Songs in the Key of Life: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder - 2/20/20Thursday, February 20 2020 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
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Songs in the Key of Life: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder - 2/20/20
at Main Concert Venue
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SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE-
A TRIBUTE TO STEVIE WONDER
Based in Boston, Songs in the Key of Life pays tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time: Stevie Wonder. The band has not one, but three great singers, all of whom sing Stevie’s tunes in their own unique way: Ray Greene, currently lead singer for Santana and formerly lead vocalist for Tower of Power; Jeff Ramsey, who has toured with Al Jarreau and Lalah Hathaway, and recorded with Whitney Houston and Diana Ross; and Lance Webb, formerly of Pieces of a Dream and local funk favorite Hypertension.
Songs covers tunes from albums as far back as My Cherie Amour (1968) to Conversation Peace (1995). You will hear some of Stevie’s greatest upbeat songs, such as I Wish, Superstition and Do I Do, as well as ballads including Overjoyed and Lately.
The band is backed by a strong rhythm section and four horns. Leading the horns is saxophonist Andre Ward, who has toured with Freddy Jackson, and who is a major smooth jazz recording artist in his own right. On trumpet is Scott Aruda, who has traveled the world supporting major acts including James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Tedeschi Trucks, and Stevie Wonder himself. Ray Greene doubles on trombone and Lance Webb doubles on tenor sax, rounding out the horn section.
The rhythm section is tight and experienced, including several members of Boston based DownTime. The back line is led by keyboard player Dow Brain, who has played with such varied artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Brian McKnight and Tracy Bonham. Dow has toured throughout the U.S. and Japan, and is also an award winning music producer and composer, his music having appeared on The Sopranos, Ray Donovan and The Goldbergs. Laying down the groove on drums is Seth Burkhart. Seth, known for his great backbeat and showmanship, has toured the U.S. with a variety of bands. On bass is Joe “Jam” Sumrell, a fixture on the Boston music scene for many years, and one of the most in demand bassists around. Jim DiNardo, formerly of Rods and Cones, is on percussion, and guitarist Bob “Big Sky” Pierce completes the band.