The Heroes Behind The Hits: Music & Tales from the Legends of Rock n Roll
Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 7 pm
Student $8 | Adult Advance $20 | Adult Day of Show $25
Get ready for a night that transcends the ordinary – an electrifying, toe tapping musical talk show featuring none other than the iconic musician to the stars, Jimmy Ryan. With a career that helped create the soundtrack of generations, Jimmy invites you to dive headfirst into the untold tales and magical music that shaped A-list recording artists and made history in the world of rock and roll.
Jimmy Ryan, a Hall of Fame musician, kicks off the show by regaling you with the zeniths of his career. He unveils video snippets showcasing his six-decade career behind chart-topping hits recorded with the likes of Carly Simon, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Jim Croce and a galaxy of other luminaries. It's not just a trip down memory lane; it's a front-row seat to the making of musical history.
Then, hold on tight as Jimmy, armed with his guitar, musically transports you into the heart of recording sessions with artists spanning from The Beatles, Peter Gabriel and The Eurythmics to The Police, Simon & Garfunkel and Led Zeppelin. Witness the metamorphosis of songs from a raw, unrecognizable form to the iconic masterpieces that grace your playlist. With captivating anecdotes and musical wizardry, Jimmy reveals how each studio musician contributes to the alchemy that turns a melody into a hit record. Then he performs the song in its final form to demonstrate the transformation from raw to finished masterpiece.
Jimmy isn't just a virtuoso on the stage and in the recording studio; he's also a critically acclaimed author with a compelling tale to tell. With a wordsmith's touch, he reads an excerpt from his five-star rated book, "The Superstar Chronicles - Tales of Life Among Rock Royalty”, sharing intimate, first-person, sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic experiences of life in the studio, on tour buses, planes, hotels, and concert venues, as if you're in the spotlight with the legends themselves.
As the final words linger in the air, the stage lights up with questions from the audience, after which there is an opportunity to meet the maestro himself and secure a signed copy of "The Superstar Chronicles." This isn't just a show; it's your golden ticket to an unforgettable night where the magic of music creation comes to life, and you become part of the story.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
RECORDED & PERFORMED WITH
SOME OF THE BIGGEST POP STARS:
Carly Simon * Rod Stewart * Paul McCartney * Cat Stevens
Jim Croce * Elton John * Olivia Rodrigo and more!