Dixie Dregs – Dawn of the Dregs Tour 2018 – Ridgefield Playhouse – March 14, 2018

The Ridgefield Playhouse hosted the Progressive jazz/rock fusion band Dixie Dregs for a tour many thought would never happen. The Dregs original members have reunited this year to the delight of many long time hard core fans. The Dixie Dregs original members are Steve Morse on lead guitar, Andy West on bass, Allen Sloan on violin, Steve Davidowski on keyboards and Rod Morgenstein rounding out the band on drums. This is the 45th anniversary reunion tour and though through the years other members have come […]

The Dixie Dregs coming to Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT

Critically acclaimed and six-time GRAMMY®-Award nominated musical virtuoso’s, THE DIXIE DREGS (a.k.a The Dregs), are gearing up for a national U.S. tour starting February 28. The performances will mark the first time in 40 years the original band–Steve Morse (guitar), Andy West (bass), Allen Sloan (violin), Steve Davidowski (keyboards) and Rod Morgenstein (drums)–will share the stage. Tickets are on sale now. The “DAWN OF THE DREGS” 25-date tour–with additional dates to be announced soon–will take the band across the country starting on February 28 in […]

POCO – Infinity Music Hall Hartford, CT – February 24, 2018

Poco played the Infinity Music Hall to a sold out crowd of dedicated fans. The band is celebrating their 50th anniversary and is still giving it their all. Poco in 2018 consists of Rusty Young – pedal steel guitar, banjo, Dobro, guitar, mandolin, lap steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals; Jack Sundrud – bass, acoustic guitar, vocals ; Michael Webb – keyboard, accordion and mandolin; and Rick Lonow on drums, percussion. Rusty Young, Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Randy Meisner and George Grantham were the […]

Jim Messina – Infinity Music Hall Hartford, CT – February 24, 2018

It was a fantastic evening at the Infinity Music Hall with a spot on performance by the legendary Jim Messina and his band. Messina was joined by Gary Oleyar – fiddle and guitar, Craig Thomas – saxophone, woodwinds and percussion, Dave Beyer – drums and Michael Brady on bass. Together they gave the audience a truly memorable performance. I think Jim Messina has never received the recognition from the public nor his peers that he deserves for his contributions to the music many of us heard […]

Joe Satriani’s G3 Tour

Joe Satriani’s G3 Tour Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford,CT Feb. 8, 2018 Joe Satriani – John Petrucci – Phil Collen   Guitarist Joe Satriani began the G3 tours over twenty years ago and since its inception the legendary guitar player has invited two other highly regarded rock guitarists to play each tour with him. The artists each have their own set to showcase their solo talents before coming together at the end of the concert to jam for a few songs. This entire style of show […]

Joe Satriani will be at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT Thursday February, 8th

  Joe Satriani will be at the Oakdale Theater on Thursday, February 8th as part of his kickoff of the 2018 G3 tour. This tour will be showcasing the guitarists  newly released 16th solo album, What Happens Next. Accompanying Satriani on the tour will be Bryan Beller – Bass, Joe Travers – Drums, Mike Keneally – Guitar/Keyboards What Happens Next was recorded with a remarkable power trio: Satriani on guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) on bass and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter […]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Ghosts of Christmas” Mohegan Sun Arena November 26, 2017 The Christmas season has arrived with the performance from the progressive rock band the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This has become an almost every year tradition for many. So it doesn’t seem like the season starts without an evening watching TSO. The performance was split into two parts. The first portion of the show was the “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”, a story from the 1999 soundtrack, was narrated by Bryan Hicks as portions of the rock opera were […]

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour Mohegan Sun Arena Nov. 9, 2017 It was a fantastic performance by Lady Gaga for the sold out crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena. A perfect venue for a top act like this. The center of the arena was all open festival standing. Although midway through the first couple of songs most in the upper sections were on their feet as well. Because as Lady Gaga said “It’s a party and what do you do at party? Stand up and dance.” […]

The Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball: A Mid-Autumn Night’s Dream

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Oct. 29, 2017 Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, Hartford, CT Halloween started early when the Slambovian Circus of Dreams came to Hartford. The special performance Halloween Ball featured the band and audience in costume. Puck introduced the band with a poem. The band’s costumes were were a bit like an act out of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” though a slightly twisted version. Joziah wore a trademark top hat, although this night it was more festively adorned with leaves and horns […]

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot Garde Arts Center – New London, CT September 23, 2017 The Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot took the stage at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut to entertain a full house of fans. After decades of touring the 78 year old Gordon Lightfoot has honed his skills on which direction to take the audience. He begins the concert with the self depreciating humor acknowledging the rumor years ago that he had died. No, he is alive and ready to entertain. Gaunt […]