||My good old friend Dale Ockerman (the keyboard player who replaced Nicky Hopkins on the legendary sike-ay-delic band Quicksilver Messenger Service) just sent me a cool invitation that unfortunately I cannot attend but I’m sharing this with you.
A "WHITE" CHRISTMAS IN SANTA CRUZ-
THE BEATLES’ WHITE ALBUM (LIVE)
RETURNS TO THE RIO THEATRE
Friday and Saturday, December 19th and 20th 2003
8:00 PM Doors at 7:00
After two sold out weekends this year, first at the Rio in May, then at the Henry Mello Center in Watsonville in September, the White Album Ensemble is bringing back their live re-creation of the Beatle's "White Album” to the Rio Theatre for the Performing… in time for the Holidays, a joint production of the Ensemble and the Rio. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Guitars not Guns (a non-profit organization), and Santa Cruz Music Schools Programs.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel's front- page review of the performances said "If you missed the White Album show, start kicking yourself now", and "The best concert in Santa Cruz in years". A follow-up article by the Sentinel’s Wallace Baine stated, "Both Rio shows — benefiting local schools and anti-violence programs — were sold out. Many people felt they would enjoy the concert. But a common response in the wake of those shows was that people weren’t merely entertained, but transformed".
The "White Album Ensemble" has been rehearsing for 9 months towards realizing the White Album in its entirety, beginning to end. Each show will start with side 1, cut 1, "Back in the USSR", with an intermission after "Julia", then Side 2 will be reproduced, starting with "Birthday", and concluding with "Good Night".
Replicating the Fab Four's many overdubbed parts on the album requires 8 top Santa Cruz and Monterey, Ca. based musicians and vocalists including:
- Jason Schimmel (Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals)
- Tiran Porter (Bass, Vocals),
- Dale Ockerman (Keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals),
- Ken Kraft (Guitar and Vocals,),
- Alan Heit, (Vocals, and Guitar),
- Michael Daughtery (Drums, vocals),
- Bob Bliss (Keyboards, Guitar and Vocals),
- Richard Bryant (Vocals, and Percussion).
These musicians have performed and recorded with the Doobie Brothers, Estradasphere, Snail, Jerry Miller Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Little River Band, and many others.
The performance will be enhanced with choreography
by Sara Wilbourne, era Video projections, and
Tickets are $24 general admission and $38, plus 5% Santa Cruz City Entertainment tax. Tickets will be available at Streetlight Records, Santa Cruz (831) 421 9200, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office (831) 420 5240, the Rio Theatre Box Office, 1205 Soquel ave. (831) 423 8209, or online at
(Note French spelling of theatre)
[Edited by VoodooChileInWOnderl]
||Just wondering how Revolution 9 sounds live
||I can imagine how it sounds... sike-ay-delic
||To honor those who replied that the white album is the best or the second best double album of rock I'm replying here to move it to the top
I'll take it to the top.... baby