LIVE: Ray Davies @ The Egg, 11/22/11

November 30th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Ray Davies

Ray Davies

“I’ve always been brought up to think of myself as a faceless individual,” said Ray Davies midway through his show at The Egg and just before playing “20th Century Man,” his 1971 Kinks song that laments the alienation of modern life.

It was a striking statement. You don’t expect to hear such self-effacing words from an elder statesman of rock and roll – and author of more brilliantly unique songs than just about any musical artist alive.

But, then again, who else but Ray Davies would say that? So many of his songs capture the bittersweet, and oftentimes very British, existence of ordinary life – the frustrations and joys of everyday people.

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It’s Official! Ray Davies Comes to The Egg

September 1st, 2011, 11:30 am by Greg
Ray Davies

Ray Davies

We announced it on Tuesday, but now the folks at The Egg have made it official.

Ray Davies – lead singer and songwriter for legendary British rock band the Kinks – will step into the spotlight at The Egg at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 22, performing Kinks classics, as well as songs from his solo career.

Priced at $39.50, $44.50 and $49.50, tix are currently on sale to members of The Egg and will be available to the general public on Thursday, September 8.

An Albany Tourstop for Ray Davies?

August 30th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
Ray Davies

While there’s no official word from the venue yet, Ray Davies’ Facebook page indicates that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Kinks bandleader will be making a tour stop at The Egg in Albany on Tuesday, November 22. Stay tuned for details…

LIVE: Ray Davies @ The Egg, 11/23/09

November 25th, 2009, 3:13 pm by Greg

Somebody must be slipping truth serum into the bottles of Saratoga water backstage at The Egg.

Earlier this month, during his introduction to “Sloop John B,” Brian Wilson revealed, “My mother taught me not to hate anything or anybody. But I’ll tell you one thing – this next song I do not like.”

On Monday night, Ray Davies displayed some equally surprising (and refreshing) candor, declaring, “This next song is called ‘Come Dancing,’ and I wish I’d never written it.”

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Ray Davies, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

November 23rd, 2009, 1:30 pm by Greg

ChetAtkinsTeensville“The first record I ever bought was by Chet Atkins called ‘Teensville.’ I wanted to play like Chet Atkins after that – a bit of country, a bit of blues.”

Leader of legendary British rockers the Kinks, Ray Davies and his band make a tour stop tonight (Monday, November 23) at The Egg in Albany. Christina Courtin opens the show.

Ray Davies Heads to The Egg

October 13th, 2009, 11:30 am by Greg

rayDaviesRay Davies – the voice of the legendary British rock band the Kinks – will perform at The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm Monday, November 23.

Known for such classic rock songs such as “You Really Got Me,” “Well Respected Man,” “Tired of Waiting,” “Lola,” “Come Dancing” and many others, Davies will bring his band to The Egg for an evening of his greatest Kinks hits as well as new songs from his latest solo album “Working Man’s Café.”

He’s also the author of “X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography.”

Priced at $49.50, $39.50, $34.50, tickets are currently available to members only. They will go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 19.

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