Broken Arrow (Neil Young Tribute)
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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Broken Arrow (Neil Young Tribute)
Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin' electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. The band delivers these classic songs faithfully while taking them out on some jamming excursions and tastefully tweaking some of the arrangements. These guys always have audiences on their feet singing along and demanding encores at every show.
The band is fronted by Joe Mass, veteran virtuoso Philly guitar player, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. (www.joemass.com) Joe has toured and recorded with artists such as Bootsy Collins, Robert Hazard, Essra Mohawk, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, and Rick Derringer He was music director for Grammy Award winning artist, (Maniac from the film Flashdance), Michael Sembello. Joe is a featured guitar player at the prestigious Dallas International Guitar Festival, alongside the likes of Sonny Landreth, Andy Timmons, Jimmy Wallace, Greg Koch, Gary Hoey, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. Joe's vocal and instrumental interpretation of Neil 's music is faithful to the original, yet he puts his own stamp on these iconic songs with his incendiary playing and some cool segues and arrangements.
Danny Gold plays bass and sings harmony in Broken Arrow. He is the owner of Danny's Guitar Shop in Narberth, and host of WHYY's Danny's Guitar Shop TV show (www.dannysguitarshop.com, www.dannysguitarshop.tv). A steady presence on Philly's live music scene since the 80's, Dan has played bass with The Dukes of Destiny, (including the night they backed up the legendary Otis Rush), Bill Kirchen, Beats Walkin', Ben Arnold, Wanamaker Lewis, and others.
On drums and vocal harmonies we have Larry Freedman, another Philadelphia band veteran for decades, who owns and operates 2nd Street Productions (www.2ndstprod.com) recording studio. Larry produces the jingles and bumper music that plays round the clock on news radio stations KYW in Philadelphia and WBZ in Boston. He had played with the backing band for Daryl Hall’s vocal group, The Temptones (before Hall and Oates) and played on the Grammy winning gospel song of the year, Loves Me Like A Rock, by the Dixie Hummingbirds. Larry and Danny have played together in various bands and projects over the past 30 years. They are a rare example of a very musical rhythm section with a great feel that instantly drops into that schweet pocket without even thinking about it.
Marty Cohl handles electric and pedal steel guitar duties in Broken Arrow. His soulful country rock / bluegrass informed instrumental style is the band's secret sauce. Marty injects his unique twang-a-delic flavor into these classic tunes while remaining fundamentally true to Neil's compositional vision. In the early 70's he headed west from his musically rich home town of Nyack, NY to San Francisco. In the Bay Area he joined "funky western" country rock band Sunnybrook, where he first teamed up with Danny. Among Marty's most inspirational guitar heroes are Neil Young, Steven Stills, Jerry Garcia, Clarence White, Ben Keith, and Mike Campbell.
Have you ever perked up when the radio plays a song that first hit popular stations when you were in middle school or high school? Do you turn the volume up to obnoxious levels and sing along?
Many of our “firsts” (first swig of beer, first school dance, first time we shaved, first time we got the courage to kiss someone else, and so on) went hand in hand with the music that was popular at the time. Remember when gas was 35 cents? How about rotary dial phones? Drive in movies and transistor radios were all the rage. We never had a TV in our bedroom.
We always had a 45-player. Someone in our family or group of friends had an amazing record collection (probably still does) and helped expose us to an incredible world of music.
Music can bring us right back to a time and place we can remember with clarity. What were you doing then? What song was playing? Remember becoming absorbed in songs you believed help better define you? And there’s always that one song that never gets old. But even as the importance of the memory itself fades, the emotional afterglow tagged to the music lingers.
AM Radio plays all of those songs. Even the ones you’ve forgotten. AM Radio gives us a glimpse into the years when our brains leapt with joy at the music that’s come to define us. Those years may have passed, but each time we hear the songs we loved,
the joy they once brought us surges anew.
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $22 Reserved