Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 25th -27th is a Wild Weekend with members of NRBQ, past and present, including Ferguson, Gadler, at the Iron Horse

We’re very excited to announce a three night stand that will surely be a wild weekend featuring assorted members of the legendary and beloved NRBQ (plus some special guests.) NRBQ formed in1967 in Miami but eventually migrated to the Northeast where they became a vital part of the New England music scenes of the 70s and 80s. Their live shows were notoriously great, their fans loyal, their set lists non-existent. Original guitarist Steve Ferguson and lead singer Frank Gadler were with the band for their genre bending Columbia Records debut in 1969, as well as their second, Boppin' The Blues (with Carl Perkins), Scraps, and finally Workshop. Steve and Frankie will both be at this show as will Al Anderson, who came on board for Scraps, Joey Spampinato, who’s been in since the first note, and his brother Johnny Spampinato who joined the band when Al left in 1994. While not officially an NRBQ show, this will be a one-of-a-kind, and probably one-time-only occurrence, drawing from 40 years of great music by NRBQ and beyond. Photos: Top, first single, Eddie Cochran b/w Sun Ra?! Who but NRBQ? Below; the 1969 debut. Steve Ferguson, recently.

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