The THE BAND Band, an OLS favorite, returns to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Band's iconic debut album "Music From Big Pink," which features some of their best known songs including "The Weight," "Chest Fever," and "I Shall Be Released." The album, named for the house in upstate New York where many of the songs were written, established The Band as one of the preeminent bands of their generation, and forged a new sound in rock and roll that would come to be known as Americana. Their musical partnership with Bob Dylan is on full display, including 3 Dylan-penned sings and featuring his painting on the cover. The THE BAND Band will perform the songs from the album, as well as other classics such as "Up On Cripple Creek," "Ophelia," and "It Makes No Difference."
About The THE BAND Band:
The acclaimed group The THE BAND Band is the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original Americana music with classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, as well as deeper cuts from The Band's vast catalog. The THE BAND Band brings the songs to life with the energy and excitement of The Band's legendary concerts, earning the praise of audiences and critics alike.
"The THE BAND Band really nails it. Their shows recapture the incredible vibe that was unique to The Band" - George Walsh, WCWP Radio, Long Island NY
"Sadly we'll never see or hear The Band perform live again, but if you want a close second and want to be transformed by the magic and spirit of their music...The THE BAND Band...delivers BIG TIME!" - Rex Fowler, folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step
The THE BAND Band has shared the stage with artists that include Richie Havens, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Aztec Two-Step and Marshall Crenshaw. The individual band members have performed or toured with original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm; Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, John Hall, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Steve Forbert, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Rogers, Roger McGuinn, Robbie Dupree, Max Weinberg, Clarence Clemons, Willie Nile, Maria Muldaur, Genya Ravan, Jimmy Vivino, The Shirelles, and the list goes on.
The THE BAND Band players:
Gary Solomon (bass, vocals) - performed with Steve Forbert, John Hall, Maria Muldaur, Jimmy Vivino, original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm, and others.
Jack Kraft (keyboards, accordion, mandolin, vocals) - performed with some of rock's legendary icons, including Chuck Berry and Roy Rogers.
Josh Radin (guitar, vocals) - founding member of the Sylvester Brothers, has performed with Genya Ravan, and is featured on Genya Ravan Live at CBGB's.
Loren Korevec - (piano, mandolin, vocals) - house pianist for 12 years at the famous New York City restaurant Elaine's, and former member of The Tokens.
Vinny Nicosia - (drums, vocals) - a part of the New York music scene for over four decades, playing rock & roll, country, blues, jazz, and off-Broadway.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $25 adv. – $30 day of