Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Taylor Barton opens
With three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world (GE Smith (Roger Waters band / Bob Dylan &SNL band) Jim Weider (The Band & Levon Helm Band),Duke Levine (Peter Wolf, , Rosanne Cash, ) this is sure to be a historic night of Blues &Roots Rock & Roll. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan ,Little Richard ,Neil Young ,Lee Dorsey and Steve Winwood , Sam Cooke and more !
JIM WEIDER, a master of classic telecaster guitar, is renowned for his rock and blues-based signature sound. He is among a select group of musicians with an endorsement from Fender and, for the past three decades, he's earned enormous respect from fellow musicians and music fans throughout the world.
Born and raised in the famed arts colony of Woodstock, NY, Jim received great acclaim during his long tenure (1985-2000) as lead guitarist (replacing Robbie Robertson) for Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Band. During 15 years of international touring with original members Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko, Jim was featured on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances. Highlights included a 1990 performance with The Band and Ronnie Hawkins at The Berlin Wall concert produced by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd; several cable TV specials (notably "The Bob Dylan Tribute" at Madison Square Garden; "The Road," and "This Country's Rocking"); a performance and recording at the "Unofficial Blue Jean Bash" for President Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Ball, with special guests Bob Dylan, Steven Stills and Dr. John; a 1994 pay-per-view concert telecast from the Woodstock '94 Festival; and a 1995 appearance on the A&E Biography documentary "The Authorized Video Biography The Band" for cable TV and video, released by ABC Video.
Jim furthered his reputation as a versatile and talented guitarist in performances and recordings with Scotty Moore, Keith Richards, Los Lobos, Graham Parker, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Hot Tuna, Bob Weir/Rat Dog, Johnny Paycheck, James Talley, Kim Wilson, Paul Butterfield, Robbie Dupree, among many others. www.jimweider.com
GE SMITH was the music Director and led the Saturday Night Live (SNL) band for 10 years. During this time he also toured with Bob Dylan for four years. He also helped Mike Myers write a song for Aerosmith for when they performed on SNL. GE Smith was sought out by major recording artists like Jagger, who, shortly after Live Aid, called Smith to work with him on his first solo album, She’s the Boss. During this period Smith also did a few one-off recordings and concerts with David Bowie and Peter Wolfe. He just finished a three year run with Roger Water’s WALL LIVE worldwide tour. http://gesmithmusic.wordpress.com/
Guitarist Robert “Duke” Levine was born and raised in Worcester, MA. He moved to Boston to study music and graduated from the New England Conservatory. In addition to releasing five records of instrumental guitar music, Duke Levine divides his time between the studio and the road. He has recorded and/or performed live with Peter Wolf, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Lee Ann Womack, The J. Geils Band, Robbie Fulks, Slaid Cleaves, Aimee Mann, Jonatha Brooke, The Del Fuegos, Otis Rush, and many others.
TV appearances include The Late Show w/ David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Late Show w/Conan O’Brien, Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, Austin City Limits, and Soundstage.
You can hear his playing on film scores such as “Lone Star”, “The Opposite Of Sex”, “Passion Fish”, “Honeydripper” and “Music Of The Heart”.
Duke’s work has been recognized by the Boston Music Awards (“Unsung Hero” of 2006, “Outstanding Instrumentalist” of 1995).
He is featured in the book “The Fender Telecaster: The Life And Times Of The Electric Guitar That Changed The World” by Dave Hunter. www.dukelevine.com
Taylor Barton and GE Smith have been writing and performing together for 30 years. Barton met the Emmy winning Smith when she was dancing in a cameo, at SNL where Smith was bandleader for ten years. She has created a distinctive body of work and has earned many awards that established her as the distinguished songwriter she is today. She penned her first song on Dylan’s tour bus, where she learned her craft, while absorbing over 200 shows, when Smith was Dylan’s sideman. This acoustic duo, is a must see. A different side of Smith emerges, and there is nothing more intimate then hearing two people who are so viscerally connected. Barton released her tenth collection, House of Light—a soulful, original and introspective record. ( Nov, 9th 2018) Rolling Stone calls Barton beguiling and says, “she writes of beauty and grace in a sullied world.” Be prepared to be moved and altered by this show. They will be appearing at many venues in 2019.