NYCB Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
7:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg
Plus, Special Guest Beth Hart.
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.”