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MANZAREK-ROGERS BAND - canceled
March 28, 2013
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED, PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 415-655-5600 FOR QUESTIONS OR REFUNDS.
“You can hear echoes of The Doors, traces of blues, flashes of jazz and touches of rock. It’s hard to put into words the magical music world they’ve created – but it works.” ~ Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Thursday, Mar 28
- 8pm $30 adv, $35 doors
Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers have formed a new ensemble and recorded a hard driving blues-rock project that is a stirring and masterful collaboration. The iconic co-founder of The Doors and the master slide guitarist/producer are seemingly an odd pairing – but their new recording unleashes a stunning musical recording.
Ray Manzarek needs no introduction and has been inducted in to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He still performs with Robbie Krieger and together they have had an ongoing odyssey of The Doors' music – in addition to new collaborations of their own respectively. The Doors' music continues to be one of the most revered rock song catalogs of the 20th century.
Roy Rogers has toured with his band The Delta Rhythm Kings for three decades worldwide. His recordings show his masterful slide techniques and love of diverse influences. He has been nominated as a songwriter, producer and performer for the GRAMMYs® eight times. As a producer, he has been most associated with the late John Lee Hooker, with whom he performed with in the 1980s. He also produced two releases for National Medal of Arts recipient Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, were also both nominated for GRAMMYs®.
The Manzarek/Rogers band CD, tentatively entitled “Translucent Blues” is a blues-rock collection of songs with powerful grooves, strong hooks and lyrics tinged with poetry and literary references. Most of the songs are collaborative, some featuring lyrical contributions from co-writers as diverse as Warren Zevon, Jim Carroll and poet Michael McClure. Featured musicians on "Translucent Blues” are Kevin Hayes (drums) formerly with the Robert Cray band, Steve Evans (bass) with the Elvin Bishop Band, and George Brooks (tenor saxophone) who has performed with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.
The Manzarek-Rogers Band recently performed their initial shows in the Midwest and Las Vegas to fantastic reviews and standing ovation responses from audiences. They will tour extensively in support of the new recording.