Kevin Cole & Friends
Pianist Kevin Cole has delighted Ravinia audiences with his celebrations of Marvin Hamlisch, Cole Porter, and the Gershwins over the past three seasons, and he returns this summer with Rod Gilfry, Sylvia McNair, and Ryan VanDenBoom for another signature evening of the Great American Songbook in the Martin Theatre.
Classic Albums Live
Classic Albums Live drops the needle on The Beatles’ iconic LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, faithfully performing the complete disc—note for note and cut for cut—and more of the Fab Four’s greatest hits, just as the group has done for Abbey Road, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.
Tommy Emmanuel will open the Alison Krauss concert on June 16. Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At age 6, he was touring his native Australia with his family band. By 30, Emmanuel was a rock and roll lead guitarist, burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a “Certified Guitar Player” by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.
Wednesday, August 22
Tall Heights makes its Ravinia debut opening for Cake and Ben Folds on August 22. Singer/guitarist Tim Harrington and singer/cellist Paul Wright formed Tall Heights in 2010, keeping their songs stripped down to their essential elements, in part, to make it simpler to perform on the streets of Boston. Their most recent release, Neptune, is a far lusher construct. “It was helpful and I think comforting to define ourselves as two vocalists, guitar and cello,” Wright says. “There was a beauty and a simplicity, and stepping outside of that box is pretty scary, because you’re forced to do some sonic soul-searching. I think this record reflects the results of that scary step.”
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