Concert Notes by Cris Cohen.
Cary, NC – Alison Krauss could sing selections from the US Tax Code and it would sound good. Her voice is that amazing.
She and her band, Union Station, performed Thursday night at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, playing a mix of older tunes and songs from their new album, “Paper Airplane”. Their country / bluegrass music and their friendly demeanor made for a relaxed, you-are-hanging-out-with-friends feel. Read more
Brennin Cummings is CaryCitizen’s Journalism Intern this summer. She heads back to Ithaca College in just a few days. Photo by Ashley.
Cary, NC – “You’re a quiet bunch, huh?” asked Death Cab For Cutie’s front man Ben Gibbard to a lackluster crowd at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.
Unfortunately, he was 100% right. The crowd stood stiffly in the general admission pit section, barely moving at all, let alone jamming out or dancing. Read more
Cary, NC – This weekend the heart of rock ‘n’ roll will be beating in Cary. On Sunday, July 24, Huey Lewis & The News will take the stage at the Booth Amphitheatre.
Huey Lewis spoke with Cris Cohen about the new album, the fun of recording live, and the evolution of his voice. Read more
Cary, NC – If you grew up in the 70’s, chances are you listened to the “Lido Shuffle” on your car’s FM radio as you cruised around town. For a time, his music was everywhere.
Do you have a “Boz Scaggs Experience,” some memorable moment from the past that’s connected with the music of Boz? Think back.
Tell us the story and you could win 4 tickets to Boz at Booth on July 15.
Styx photo by Chris Adamczyk.
Cary, NC – The excitement is building for the 2011 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Did you know the Grand Prize for Adult teams is 10 VIP tickets to Styx at Booth Amphitheatre? Read more
Tony Kishman (center) performs Paul McCartney songs at the Live & Let Die concert at Booth Amphitheatre June 18
Cary, NC – Who knew June 18th was Paul McCartney’s 69th birthday? The NC Symphony’s Live and Let Die program at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary was a fitting tribute. Read more
Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary has added several more shows to the Summer line up.
If it’s classic progressive rock you’re after, get some tix for Styx on September 16.
If it’s been too long or your can’t remember anything prior to 1990, Styx had big hits with Lady, Come Sail Away and Mr. Roboto.
Watch a Styx Mix on YouTube.
Temptations & Four Tops
Nothing says good-times like the music of Motown. And two of Motown’s best will be sharing the bill at KBA on Saturday July 30.
Just to refresh your memory, the Four Tops had hits including Standing in the Shadows of Love, Bernadette and Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. Listen to some classic Four Tops on YouTube.
The Temps had a massive string of hits including My Girl, Ball of Confusion, Get Ready and Cloud Nine.
Watch a clip of the Temptations from 1965 performing My Girl on YouTube.
Ray LaMontagne may not be a household name like the Temps or the 4 Tops, but you’d probably recognize his hit song Trouble. LaMontagne is a singer-songwriter from Maine with a husky voice that sounds a little a blend of soul and Cat Stevens.
Watch Trouble on YouTube.
Cary, N.C. – Another new show has been scheduled for Booth Amphitheatre this summer: Death Cab for Cutie. Read more