Monday, May 01, 2006

Concert: Dave Nachmanoff and musical tidbits

AL STEWART & Dave Nachmanoff play Club Cafe on Sunday, May 6, 2006

$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show
Doors 6PM Show 7PM

"Past, Present and Future", his first USA release, was the first record Stewart made incorporating historical data, elements of film, literature and current affairs into his lyrics. It became a cult album which has now sold close to a million copies worldwide. His next album, "Modern times", cracked the US top 40 album chart which led to Al and his band touring the United States.

"Year Of The Cat", released in 1976, became Al's first platinum (one million units) album in the United States. It featured two top 20 singles, "Year Of The Cat" and "On The Border". Bouyed by this success, he moved to Los Angeles and released "Time Passages" in 1978 which also sold platinum and featured the singles "Time Passages" and "Song On The Radio". This period was followed by worldwide tours with his band "Shot In The Dark".
Our friend, Dave Nachmanoff, joins Al Stewart on tour in many venues. He played here with Al at Hartword at a wine festival a few years ago.

Dave played two shows for us in the past too. One was at Club Cafe on 9-11. Jim Roddey and Dan Onorato were both invited and came to speak that night as well. And, our new minister, Lynn, from, made her first Pittsburgh event then too.

Dave also gave a concert and helped to open the new Musicians Hearing Center at UPMC, something that my wife started at Eye and Ear Institutue.

The musican's hearing center is doing well these days as well. The service provides no charge hearing protection for the musicans and teachers in Pgh Public Schools. Catherine, my wife, went to Langley High School to have a photo taken with musicians there for a UPMC publication. On Friday, Catherine worked with the kids at an Elementary School, Dillworth. They have an 'arts focus' and do morning assembly that includes drumming, loud drumming. Now the kids there have hearing protection -- just like they have at the PSO, Pgh Symphony Orchestra.

If you can, come to the show on Sunday at Club Cafe. You'll have a wonderful time.

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