Summer is finally here and Tarrytown Music Hall has your tickets to the hottest shows in town!
Our featured artist of the month is rock legend and frontman, Eric Burdon of the 60s British invasion group, The Animals. They are making their debut at the Music Hall on June 9. He recently turned 70- years-young on May 11 and is still going strong! He’s known for his hits, “ House of the Rising Sun,” “Spill the Wine” (with War) and “We Got to Get Out of this Place.”
PATCH: You recently turned 70 years old on May 11 and performing hasn't slowed you down. How long can you manage to keep it going?
Eric Burdon: I think I can, I think I can!
P: What can audiences expect from your performance at the Music Hall?
EB: No mercy! This is my first time there.
P: Besides the tours, are there any specific projects in the works?
EB: I have a new studio album in the works. Unfortunately, the road is constantly keeping me away from the studio and keeping me from coordinating with my producer to finish the album. On top of being on the road most of the time, I made a couple of trips to Canada this year and caught the flu which also slowed the recording process. Right now I'm also getting ready to head back into the studio to record and after that I'll send the songs to be mixed and mastered. Hopefully the album will be released and available to the fans soon.
P: Back in the 60s, you placed an ad in the Melody Maker for singer-songwriter with the Animals. Justin Hayward answered the ad and you passed his resume and demo on to Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues. Hayward has stated in interviews that he knew someone from your office back then and that's how he got involved in the Moodies. Do you think Justin would be a better fit if he joined the Animals and would it be any different?
EB: No way, I wouldn’t wish “the Animals” project on anyone, but the music has stood the test of time and I’m grateful for that.
P: Who are your musical influences?
EB: Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mose Alison.
P: Was there a funny or unusual moment of being on the road or in the studio?
EB: It's always an adventure in one way or another. I just returned from Mexico City. It was an exhilarating experience.
P: Is there any artist that you would like to perform or record with that you haven't had the chance to yet?
EB: Yes, but the majority of them are sleeping in the ground. Only their spirits remain.
P: The Animals and War have a huge fan base. How has the response from the tours been so far?
P: What’s next after the tour?
EB: Another tour.
MUSIC HALL SCHEDULE:
Hot Tuna-Electric Set: 6/4
A band that really requires no introduction for Music Hall patrons. A class act and a classic, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and the band are finally Music Hall-bound again! Hot Tuna website.
Ani DiFranco-Solo: 6/5
A folkie in punk clothing, Ani DiFranco's career as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist is proof positive that "alternative rock" can mean much much more than a group of guys with electric guitars and a hefty record contract. She has broken just about every rule of the music industry, and in the process has paved the way for other artists, emerging and established performers alike.
Eric Burdon and the Animals: 6/9
As the lead singer of the Animals, Eric Burdon is one of the British Invasion's most distinctive vocalists, with a searingly powerful blues-rock voice. Burdon's real triumphs as a solo artist came at the beginning of the '70s, when he hooked up with a bunch of L.A. journeyman soul/funksters who became his backing band, War. Burdon's songs are some of the most famous in all of rock including - "House of the Rising Sun," "Spill the Wine," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." For more information visit Eric’s website at ericburdon.ning.com.
The B52’s- 6/10:
Twenty-five years and over twenty million albums into their career, The B-52s remain one of the most beloved rock acts ever. From the timeless gems of "Rock Lobster," "Planet Claire" and "Private Idaho" to the more recent classics of "Channel Z," "Love Shack" and "Roam", the B-52s unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time the music begins.
Kate Clinton- 6/11:
Join comedian Kate Clinton for her 2011 Glee Party Tour! A celebration of her 30-year career, a rolling Restore-to-Sanity Rally. Problems solved in less than an hour. Break into flash mobs of song and dance for no apparent reason. An evening of total laughter !
Music and Dance from The King and I; Grease; Hair; Chicago, Man of LaMancha; Ruthless; and the WIZ - 6/11
At 3 p.m. on June 11, Antonia Arts Broadway Revue brings the best of Broadway to the Tarrytown Music Hall with a matinee performance. Antonia Arts’ intergenerational cast features professional adult dance, theatre and vocal performers along with exceptionally talented youth from communities throughout the Hudson Valley region. Some of the performers will share the stage with their own children! Choreographer for the show is Andrea Elan, Musical Director is Stephanie Purcell and the Producer is Scarlett Antonia. Ticket prices are $30 General and $20 for Seniors/Children. Group rates for 10 or more: $15 pp. For additional information or for ticket sales call the box office 914-631-3390 or online at www.TarrytownmusicHall.org
Special Guest: The Shadowboxers- THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!
More than two decades after they began releasing records as Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to mellow with age. You could just say it's just not in their constitution. New live album: Staring Down the Brilliant Dream.
Los Lonely Boys-6/18:
After debuting in 2003 with a multi-chart gold single, selling millions of albums, winning a Grammy, opening for The Rolling Stones, and many more accomplishments, the Texican Rock'n'roll trio of brothers, Los Lonely Boys are back on tour in support of their fourth studio album; Rockpango.
The Texas Tenors- 6/24 New Date:
Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to America’s Got Talent last fall to see The Texas Tenors become “2009’s #1 Vocal Group of the Year”. From John Denver to Puccini, JC, Marcus, and John bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical, and Broadway to the stage with breathtaking vocals, humor, and cowboy charm. The Texas Tenors on iLike
Nils Lofgren- Acoustic Duo 6/29:
Special Guest: Joe D'urso
While best known for his work w/ Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren’s solo career has produced a solid body of work including Nils Lofgren and Cry Tough, both solid successes. Nils played & sang on Young's After The Gold Rush and Tonight's The Night albums as well as Crazy Horse's debut album. Following 1983's Trans tour with Young, Lofgren joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, replacing Little Stevie Van Zandt in 1984 and has been a mainstay of the band ever since while still recording and releasing his own solo albums.
For more information on The Music Hall’s upcoming shows, visit their website at: tarrytownmusichall.org.