Tuesday, April 21, 2009

James Taylor comes to the Milwaukee Theater

On May 9th, James Taylor’s “Down Home Tour” will perform at the beautiful Milwaukee Theater. Since it’s renovation from the 90 year old Milwaukee Auditorium, the Milwaukee Theater has been transformed with beauty, classic design and fantastic acoustics. Attending any event there will be sure to leave you impressed. For such a beautiful venue and iconic talent, it’s a guaranteed great time!
Taylor’s 2009 US Tour stop at the Milwaukee Theater will highlight his lengthy career, but will also be focusing in on songs recorded for his recent “Covers” album. The performance will potentially include songs from his upcoming “Other Covers” album. 2009’s Down Home tour will bring classics like “You’ve Got A Friend” together with his recent cover versions of classics from other artists that include “Summertime Blues” and “Wichita Lineman”.
James Taylor hasn’t always been the mild voiced singer/songwriter that many of us recognize him as today. At the very beginning of Taylor’s leap into music history, he was on a destructive path that included a motorcycle accident in 1969 that left him with both hands and feet broken. Following the accident, his recovery didn’t allow him to pick up a guitar for several months. Luckily for fans, he returned to the stage and has a great career in music. Now, in 2009, the Milwaukee Theater will welcome Taylor back to Wisconsin and to a greatly anticipated show.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Summerfest Welcomes Kid Rock

Kid Rock will be coming to the Summerfest Marcus Amphitheater on July 5th. He's bringing Lynyrd Skynyrd with him. The song he's making famous right now is a version of Sweet Home Alabama, but his lyrics are about living in Detroit. I love watching Kid Rock's drummer, Stefanie Eulinberg hit those skins. She's not timid.

Kid Rock exploded on the Rap/Rock scene in 1998. He had been making albums prior to that date, but nobody noticed. The song titled Cowboy comes to mind when I think of that first album. The Marcus Amphitheater will have an extended stage for that show. I hope that the people that bought Marcus Amphitheater tickets in those first few rows might be shaking his hand when he walks by.