Duke Levine and his band mates return to John Henry’s Hammer for two concerts on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The first show will be 4:00 p.m. and the second at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4426961
Seventy tickets are available online and a very limited number at the door should online sales reach the maximum quota. Get your tickets early. We turned people away at the door last year.
Take a stroll down the bong-lined sidewalks of Duke Levine’s musical youth. Some of his favorite musicians will help him travel back to a time when The Lord’s Prayer, Strauss and Charlie Daniels were all on the Top 40. They’ll do a bunch you know, some you never heard, and some you may have wanted to forget! All instrumental! And all fantastic!
For the uninitiated, the covered songs include inventive takes on some of the decade’s hits you might expect, such as Argent’s “Hold Your Head Up,” the Isley Brothers’ “That Lady,” and Jeff Beck’s “You Know What I Mean,” and some unexpected treats in “Also Sprach” by Strauss, also known as the “2001: A Space Odyssey” theme, and “The Streetbeater,” better known as the Quincy Jones-penned theme for the iconic 1970s TV show “Sanford and Son.”
The reinvented songs sound entirely fresh but compellingly familiar. Amid the capacity crowds, you can see heads nodding along, with others tilted quizzically before the revelation dawns and that smile spreads ear-to-ear.
Duke Levine & The Super Sweet Sounds of The 70s
The Band: Duke Levine – Guitar; Kevin Barry – Lap Steel; Mike Rivard – Bass; Dean Johnston – Drums; Paul Schultheis – Keys; Yahuba Garcia-Torres – Congas