The Rides Play bergenPAC Tonight
Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Rides, featuring Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with special guest Beth Hart tonight, September 3rd 2013 at 8:00 PM.
Tickets: $100, $75, $65, $55, & $45. Available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or
Box Office (201) 227 1030.
The Rides separated in age by a musical generation but bonded by a mutual love of classic cars and the blues, two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills and five-time Grammy nominated singer, guitarist and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd draw fire from their extraordinary collective histories--and join forces with famed Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg--to blaze a fresh trail for the historical American art form in the 21st Century.
Launching an exciting new chapter in each of their storied careers, the trio's new band The Rides-which Stills dubs "the blues band of my dreams," built to last beyond the concept of a one time all-star gathering-is further powered by the explosive rhythm section of bassist Kevin McCormick and Shepherd's longtime drummer Chris Layton (also a veteran of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble). Their 429 Records debut Can't Get Enough, helmed by longtime Shepherd producer Jerry Harrison, is a fascinating historical sweep, featuring a hard hitting mix of Stills-Goldberg-Shepherd penned blues/rock originals, classic blues tunes by Muddy Waters ("Honey Bee") and Elmore James ("Talk To Me Baby") and blistering twists on Stills' favorite Neil Young anthem "Rockin' In The Free World" and the Iggy Pop & The Stooges' early 70s classic "Search and Destroy."
Steven Stills is an American multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). He has performed on a professional level in several other bands as well as maintaining a solo career at the same time. Stills was ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and #47 in the 2011 list. Stills became the first person to be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield.