New Project – STEVE CONTE & BLUES DELUXE: The Musical Tree of Classic ROD STEWART, Performing music from: The Jeff Beck Group, Faces, Rod solo & more…
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.
We think these artists are gonna be around forever – because they’re a part of our daily lives & so important to us. Even though you might have never have seen them perform live, you just know that they are with us – and it’s comforting. But when they leave us there’s no chance for new music from them or an opportunity to see them perform live ever again. There’s a hole left in our lives – like when Lennon left. But after 30 years we have somewhat gotten used to the reality that John isn’t here and are just happy that he left us all the music, the films, the cultural events, etc. And that’s the place we’re going to have to get to with Bowie – eventually. But for now….
But Bowie has been with me since my adolescence; It was his shag haircut – not Keef’s – that I was always after in high School…Rebel Rebel & Suffragette City were a staple on the setlist of every rock n roll cover band I was ever in…Ziggy Stardust & Diamond Dogs – the soundtrack to my rock n roll teenage years…
More memories – I was thrilled to get a hello and a smile from him when opening 2 shows on the Glass Sipder tour in ’87…back when I was 16, New York Dolls drummer Billy Murcia’s brother Al told me how David mentioned his bro in a lyric as “Billy Doll” on the Aladdin Sane album…and there’s my brother John’s story of hearing that voice right in his ear when playing bass for him in the studio w/ producer Tony Visconti….
He is a part of the world – like the Eiffel Tower…the Grand Canyon….the Red Sea…the Empire state building…the Twin Towers. RIP David.
Our 1st show of 2016 is gonna be a good ‘un…
The Steve Conte NYC Band: SC – vocals/guitar, John Conte – bass, Phil Stewart – drums
Supporting Richard Lloyd, founding member/guitarist of Television
At Bowery Electric – Saturday, January 16th
Steve Conte NYC @ 8:00 PM Richard Lloyd Group @ 9:15 PM
This will be some serious New York Guitar Rock y’all – don’t miss it!
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We hope to see some of you there! And thanks again for all of your support over the past year – may your 2016 be happy, healty and prosperous…
I want to thank you all for your support of my music this year, both recorded and live…it means a lot!
I’m looking forward to releasing more new music in 2016 (I have one album ready to go…) so stay tuned to this site and my other various social media pages. Links to my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Soundcloud are listed on the right side of this webpage. I also have my own Youtube channel so check in there from time to time: Steve Conte Official YouTube .
See you all next year…CHEERS!
PS – Have you “LIKED” my Facebook Band Page yet? Steve Conte NYC
Too much to write about this now folks but check back on this post. Needless to say, it was overwhelmingly cool to sit down with AP on a grey afternoon in Swindon, England. We listened, played, laughed, ate & talked about everything from The Kinks & Captain Beefheart to the making of my fave XTC records. Stay tuned…