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Cream rises to top with tribute band


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 8, 2019

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There is no denying that Cream’s fusion of rock, blues, and jazz directly influenced a generation of musicians and continue to do so decades later. In fact, they were the heavy blues precursor to bands like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

Now, fifty years since their start, the bloodlines of the trio have come together to pay homage to Cream’s legendary career. Kofi Baker (son of Ginger), Malcom Bruce (son of Jack), and Will Johns (Eric Clapton’s nephew and son of Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, and Hendrix engineer Andy) have united to salute the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time and embark on a world tour. Lucky for us, The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary World Tour will make a stop at The Clyde on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

This one-of-a-kind performance will have you up on your feet and strapping on an air guitar for classics such as “Strange Brew,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room,” and more. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now at Clydetheatre.com, Clyde box office, all three Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, Sweetwater Sound, or by calling 800-514-3849.

Plenty of places to score tickets, so no excuse for missing this one.

Six-String Visionary at the Club Room

On the same day The Music of Cream show was announced, The Clyde also broke news that guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola will perform in The Club Room the evening of Saturday, Oct. 5.

This accomplished guitarist and composer is a true six-string visionary with a career spanning four decades and netting him international recognition with his jazz-fusion-meets-world-music style. All ages are welcome for this intimate occasion.

Rattle the Barn in Roanoke

The annual Rattle the Barn event returns on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the St. John Family Barn in Roanoke. The 118-year-old barn will host some of the best progressive roots, bluegrass, Americana, and folk music this side of the Mississippi. Slated to perform are the St. John Family Band, Rosalind and The Way, The Legendary Trainhoppers, and Lateral Blue.

For those of you not familiar, the St. Johns Family Band are a four-piece bluegrass band featuring 15-year-old Sophie on the fiddle and vocals, 13-year-old Halle on mandolin and vocals, 10-year-old Ian on bass, and Josh on guitar. Things will get going at 6 p.m.

The Bravas food truck will be on site to satisfy that hearty appetite.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite and are $16 per adult, $8 per child 15 years and under, and free for children 8 years and under. Rattle the Barn has sold out the past two years so don’t hesitate.

Promenade Park Music

What do El Camino Hot Tub, Secret Mezzanine, The Legendary Trainhoppers, and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Youth Chorale have in common?

They will be the first musical acts to perform at the all-new Promenade Park.

I guess you could consider them a part of history or perhaps a piece of trivia somewhere down the line. The Promenade Park is set to open the weekend of Aug. 9-11 with the bands slated to perform on Friday evening under the Sweetwater Bandshell.

The entire weekend will be filled with entertainment for the entire family so make it a point to come down.

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