“Walter Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart as well as get you dancing. Lyrical and political, personal and otherworldly at the same time, transcendent as well as down to earth, Walter is a musical treasure, an artist of the highest caliber. To hear him is to be lifted into a mystical sphere. I adore him.” – Judy Collins
- The “Godfather of British Blues” John Mayall – October 14th!
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:00pm
at The Lyric Theatre Oct 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Born in 1933, John Mayall grew up in a town outside of Manchester, England. Inspired by his father’s extensive record collection, Mayall fell in love with the blues. At age 14, the aspiring musician went to Manchester’s Junior School of Art where he continued his musical education, playing the guitar, piano, and harmonica. Taking inspiration from the sounds of Leadbelly, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson among others, John Mayall devoted himself fully to the blues.
In the 1970s, John Mayall moved to California where he continued working with some of the greatest contemporary recording artists. A decade later, moved by nostalgia and fan support, Mayall decided to reform the original Bluesbreakers, joining with John McVie, Mick Taylor, and a new drummer, Colin Allen, for a few tours and a video concert called Blues Alive. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, John decided to permanently bring the Bluesbreakers back, and after a long search process, launched the new Bluesbreakers band in 1984, featuring Coco Montoya and Walter Trout. By 1993, Texas guitarist Buddy Whittington had joined, making his recording debut on the album Spinning Coin.
In 2005, after nearly 50 years of playing the blues, John Mayall was awarded a prestigious OBE by The Queen’s Honour list. Although Mayall permanently retired the Bluesbreakers band in 2008, the veteran blues musician couldn’t stay away from the stage for long, and in 2009, Mayall put together a new band to record an album with Eagles Records. His latest studio album, Find a Way to Care, is a testament to his enduring legacy in the world of blues. With the recent release of Live in 1967 Volume II and a brand new studio album in the works, John Mayall continues to reign as the Godfather of British Blues. Don’t miss John Mayall this season at The Lyric Theatre.
An Evening with David Crosby and Friends – The Lighthouse Tour
Nov 22nd at 8pm
Behind the scenes of David Crosby’s new record “Lighthouse”. Lighthouse is available for pre-order on CD and Vinyl now, and will be available October 21st wo…
Ana Popovic returns to The Lyric, Stuart, FL Feb. 22nd, 2015 ! http://lyrictheatre.com/show/7408-ana-popovic
ANA POPOVIC BAND ‘Can You See Me’ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – from the album ‘Are You Experienced’ (1967) © 2014 artisteXclusive records / Ana Popovic Music Recorded by The CineVeliz Production Company Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX – March ’14 http://www.anapopovic.com http://www.facebook.com/AnaPopovicMusic http://www.youtube.com/anapopovicband http://twitter.com/AnaPopovic Special thanks to the Experience Hendrix LLC & PHH Entertainment Ventures LLC