6/29/08

Jay and the Americans' classic rock shows, '08- early '09

Jay and the Americans are performing very special classic shows this year.  While one of the group’s concerts are always a treat, these gigs are connected to the history of rock and roll:

August 9, the group performs a benefit concert for the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in Sharon, PA.  Visit the web site, http://www.vocalgroup.org. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducts performers from every era of music history where group members harmonize with each other.  Inducted groups include Simon and Garfunkel, the Cowsills, the Whispers….
 
On November 1, the guys will be performing at a tribute to Gene Pitney to raise funds for the Somers Education Foundation, which raises money for special educational programs.  The benefit takes place at La Renaissance Banquet House in East Windsor, CT.  The contact number is 413-531-6104.  Event producer Evan Plotkin was a childhood friend of the late Gene Pitney.  Gene’s career started in the late ‘50s, and included so many highlights: including introducing psychedelia to American culture with a 1963 hit “Mecca,” singing pop songs with a theatrical flair--“Town Without Pity,” “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”  In the late 1980s, he collaborated with Mark Almond. Like Jay and the Americans, Gene recorded “Cara Mia.”  Visit my youtube playlist to hear and see Gene performing “Mecca,” “It Hurts To Be In Love,” and other hits with a full orchestra.
 
Jay and the Americans will also perform on a classic rock cruise from January 17 through 24 in the Eastern Caribbean. The tour includes The Guess Who, Paul Revere and Dean Torrance of Jan and Dean fame.  Tickets are available c/o Tammy Selee at Harmon Travel: 208-388-3000.  Visit the site:  
http://www.concertsatsea.com/casarticles.htm

There will be some amazing shows in group members' hometowns:
July 27 is the Boulton Center for the Arts in Bay Shore, NY.  Phone: 631-794-2040.

Jay Reincke is based out of Chicago.  These two summer dates will be great:
July 18, at the Lake Zurich Alpine Fest, in Lion’s Park, Lake Zurich, IL.  Contact:
847-847-2171 and http://www.lzlions.org

The Buckinghams will also be on hand for the Northbrook Days Festival, which runs from July 30 through August 3.  Jay and the Americans will perform on August 2. 847-498-5555, and http://www.northbrookdays.com

For more tourdates, please visit http://www.jayandtheamericans.net.

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