quite simply, it's physically impossible for only 4 people to recreate those amazing recordings in a live performance. Zeppelin themselves never attempted replicating their recorded work in concert, as it would have required hiring additional musicians, and they just weren't about that. Get The Led Out however, is ALL about that! With an "all hands on deck" approach, GTLO in some cases will call upon members of their crew, management team, and of course the lovely Diana DeSantis in an effort to bring you the songs of Led Zeppelin just the way you remember them!

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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
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  • The Charlie Daniels Band at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 03/19/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 03/19/17

    The Charlie Daniels Band
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    03/19/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $39.00- $75.00
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    The Charlie Daniels Band

    "Few individuals have symbolized the South in popular culture as directly and indelibly as Charlie Daniels." Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature "bullrider" hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyhood dream come true), his love of horses, cowboy lore and the heroes of championship rodeo, Western movies, and Louis L'Amour novels, identify him as a Westerner. The son of a lumberjack and a Southerner by birth, his music - rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel - is quintessentially Southern. In fact, even his bent for all things Western is Southern, because his attire, his lifestyle and his interests are historically emblematic of Southern working class solidarity with the "lone cowboy" individualism of the American West. It hasn't been so much a style of music, but more the values consistently reflected in several styles that has connected Charlie Daniels with millions of fans. For decades, he has steadfastly refused to label his music as anything other than "CDB music," music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Like so many great American success stories, The Charlie Daniels saga begins in rural obscurity. Born in 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was raised on a musical diet that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands, and the rhythm & blues and country music emanating respectively from Nashville's 50,000-watt megabroadcasters WLAC and WSM. He graduated from high school in 1955 and soon enlisted in the rock .n' roll revolution ignited by Mississippian Elvis Aaron Presley. Already skilled on guitar, fiddle and mandolin, Daniels formed a rock .n' roll band and hit the road. While enroute to California in 1959 the group paused in Texas to record "Jaguar," an instrumental produced by the Bob Johnston, which was picked up for national distribution by Epic. It was also the beginning for a long association with Johnston. The two wrote "It Hurts Me," which became the B side of a 1964 Presley hit. In 1969, at the urging of Johnston, Daniels moved to middle Tennessee to find work as a session guitarist in Nashville. Among his more notable sessions were the Bob Dylan albums of 1969-70 Nashville Skyline, New Morning, and Self Portrait. Daniels produced the Youngbloods albums of 1969-70 Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind, toured Europe with Leonard Cohen and performed on records with artists as different as Al Kooper and Marty Robbins. Daniels broke through as a record maker, himself, with 1973's Honey In the Rock and its hit hippie song "Uneasy Rider." His rebel anthems "Long Haired Country Boy" and "The South's Gonna Do It" propelled his 1975 collection Fire On the Mountain to Double Platinum status. Following stints with Capitol and Kama Sutra, Epic Records signed him to its rock roster in New York in 1976. The contract, reportedly worth $3 million, was the largest ever given to a Nashville act up to that time. In the summer of 1979 Daniels rewarded the company's faith by delivering "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which became a Platinum single, topped both country and pop charts, won a Grammy Award, became an international phenomenon, earned three Country Music Association trophies, became a cornerstone of the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack and propelled Daniel's Million Mile Reflections album to Triple Platinum sales levels. The album's title was a reference to a milestone in The Charlie Daniels Band's legendary coast to coast tours. Including two drummers, twin guitars, and a flamenco dancer, the CDB often toured more than 250 days a year and by this time had logged more than a million miles on the road. On the Million Mile Reflections Tour, transported in a convoy of busses and gleaming black tractor-trailer rigs - a show that stopped traffic all over the country - the band now included a full horn section, back-up singers, a troupe of clog dancers and sometimes a gospel choir. By 1981, the Charlie Daniels Band had twice been voted the Academy of Country Music's Touring Band of the Year. Daniels' annual Volunteer Jam concerts, world-famous musical extravaganzas that served as a prototype for many of today's annual day-long music marathons, always featured a variety of current stars and heritage artists and are considered by historians as his most impressive contribution to Southern music. Among the artists "Jam Daddy" has hosted at 16 of these mega musical samplers are Roy Acuff, Don Henley, Tanya Tucker, Amy Grant, Leon Russell, Billy Ray Cyrus, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, James Brown, Duane Eddy, Pat Boone, The Outlaws, Dwight Yoakam, Steppenwolf, Bill Monroe, Exile, The Judds, Orleans, Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Link Wray, Ted Nugent, Billy Joel, the Marshall Tucker Band, Solomon Burke, Little Richard, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eugene Fodor, Woody Herman, and Bobby Jones and the New Life Singers. "I used to say, .I'm not an outlaw; I'm an outcast,'" says the Grammy Award winning star. "When it gets right down to the nitty gritty, I've just tried to be who I am. I've never followed trends or fads. I couldn't even if I tried. I can't be them; I can't be anybody but me." When you hear a classic Charlie Daniels Band performance like "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," you hear music that knows no clear genre. Is it a folk tale? A southern boogie? A country fiddle tune? An electric rock anthem? The answer is, "yes" to all of that and more. And the same goes for "In America," "Uneasy Rider," "The South's Gonna Do It," "Long Haired Country Boy," "Still in Saigon," "The Legend of Wooley Swamp," and the rest of a catalog that spans 50 years of record making and represents more than 20 million in sales. His resume includes recording sessions with artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Flatt & Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Mark O'Connor, Leonard Cohen and Ringo Starr. His songs have been recorded by Elvis Presley and Tammy Wynette. This touring legend has been documented by ABC Newsmagazine 20/20. In April 1998, top stars and two former Presidents paid tribute to Daniels when he was named the recipient of the Pioneer Award at the Academy of Country Music's annual nationally televised ceremonies. "In his time he's played everything from rock to jazz, folk to western swing, and honkytonk to award-winning gospel", former President Jimmy Carter said. "In Charlie's own words, .Let there be harmony, let there be fun and 12 notes of music to make us all one.'." "Charlie's love of music is only surpassed by his love of people, especially the American people," former President Gerald Ford said. "He's traveled this land from coast to coast singing about the things that concern the American people. The Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award is presented to a supremely talented compassionate and proud American, and a fair to middlin' golfer, too!" On Saturday night, January 19th, 2008, Charlie's life long dream became a reality. He was inducted as a full-fledged member into the Grand Ole Opry. "It is an honor that I can't begin to articulate, there is no way I can express what it means to me", says Daniels. "And to make it special, I was joined on stage by Russell Palmer, the man who taught me my first guitar chords all those years ago." "I pursued my dream in music and by the goodness of God have been able to have a wonderful career, which has spanned fifty years". "I have been blessed with Gold, Platinum and Multiplatinum albums, I have appeared many times on network television, even in moving pictures. I have won multiple awards from The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, The Gospel Music Association and even a Grammy. I have even played on the Grand Ole Opry many times. But I was always on the outside looking in. I was always a guest, never a member." "Ain't God good"!!!!!!!!!!

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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • David Bromberg at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 03/17/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 03/18/17

    David Bromberg
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    03/17/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $50.00
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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • The Yardbirds, Vanilla Fudge at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 03/04/2017 08:00 PM EST: 03/5/17

    The Yardbirds, Vanilla Fudge
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    03/04/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $49.00-$59.00
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    The Yardbirds

    The Yardbirds are more than a Rock band…they are an institution…which, in the brief period from 1963 to 1968, made an indelible mark on the "Shapes of Things" to come. To the casual music fan, The Yardbirds are best known as the band that honed the skills of future "guitar gods" Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page; and for their slew of chart hits, including "For Your Love," "Heart Full of Soul", "I'm A Man", and "Over Under Sideways Down". Led by core members and songwriters Jim McCarty (drums), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar/bass) and the late Keith Relf (vocals/harmonica), the band's experimental explorations also provided the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzz tone, feedback and distortion. Even their 1968 break-up set the stage for Rock 'n' Roll's future…leading Jimmy Page to form the New Yardbirds, later re-christened Led Zeppelin. Reuniting decades later, McCarty and Dreja brought The Yardbirds boldly into the 21st Century with the 2003 release of the acclaimed CD Birdland, which featured guest appearances from the likes of Brian May, Joe Satriani, Slash and Steve Vai. Additionally, the band commemorated their 50th Anniversary with the release of their live DVD Making Tracks in 2013. In 2015, Jim McCarty debuted the new touring line-up of The Yardbirds, consisting of guitarist Johnny A, bassist Kenny Aaronson, singer / harpist / percussionist Myke Scavone, and guitarist / singer John Idan to rave reviews. As Goldmine Magazine stated, "the band's hallmark of top-notch musicianship remains. There are no passengers in this band." The Yardbirds -- electrifying, eclectic and way ahead of their time – melded heavy rock, wild jams, and an improvisatory feel, and continue to influence generations of bands. Go to a Yardbirds show and you'll find crowds filled with 20-somethings to baby boomers all thrilling to this band's legendary power. Watching The Yardbirds in action is experiencing rock'n'roll history.

    Vanilla Fudge

    To be an influence on the likes Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Van Halen, certainly secures a place in rock n roll history for the legendary Vanilla Fudge. In the summer of 1967, amongst the "sit ins", protest marches and "happenings", Vanilla Fudge released a remake of The Supremes "You Keep Me Hangin' On", scored a top ten hit and never looked back. Other hits include "Take Me For A While" and "Season Of The Witch." Now, Vanilla Fudge returns in celebration of their first new album in several years titled 'The Spirit Of 67.' They feature original members Guitarist Vinnie Martell, Keyboardist Mark Stein and Drummer Carmine Appice (Tim and Carmine later played with Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck).

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    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • The Musical Box at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 03/03/2017 08:00 PM EST: 03/4/17

    The Musical Box
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    03/03/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $45.00
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    The Musical Box

    The exclusive, authorized by Peter Gabriel, re-creation of genesis - "The Musical Box recreated, very accurately I must say, what Genesis was doing. I saw them in Bristol with my children so they could see what their father did back then." (Peter Gabriel - voir Montreal - Nov 2002) - "When it came to the gig (Geneva, Feb 24th 2005), I watched and listened. They played that stuff better than we ever did." (Phil Collins' official website - March 2005) - "I cannot imagine that you could have a better tribute for any act. They not only manage to sound, but look virtually identical. It seems as though nothing is too difficult for them." (Steve Hackett - Story.New.Yahoo.com - Jul 2002) - "It was better than the real thing actually. It was great, that was fantastic." (Mike Rutherford - BBC News - Feb 2002) - "I have seen a video or them and the guy who does Peter Gabriel is brilliant." (Tony Banks - Nova TV - FEB 1998)

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    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/