This is a big music night for Erie…on a Tuesday?
Yes, which can mean only one thing. It’s time for 8 Great Tuesdays. The show will go on, despite today’s earlier Hurricane Khan, as in wrath of. Was it brutal or what?
Eric Brewer, Doug Phillips and Ron Sutton will forge a backing band that will welcome an assortment of talented Erie singers and musicians at tonight’s 8 Great Tuesdays, the first show of its 15th season. Each guest will do two or three songs, with at least one original included to showcase the scene. The core players will get to shine, too.
You’ll hear a little bit of everything: pop, rock, hip hop, country, jazz, blues, and jam. Guests include C. Brown, Amy Shallenberger, Dan Baney, Aaron Forsyth, Eddie Gangemi, Rodger Montgomery, Claire Stuczynski, Brooke Surgener, Steve Trohoske, Lindsey Vendetti and Patrick Williams.
This show was forged after 8 Great Tuesdays promoter Ron “Moondog” Esser watched the knockout Woodstock tribute by Erie artists on the 2013 CelebrateErie main stage. That led to this show, which should be just as awesome.
The Evening Guests will open with smart, folk-powered rock from California. Keyboard player Gerard Uht, however, is an Erie native, so give them a warm welcome.
Tonight’s show starts at 6 p.m. Shuttles begin at 5:30 p.m.
Need a place to hang out afterward? Get thee over to Docksider. Zydeco master and two-time Grammy winner Terrance Simien — who ironically opened for Walter Trout at the first 2013 show for 8 Great Tuesdays — will play at Docksider at 10 p.m. to accomodate those heading over from Liberty Park. I can’t wait for that, either. Check out this YouTube clip of Simien playing Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”
Working Wednesday is going to be tough.