New Project – STEVE CONTE & BLUES DELUXE: The Musical Tree of Classic ROD STEWART, Performing music from: The Jeff Beck Group, Faces, Rod solo & more…
by Steve Conte ~ March 19th, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized.
STEVE CONTE & BLUES DELUXE:
The Musical Tree of Classic ROD STEWART
Performing music from: The Jeff Beck Group, Faces, solo Rod & more!
featuring, Andy York, Rich Pagano, Andy Burton and John Conte
Friday, June 3rd
Doors: 7PM – Show: 8PM
The Cutting Room, NYC
The Musical Tree of Classic Rod Stewart:
An evening of music devoted to the British blues and prolific songwriting period of Rod Stewart and his musical career from ’68 – ’72. This was the era where Rod forged his way as a compelling frontman and vocalist with the masterful ability to react with the band and its groove, while lyrically being on par with the likes of Bob Dylan and John Lennon.
From The Jeff Beck Group to The Faces and onto an incredible run of solo albums, his material includes some gigantic hits that still sound fresh today because of the loose nature, breath and honesty of the performances.
Steve Conte (New York Dolls) and Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux) have assembled an extraordinary and impressive group of players featuring Andy York (John Mellencamp), John Conte (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes) and Andy Burton (John Mayer) to realize the sway and pulse of tunes like, “Beck’s Bolero,” ”Maggie May,” “I’m Losing You,” “Stay With Me,” “Gasoline Alley” and early influences like “Twisting The Night Away,” to name a few.
Steve branches out on the tree a bit further by acknowledging the fruit of the Small Faces (the group that eventually morphed into Rod’s ‘Faces’) led by another incredible vocalist, Steve Marriott. When Rod replaced Marriott in that band he brought along his pal Ron Wood from the Jeff Beck Group, adding their formidable presence to the remaining Small Faces and – voila – The Faces were born. You can expect to hear a few classics from that era as well, such as “Itchykoo Park” and “My Mind’s Eye.”
Classic Rod. It doesn’t get much better, especially with Steve Conte & Blues Deluxe tuning in the musical picture and telling the story.