LIVE: Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman @ the Palace Theatre, 10/27/11

November 8th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg
Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson

This was Jon Anderson’s show, to be sure. And at the Palace Theatre in Albany, his voice was simply amazing – maybe as good as it’s ever been. And that’s certainly no idle claim about a guy who celebrated his 67th birthday just two days earlier.

And Anderson’s distinctive voice was front and center the whole evening with no muscular, hyperactive prog-rock rhythm section to compete with. In fact, for much of the night, Anderson’s lone accompaniment was the keyboard wizardry of his old Yes-mate Rick Wakeman. Anderson chimed in with his acoustic guitar whenever the duo dipped into the vast Yes catalog of songs, but on the selections from the duo’s recent collaborative album, “The Living Tree,” Wakeman carried the whole load himself. Quite admirably, too, stretching from the baroque to barrelhouse during the course of a song, even though he was clearly in a supporting role to Anderson’s vocal fire-power.

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Jon Anderson, What Was the First Record You Ever Bought?

October 25th, 2011, 10:08 am by Greg

Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson

Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson

“The first record I ever bought was the instrumental, ‘Rebel Rouser.’ What was that guitarist’s name? Oh yeah, Duane Eddy.

And after that it was Eddie Cochran, which led me to Elvis Presley.

That was in 1956. Boy, it is difficult to believe that was more than 50 years ago.”

At the Palace Theatre in Albany, singer Jon Anderson teams up with his old Yes-mate keyboardist Rick Wakeman for an intimate evening of classics from the Yes catalog, as well as songs from the new Anderson-Wakeman collaborative album, “The Living Tree,” at 7:30pm on Thursday (October 27). Tix are $31, $45 and $75.

Oh Yes! The Palace Theatre Adds a New Concert

August 2nd, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

Jon Anderson teams up with his Yes-mate Rick Wakeman to bring their Project 360 Tour to the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 27.

The full-evening show will feature plenty of classics from the vast Yes catalogue and songs from their respective solo albums, as well as selections from their new collaboration, “The Living Tree.”

Priced at $31, $45 and $75, tix go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday (August 4).

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