Grammy nominated John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester (The Hollies) will take the stage together for a unique acoustic concert experience. These Classic Rock legends will be playing many of the songs that made them famous through the years; songs that transport you to a certain time period or give you that special feeling.
Chris McDermott - Guitarist, composer, singer, producer of fine recordings and Viking oarsman, Chris has released 5 albums and produced and played on many more. A former staff writer for Warner/Chappel publishing and part-time instructor at Berklee College of Music (guitar theory), he has also toured as sideman to blues greats Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright, Toni Lynn Washington and many more.
Roberto Morbioli plays the Blues. He can breathe fire in his performances like a young Clapton or Stevie Ray. Crowded, noisy bars hush a bit when he steps up and folks look around to see who this is making such a holy wail. Roberto has played at some of the biggest European festivals like: Amsterdam Blues Festival, New Orleans Music Festival in Ascona and Sanremo Blues Festival. He has performed in the USA at B.B. King’s Blues club in Memphis, and “Antone’s” in Austin, Texas.
Will Dailey is an acclaimed recording and performing artist, who is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter. Dailey has released two full-length albums (Back Flipping Forward and Torrent) through CBS Records, one on Universal Republic (Will Dailey & The Rivals - named album of the year by The Improper Bostonian) and his music has been featured on over 50 TV programs and films.
Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, “The Backseat EP”, and receiving the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”.
Dan Hicks' long, strange trip began in the 1960's San Francisco where his first band, The Charlatans, were an integral part of that psychedelic scene. Later he put together an acoustic combo which included two female backup singers, dubbed "Lickettes". Billed as Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, the group went on to produce the critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums "Where's The Money?", "Striking It Rich" and "Last Train To Hicksville". They toured worldwide and Dan appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine three times.
Rock legend Carl Palmer is one of the most highly regarded drummers of all time. His explosive technique, speedy hands, sheer power and indulgent, often showy tendencies place him in at the top of the drum pantheon alongside Rush's Neil Peart. Palmer will always be remembered as a founding member of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP), a band that was an exciting and daring progressive outfit consisting of a trio of young superstars.
Peter Case is a three time Grammy nominee for his work as singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (his 2007 solo album, Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, was among those named in the Best Contemporary Folk category). He has recorded more than a dozen solo records for the Geffen, Vanguard and Yep Roc labels, is the author of several books as well as a sought-after record producer and his songs have been featured in movies and TV shows.
CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, featuring recordings from and songs by artists who were at the 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965 Newport Folk Festival (there were none in 61 and 62), along with a smattering of tracks from later Festivals. Pete Seeger, Bob Gibson, Joan Baez, Flatt & Scruggs, Bob Dylan, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Bill Monroe, the Kossoy Sisters, the Greenbriar Boys, Ian & Sylvia, the Kingston Trio, Theodore Bikel, Arlo Guthrie, and MANY MORE! Tune in and enjoy both the history AND the music!