Wednesday, August 13, 2014

‘Takin’ it’ to the Pavilion

The Doobie Brothers to play Sun Valley next week


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

Guitarist John McFee, guitarist Patrick Simmons and singer and guitarist Tom Johnston are all longtime members of The Doobie Brothers who are now touring with the band. Photo courtesy of The Doobie Brothers

    They helped shape 1970s rock ’n’ roll sound with hits like “Takin’ it to the Streets,” “China Grove,” “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes.”
    On Wednesday, Aug. 20, The Doobie Brothers will bring their lineup of hits to the Sun Valley Pavilion. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m.
    The show is presented by the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial golf tournament. Net proceeds from the show will be donated to fund leukemia and cancer research.
    The Doobie Brothers, originally from San Jose Calif., have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The group was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.
    The band has endured many changes since it first formed in 1969, but three original singers and musicians—Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee—are still leading the band to success, including a new album in 2010 titled “World Gone Crazy.”
    “They are best known, from a sonic standpoint, for interesting, complementary guitar parts that rock, boogie, groove, and occasionally transport the listener to swamps, bayous, parks, trains and highways,” wrote Matt Blackett of Guitar Player magazine.
“As durable as American steel, Northern California’s four-time Grammy-winning Doobie Brothers sound has become part of America’s musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on “American Idol,” and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock,” states a description on the Sun Valley Resort website.
    In 2012, The Doobie Brothers released “Let the Music Play: The Story of The Doobie Brothers,” a documentary of the band’s history from their early days of stardom in the 1970s to the present.
    “They continue to write and record new material, tour the world, boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, all while breaking new creative ground in the exploration of their musical connection with Nashville,” the Sun Valley website states.
    Purchase tickets online at www.sunvalley.ticketfly.com or call (208) 622-2135 or toll free (888) 622-2108.  
    Concert tickets, which range in price from $35 to $250, can also be purchased in person at the Sun Valley Recreation Center Box Office, in Sun Valley Village.


The Doobie Brothers
The classic rock band The Doobie Brothers will play Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The show starts at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets online at sunvalley.ticketfly.com or call (208) 622-2135.




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