Jerry Riopelle and Friends 03.10.2017

Unless you lived in the Phoenix area in the 70s and 80s, you probably have no idea who Jerry Riopelle is.  For some strange reason, Phoenix took Jerry as one of our own and he became a mainstay in the Phoenix music scene.  We were first introduced to Jerry when he was the lead-up act…

Styx 01.15.2017

If this is how 2017 is starting out, then we are going to be very lucky and have a great year of music here in the valley.  On Sunday night, the 70s rock group Styx came back to the Talking Stick Resort Ballroom to play their greatest hits to a packed venue and they did…

Dave Mason’s Alone Together Again Tour 01.07.17

It’s been almost 40 years since I saw Dave Mason at a small bar in Tempe, Arizona.  Dave was one of the founding members of the 60s rock band Traffic.  After leaving Traffic in the late 60s, Dave released the classic rock album, Alone Together in 1970.  A friend challenged me to create a list…

ARW 11.20.16

On Sunday November 20th, ARW (3 members of the legendary group YES) came to the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona to delight the fans with an outstanding 2.5 hour show of classic YES music.  ARW is made up of Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.  Lead singer, Jon Anderson was amazing with his signature…

Journey 11.19.16

Finally the nights are cooling off, but the music tonight was hot.  On Sunday night November 19th Journey rapped up their 2016 tour at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort.  It was a sold out show with a lot of the fans standing around the pool.  I saw Journey back in 1978 when Steve Perry…

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band 11.15.16

Ringo Starr brought his All-Starr Band to a sold-out show at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix AZ on Tuesday November 15th.  The show was “In The Round”.  Celebrity Theatre is a unique venue in that it has a circular stage that turns and the audience rings the stage.  The other nice feature of the venue…