These two veteran performers cut their teeth on traditional American Jazz-Folk. It's in their DNA . But they didn't stop there. Each has gone on to develop a style uniquely his own. They've endured for more than four decades playing venues from tiny coffee houses to huge concert stages throughout the U. S. and Europe . This performance at the Plaza will be an intimate show - the historic little theatre has just 200 seats and great acoustics. Experience the intimacy with a show you’ll never forget. This is a Carp Events/DawsAngeles Production in association with Plaza Playhouse Theater and 99.9 KTYD.
In the 1970's, Danny O'Keefe put out a string of albums that cemented his reputation as being among the best songwriters of his generation. These days, casual fans know him best for his Top Ten hit Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues or Jackson Browne's version of The Road from the classic Running On Empty album. But the story didn't end in the 70's. He continued to release the occasional album and recently returned with In Time, his first solo release in nine years.
O'Keefe’s 1972 hit Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues exploded onto the charts. It garnered covers by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and jazz legend Cab Calloway. Danny also co-wrote the environmental anthem Well Well Well with Bob Dylan! Since then, Danny's music has only gotten better, inspiring famed novelist Tom Robbins to say:
“As darkly seasoned with raw experience as it is brilliantly inlaid with poetic insight, O'Keefe's work this past decade constitutes the most moving musical meditations since Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind. Unblinking, hammer-hard, love-wise and haunting, these songs stay alive in the mind and the heart long after the laser has moved on."
Michael McDonald, who co-wrote a song on the new record, describes Danny's affinity for folk, country, jazz and more here: "Danny O'Keefe takes his rightful place in that ingenious and enigmatic tradition of unfettered poetic American song writing… (He writes) the kind of songs that ring with that sense of being classic and enduring, always having much to tell us lyrically. Working with Danny for me is a source of great pride because I truly think of him as one of the greats."
Since his 1966 mega hit, Elusive Butterfly helped shape and define Folk-Rock, Bob Lind has continued to evolve. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 top artists, including Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Cher and Dolly Parton. He is also the author of the cult standard Cheryl's Goin' Home. But nothing equals the power of watching him deliver his own songs.
Critic Walter Savinski summed it up this way:
“Come and see why this engaging poet/guitarist/
Make no mistake. These guys are not "stars." If you're looking for slick Las Vegas glitz you're looking in the wrong place. But if you want to hear some of the most touching, from-the-heart, deeply involving music anywhere, don't miss this dynamic show!
ONE NIGHT ONLY !! An Evening with Danny O’Keefe & Bob Lind at the Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., in Carpinteria, CA 93013 on Saturday, May 26 @ 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25 and are available at Curious Cup Bookshop, 929 Linden Ave. , at the door two hours prior to show or online plus a $3 charge at: www.Plazatheatercarpinteria.com
Plaza Playhouse Theatre has a beer & wine bar, along with snacks for your purchase and enjoyment.
Danny O'Keefe = www.dannyokeefe.com
Bob Lind = www.BobLind.com