DARIEN, Conn. – The Darien Library will host Jeff Slate & Friends this Sunday at 5 p.m. for an evening of classic rock with a free concert celebrating the music of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and ELO in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.
Slate is a singer/songwriter from New York City. In the mid-90s he released “The Townshend Tapes,” on which The Who’s Pete Townshend acted as executive producer, and opened for Sheryl Crow on her “Tuesday Night Music Club” tour. In 1997, he founded the band The Badge, who released four albums and countless singles, EPs and live “bootleg” sets, and went on to become darlings of the UK/European “mod” scene in the 2000s.
“Birds of Paradox,” his first solo album of original material, was released in 2012. It was followed in November 2013 by “Imposters & Attractions.” Slate is a regular contributor to Esquire, Rolling Stone and many other outlets, writing about music and culture.
Other performers include Earl Slick, who toured the world with David Bowie and appeared on many Bowie albums, from "David Live!" through "The Next Day," and played on John Lennon’s last recording sessions; Steve Holley, who was a member of Paul McCartney & Wings from 1978-1981; Rick Mullen has toured the world with Don McLean and The Commander Cody Band; Charly Roth has played with a who’s who of rock legends, including Ozzy Osbourne, and currently serves as the chief music supervisor on the Denis Leary show “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”; and Jimmy “Mack” McElligott, who has performed and/or recorded with Gene Cornish (Young Rascals), Carlos Alomar (Bowie, Lennon), Arno Hecht (Rolling Stones), Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan) and many others.
Refreshments will be served.
The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Road.
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