In conjunction with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew at this year's 15th Annual American Music Masters series, the Museum is partnering the with the New Orleans Ponderosa Stomp this month.
On Friday, September 24th, the Rock Hall's Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley will host the Third Annual American Music History Conference at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. An array of iconic musicians will be interviewed at the conference including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Duane Eddy, Ronnie Spector, and Dave Bartholomew, along with Jimi Espinoza, the original bassist of Thee Midniters, who ignited Chicano rock in 60's East L.A. with cruising anthems like "Whittier Blvd." Additionally, the Trashmen, the wild 60's Minnesotans behind the iconic rock song "Surfin' Bird" will be interviewed as well.
Without the talents of producer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout and trumpeter Dave Bartholomew, the world would never have heard of a piano player named Fats – and that’s only scratching the edge of the tip of the iceberg for Dave Bartholomew, New Orleans’ premier architect of rock n’roll. With Stomp founder Dr. Ike and chronicler John Broven, Bartholomew shares his firsthand account of the dawn of the American rock and R&B sound.
19TH ANNUAL MUSIC MASTERS® SERIES HONORING THE EVERLY BROTHERS
TRIBUTE CONCERT / SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014 730PM
SCHEDULED TO PERFORM
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Dawn McCarthy
Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert. The house band will feature Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, who served as musical director for the Everly Brothers’ 1983 reunion concert.
Price: $30 - $100
A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The weeklong series of events:
FREE with RSVP - Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. - Author Series with Michael Kosser at the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), adjacent to the Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)
FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. - Songwriters to Soundmen with Rodney Crowell, Peter Asher and Albert Lee in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor
FREE - Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Ann Powers at Case Western Reserve University’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd, Cleveland
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater.
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre
Special program for students:
LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Classroom Conversations: Understanding the Everly Brothers’ Musical Legacy
The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.
In memory of Phil Everly, who passed away in January of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the 2014 Annual Music Masters will create awareness for the disease, which affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the United States. The progressive lung diseases include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Despite being the third leading cause of death in the United States, there is very little research funding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease but the lack of research, awareness and education has resulted in millions of unnecessary hospitalizations, complications and even deaths of patients. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. To make a contribution to the Phil Everly Memorial Fund, visit www.copdfoundation.org/PhilEverlyMemorial.aspx.