Vinyl – Albums Live: V, hits The Palace Theater in Syracuse on Saturday, January 17 at 7 pm. In conjunction with K Mase Productions and 105.9 The Rebel, this year’s edition will feature three classic rock albums performed by an all-star troupe of Syracuse area musicians arranged by founders Robyn Stockdale and Bob Kane. This is the fifth year Vinyl – Albums Live, has presented their format, previously highlighting such events as Taste Of Syracuse, Fox Fest and playing clubs, now they’ve grown exponentially and found a home at the majestic Palace Theater in Eastwood.
While striving to re-produce the quality of the original recordings, they’ve used an evolving line-up of musicians that is selected by their particular skills and love of certain artists. “The goal of the series is two fold. First and foremost, the series was created to allow live music fans to experience performances of complete music albums the way they remember listening to them, in the order that the original artists intended them to be heard.” Each edition features performers new to the bands and each year expands their catalog with new material. “We bring together performers that share a mutual love and respect for this music, but don’t usually get the opportunity to collaborate and take the stage with one another.” This year they’re reaching into the 70’s and selecting three iconic rock albums that mark significant moments in the careers of each artist. Billy Joel’s The Stranger, Bob Seger’s Night Moves and Paul McCartney and Wings’ Band On The Run will be brought to life in their entirety.
Bill Joel’s 1977 album The Stranger will be performed by: Prime Time Horns: Brian Bird, Tom Machuga,Tom Hillenbrand, Bob Caraher, Paul Valentino, and Tony Greene, with Dave Kane, Bob Kane, Tim Robinson and Chris Eves.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s 1976 album Night Moves will be performed by: Mark Westers, Eric Wilson, Andy Comstock, Todd Stiles, John Kapusniak and Chris Eves.
Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 album Band on the Run will be performed by: Pete Szymanski, Steve Schad, Gary Frenay, Kristopher Heels and Arty Lenin.
Backing vocals for Vinyl – Albums Live: V will be performed by Lisa Romano, Joanna Nix Jewett and Kim Monroe, guest musicians are Jon Kane on percussion and John Rohde on sax/flute.
Stockdale and Kane’s combined passions for vinyl and music in general brought them to create the Vinyl – Albums Live franchise five years ago as a vehicle for them to perform and produce events that would be unique, while not being tied to repetition. It keeps them fresh, challenged and each time reaching to outdo the previous year’s performances, not an easy task after some of their earlier productions. Led Zeppelin 4, The Who Who’s Next, U2 Achtung Baby, Pearl Jam Ten and Blind Faith Blind Faith are just some of their previously performed albums. You can check them out on the web and on facebook.
Vinyl – Albums Live: V is sponsored by AmeriCU Credit Union, Syracuse New Times and StudioDOG Pro. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Signature Music, holistic education for teen musicians in Syracuse.
Multi-tiered ticketing is available at Soundgarden in Armory Square, The Palace Theater or online.