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    Tower of Power and Average White Band

    Presented by at Ferguson Center for the Arts

    April 1, 2008

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    Tower of Power and Average White Band

    No matter who you are, where you live, or your taste in music, Tower of Power will find you. And once that happens, it's all over. You will come to believe not only that soul music is the salvation of us all, but that Tower of Power is one of those rare bands who can claim to be the real deal, 100 proof, aged-to-perfection, ground zero Soul. And the thing is, they're everywhere now. Of course they're still on the radio, their up-front horn...

    No matter who you are, where you live, or your taste in music, Tower of Power will find you. And once that happens, it's all over. You will come to believe not only that soul music is the salvation of us all, but that Tower of Power is one of those rare bands who can claim to be the real deal, 100 proof, aged-to-perfection, ground zero Soul. And the thing is, they're everywhere now. Of course they're still on the radio, their up-front horn section serving as the prototype for today's retroswing bands, and lending their singular horns to immortal tracks by Elton John, Rod Stewart, the Eurythmics and Phish. But the truest testament to Tower of Power remains the band's formidable concert appearances. Stand in front of the stage at their show and bathe in the sonic blast of brass and funk. Average White Band is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces,' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations. The six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by audiences the world over. The current line-up of the band - this time with noted US recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre - continue to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical acclaim.

    Ferguson Center for the Arts

    1 University Place
    Newport News, VA 23606

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    Admission Info:
    $22-$37/Each


    General Day and Time Info:
    Tuesday 7:30pm


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