We love the intimacy of the DHU Strand Theater. Our shows there allow us to try new tunes and, more importantly, they let us get to know you personally. Our brother Sal “Phil Donahue” Marino carries a container filled with slips of paper. The name of one song is written on each slip. Sal has you pick a slip of paper, holds the mic while you announce the name of the song, and the band has to play it. He also opens the floor for Q&A.
Aside from one confused person who thought Chicago’s “(I Just Want To Be) Free” was actually “FREEBIRD” (yes, there’s always one!) things went very well.
Thanks to everyone for spending your evening with us, and for being good sports!
The DHU Strand Theater hosts intimate concerts and provides rehearsal space for a large number of WNY musicians. The theater presents several concerts and musicians’ jam sessions each month. Refreshments and beverages are not served, but concertgoers are welcome to bring their own.
All of the money from ticket sales for this Chicago Authority performance was donated to the Theater.
Sportsmen’s Tavern is legendary, and touring musicians know it is one of the best music clubs in the nation. It was an honor to stand on that stage in front of a sold-out venue!. Our sincerest thanks go out to Dwane, Jason, Ken, the entire staff, and especially to our friends and fans!
Thanks again to Al Hury for filling in for Keith Spurlock, who is recuperating nicely. In fact, Keith was front & center to not only cheer us on, but also to lend his incredible voice to several songs!
April 15th marked our first appearance at the legendary Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY. We were informed just before we started that it was a sellout! The night was bittersweet, however, because our drummer Keith Spurlock had to miss the show due to emergency surgery. Keith’s OK and recuperating. Thanks to Al Hury for filling in!
The folks in Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada treated us like family. It’s that famous Canadian hospitality! We had a packed house, some great food, a few beers (brewed in the building!), and a wonderful time. Thank you to our friends and fans from both sides of the border, and to A-1 Appliance of Ridgeway for the sponsorship.
What can we say? Things just keep getting better and better. The band performed at this beautiful theater and the concert was recorded for a television show!
To say we had a great time is an understatement — we had the BEST time! Everyone associated with the theater, the live production, and the TV show treated us like royalty! As Jack said to the audience at the end of the night, “Most of all, we would like to thank you all for listening, because you made our night!”