MIKE STERN/DAVE WECKL BAND – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – December 7th, 2016

MIKE STERN/DAVE WECKL BAND

MIKE STERN/DAVE WECKL BAND

Wed 12.7

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$29.00 - $59.00

feat. Bob Franceschini and Tom Kennedy

Mike Stern
Mike Stern
One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards). An electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and his inherently bluesy string bending prowess, Stern has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or session he plays by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Albert King.

On his latest recording, Eclectic, Stern goes toe-to-toe with Texas guitar slinger Eric Johnson in a scintillating, six-string summit meeting that is manna for guitar aficionados. And as the title suggests, these two modern day guitar heroes cut a wide stylistic swath on eleven originals while showcasing their mutual love of Hendrix on the iconic blues, "Red House." Unlike his previous recording, All Over the Place, which featured a sprawling cast of characters, Eclectic was recorded in three days at Johnson's studio in Austin with a core group of the two celebrated guitarists, bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Anton Fig (with only a few selected guests, including Mike's wife Leni Stern on n'goni and vocals and singer-songwriter Christopher Cross on backing vocals). "My records lately have been with a whole bunch of different people, but this was really cool to just have one group and barely add any overdubs," says Stern. "It was really kind of live, which I have always liked to do. We just set up and played. And because it was Eric's studio, no one was looking at the clock. So the record really went down fast, but we had plenty of time to do it."

Eclectic is scheduled for an October 27, 2014 release on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/