Al Stewart "Weekend Pass"

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

Al Stewart "Weekend Pass"

The Empty Pockets

Sun, June 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$55.00 - $85.00

Al Stewart "Weekend Pass"
Al Stewart "Weekend Pass"
This ticket is for BOTH concerts!

The Kent Stage will present a unique Al Stewart Weekend on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, with full band renditions of two classic records. The first night will feature a performance of Stewart’s Past Present and Future album in its entirety. In 1973, Stewart abandoned the confessional tone of his first four albums and took his music in a completely different direction. Taking history as the prime source of his material and seemingly inventing historical folk rock overnight, the release of Past Present and Future in October of 1973 was introduced with some fanfare and even greater critical acclaim.

The second evening will include a complete performance of Stewart’s iconic platinum-selling Year of the Cat release. Released in 1976, the classic LP is considered Stewart’s masterpiece. On both nights, fans can also expect a generous helping of Stewart’s other intimate folk-rock songs, such as “Time Passages.”
The Empty Pockets
The Empty Pockets’ often cerebral and sometimes playful indie rock sound is built upon a strong foundation of the timeless Americana, Blues, and Motown Soul that came before them.

Their journey began with the late, great Buddy Holly. Childhood friends, Solomon (guitar) and Rosenthal (drums), started a band by joining forces with Bellon (bass). Soon after recording an original demo as “Josh & The Empty Pockets,” the new group was showcased in a Chicago theatrical production of The Buddy Holly Story, performing as Buddy Holly & The Crickets six nights a week. There they met singer Brett (keys), who enlisted as the final band member. With more than one distinct vocalist now delighting their audiences, the band officially became, simply, “The Empty Pockets.”

Ever since, they’ve been embracing collaboration. Just as The Band famously came into their own behind various frontmen, The Empty Pockets have found comparable footing teaming up with a wide range of legendary artists; Kenny Loggins, Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), Gary Wright (“Dreamweaver”), and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco). Their sound has evolved, influenced not only by these remarkable musicians, but also through collaboration with independent artists and, most importantly, among themselves. Through The Empty Pockets’ adventures, Solomon and Brett fell deeply in love and united their worlds as husband and wife. Since then, the band built a recording studio and continues to tour incessantly in pursuit of spreading joy through their music.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240