Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre
Saturday, April 22
The Charlie Daniels Band will return to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Saturday night, April 22, 2017, for an evening of high-powered country and southern rock. The evening will be celebrated by a season opening pre-show reception in the theater’s newly refurbished outdoor beer garden.
The singer, guitarist, and fiddler first worked as a Nashville session musician, playing electric bass on three Bob Dylan albums and on recordings by Leonard Cohen. He produced an album by The Youngbloods, and it is his violin that can be heard on their hit “Darkness, Darkness.” He also played fiddle on many of The Marshall Tucker Band’s early albums and on Hank Williams, Jr.’s album “Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends.” Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, profoundly emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 16, 2016.
Daniels won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1979 for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” The following year, “Devil” became a major crossover success on rock radio stations after its inclusion on the soundtrack for the hit movie Urban Cowboy. Daniels appeared in the movie. He keeps an active tour schedule and his music continues to receive airplay on country and classic rock stations every day.
with Four By Fate
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Saturday, April 29
Rock radio station WPDH and WM Concerts bring the band Foreigner to the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Saturday, April 29, 2017 for an electric performance. Led by its founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones, Foreigner has just celebrated its 40th anniversary along with the release of its first-ever official autobiography, a new EP and the establishment of a new brand licensing deal.
Jones recruited the band members and he’s written or co-written all of the group’s hit songs. Foreigner is best known for their classic rock hits from the late ’70s and 1980s, including “Urgent,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and “Cold As Ice.” Their other Top 40 hits include “Double Vision,” “Say You Will” and “I Don’t Want to Live Without You,” “Long, Long Way from Home,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Head Games,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Break It Up” and “That Was Yesterday.” Jones continues to lead Foreigner, which remains a very active touring band.
The Retrospective/Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his #1 hit “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan has U.S. tour that includes rare performances in Milwaukee, Davenport,IA, Aurora, IL, and Madison. The single “Sunshine Superman” rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 3, 1966.
After a breakthrough and historic period of hit recordings, Donovan actively and consistently performed live, and today remains a towering icon of rock’s golden age. He played with and influenced generations of music’s greats while releasing a canon of music that changed the world.
Donovan met and traded songs with Bob Dylan during Dylan’s 1965 U.K. tour and, as an influence on the Beatles, was at Abbey Road Studios for the final recording session for “A Day in the Life,” the last song on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Then, while on a trip with the Beatles to see the Maharishi, he taught John, Paul and George to fingerpick, which gave us Blackbird, Julia and Dear Prudence among other songs on the White Album. For a time, his sidemen were John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page (with John Bonham occasionally coming by),
a pairing that would lead to great things, to say the least.
It was said at his 2012 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame induction that, at age 16, “Donovan singlehandedly initiated the psychedelic revolution with (the album) Sunshine Superman.” The recording announced “flower power” for the first time. It has also been said that Donovan is “chiefly responsible for introducing meditation and Eastern philosophy into modern lifestyle and songwriting.” Now, 50 years after his historic debut there, he will return to Carnegie Hall in New York City, putting our musical history and the genesis of a vast music culture once again before our eyes.
There are dozens more, but his best loved songs include “Catch The Wind,” “Sunshine Superman,” “Season of the Witch,” “Lalena,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Atlantis,” “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” “Epistle to Dippy,” “There Is A Mountain,” “Jennifer Juniper,” “Barabajagal,” “To Susan on the West Coast Waiting,” and “Happiness Runs.”
The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night
The Box Tops
Saturday, June 17
Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, better known as The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, will bring the latest version of their highly successful classic pop/rock tour to The Palace in Albany for an evening of music from the ‘60’s, ‘70’s and beyond, performed by some of the era’s most iconic acts. The show will take place on Saturday night, June 17, 2017. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 9th.
Kaylan and Volman have described themselves as two slightly bewildered kids thrust into the fast lane of rock ‘n’ roll stardom, recording hits, achieving fame, hanging out with the Beatles, joining the Mothers of Invention and acting in the 200 Motels movie, and today remain one of most enduring bands from the “Flower Power” period.
The 2017 version of The Happy Together Tour features a cavalcade of Top 40 hits by The Turtles (“Happy Together,” “Elenore”) Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night (“One Is The Loneliest Number,” “Eli’s Coming,”) The Association (“Never My Love,” “Windy,”) The Cowsills (“The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,”) The Box Tops (“The Letter,” “Cry Like A Baby,”) and Ron Dante of the Archies (“Sugar, Sugar,” “Bang-Shang-A-Lang”). The Happy Together Tour has been attracting large crowds of happy fans since 2010.
Ives Concert Park
Sunday, June 25
Brian Setzer is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80’s and swing in the ’90’s). Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name.
Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, he became one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Setzer was chosen to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Setzer had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, he was asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
Celebrating 60 Years of Hits – His Way
Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre
Sunday, June 25
Anka has had a storied career, recording and touring the country since becoming famous during the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” and “(You’re) Having My Baby.” He penned the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones’s biggest hits, “She’s a Lady,” as well as the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song, “My Way.”