Kenny Wayne Shepherd 02.04.2017

In the early days of Rock & Roll, a lot of the bands I listened to were blues rock oriented, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Steven Stills.  Over the years Rock & Roll has matured, but some of its greatest guitarists still play a blues/rock flavor of music.  One of…

Daryl Hall & John Oates 09.14.16

It’s a Wednesday night, a work and school night and the audience slowly wanders into AK Chin Pavilion as the first band starts playing for tonight’s concert.  Everyone is here to see one of their favorite bands, Hall & Oates.  Daryl Hall and John Oates are an American musical duo from Philadelphia.  Their style of…

Chicago 07.06.16

The lights go out, 9 people wander onto the stage and then the magic starts.  The lights hit the stage and the thunder of the horns starts to resonate thought the venue.  The stage starts to turn and all of a sudden, you realize that this is going to be a magical evening.  Welcome to…

Galactic 03.02.16

How do you characterize Galactic?  Jazz?  Funk?  Roots? R n’ B? All of the above?  Galactic has been through a wide progression of “all of the above” over their 20 years of performing that also included forays into rock, electronic/dance and rap/hip-hop. New Orleans, based Galactic appeared at the Live Wire in Scottsdale on March 2,…

MarchFourth 02.21.16

I’ve been listening to MarchFourth for several years now, but February 21, 2016 at the Crescent Ballroom was the first opportunity I’ve had to see them in person.  And they did not disappoint. They’re different.  In so many ways.  Mostly they’re a great break from the routine.  Their music is not something you hear much…

One to Watch: Kaleo 11.24.2015

Kaleo opened in support of Family of the Year at the Crescent Ballroom on November 24, 2015.  Kaleo’s a surprising band – group fo four young men from Mosfellsbaer, Iceland who sound like they’re from the depths of Mississippi. Kaleo’s first hit, All the Pretty Girls dropped in mid-2014 and the band made its U.S. debut…