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Rock N' Blues featuring Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Leslie West, Rick Derringer, and Kim Simmonds at The Beekman Beer Garden
TICKETS - Early Bird: $45 || Limited VIP tix: $175
OR BY CALLING 1-866-468-7619
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:00PM
Catch Rock N’ Blues at The Beekman Beer Garden – Wednesday, August 8, 2012!
Featuring… Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Leslie West, Rick Derringer, and Kim Simmonds
Doors open at 6pm | Showtime 7pm | Must be 21 & over
A once-in-a-generation show featuring 5 legendary guitar players…
Grammy Winner and Blues Foundation hall of famer, Johnny Winter is considered to be among the greatest guitar players of all time. His brother Edgar recorded Free Ride and Frankenstein, each sharing space in almost every classic rock stations top 100 songs of all time. Leslie West’s group Mountain is responsible for Mississippi Queen. As a teenager, Rick Derringer recorded “Hang on Sloopy” with the McCoys, and then had his hit “Rock n Roll Hoochie Coo,” another staple of FM radio. And “Kim Simmonds” from Savoy Brown and is considered one of the architects of British Blues.
Accessible by the A,C,J,M,2,3,4,5 trains at Fulton Street, the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club is located at 89 South Street at the foot of Beekman Street and South Street behind the Fulton Fish Market on the north side of Pier 17.
A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!!!
Only 40 VIP Tickets Available @ $175/each
Your exclusive VIP Ticket includes: Exclusive backstage party area with food & beer all night, premium VIP viewing area for show (next to stage).
You MUST be age 21+ to attend this show.
There’s loads of history packed into the Rock N’Blues Fest tour. Brothers Johnny and Edgar Winter helped keep hard-rockin’ blues alive in the ‘70s where mellow rock and disco prevailed. Along with releasing his own albums, Johnny Winter worked with bluesman Muddy Waters on 3 of his albums, including 1977’s Grammy-winning “Hard Again.”
Younger brother Edgar Winter has achieved music greatness as well. His 1972 album, “They Only Come Out At Night” introduced him to new fans with songs including “Free Ride,” “Hanging Around” and his mega-hit instrumental “Frankenstein” which dominated radio stations’ playlists.
Also on the bill is Rick Derringer, who played with Edgar Winter on “They Only Come Out At Night” and saw his own album, “All-American Boy” go Gold with the single “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” which also included a guest spot by Edgar. Before garnering the gold, Derringer’s first time in the spotlight was when he was a teen abd fronted Indiana-based band The McCoys, sining lead on the chart-topping hit, “Hang On Sloopy.”
Leslie West brings his own celebrated legacy to this tour, including his years with Mountain as well as numerous collaborations and solo projects. Leslie appeared on the last US Led Zeppelin tour and has worked with artists ranging from Alice Cooper to “Weird Al” Yankovic to Todd Rundgren, as well as both Winter Brothers. He’s also a proud veteran of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band.
A key player in British blues, Kim Simmonds has led the group Savoy Brown through dozens of member changes, but has always retained the reputation as one of the leading bands rocking out the blues. Simmonds recently celebrated the band’s 45th anniversary in 2011 with the release of “Voodoo Moon.” His most recent solo album, 2009’s "Out Of The Blue features a dynamic array of material showcases Kim’s talents as a singer/songwriter.