8:00pm | $40 Members | $45 General
Roger McGuinn (Mr. Tambourine Man) not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as "folk-rock." Roger's solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since. In addition to touring, Roger has been busier than ever with work spearheading his acclaimed Folk Den Project, his workshop programs and last season opening The Montreal Folk Festival. Roger can provides an educational seminar which includes aspects of rock history, musical techniques, and computer techniques he uses in recording. Roger’s most recent CDs are "CCD" a CD/DVD package of Sea Shanties, celebrating one of folk music’s most unique genres and "The Folk Den Project - The Twentieth Anniversary Edition", released in 2016. Roger also offers an educational seminar which includes aspects of rock history, musical techniques, and computer techniques he uses in recording.
“...the electric, magical communal experience shared in the room, as McGuinn played both non-negotiable classics and deep-catalogue delights, was precisely the proof of how enduring and meaningful his work has been. In spite of the fact that no one could possibly count how many times he has played Mr. Tambourine Man, the thrill of its 1965 arrival could be felt close to 50 years later in the ghostly chime of McGuinn's resigned return to it. The ringing opening chords of Turn! Turn! Turn! still make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. The stately psychedelia of 5D (Fifth Dimension) has lost none of its beauty. And even with its acoustic flamenco makeover, Eight Miles High remains a gripping musical journey.” Montreal Gazette May 2013
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