LIVE: Todd Rundgren @ The Egg, 7/30/13

August 16th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
Todd Rundgren (photo by Ted Were)

Todd Rundgren (photo by Ted Were)

Review by Kirsten Ferguson
Photograph by Ted Were

The ever-versatile Todd Rundgren started his Egg set as a rocker, working the stage from side to side and dramatically waving his arms to conduct his four-piece backing band during the opening combo of “Real Man” and “Love of the Common Man.” He looked like a rocker, too, in dark shades, tight black pants, Beatle boots and two-tone colored hair that matched his black blazer with white piping.

But rock and roll was just the start of the two-hour performance, which touched upon blues and then got heavy into soul before coming full-bore back to rock and pop before the night was done. No matter the style – and despite the empty seats in the wings of the Hart Theatre – the show was a non-stop delight.

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Kasim Sulton, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

June 21st, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
Kasim Sulton

Kasim Sulton

“The first record album I ever bought? Personally? Now you mean album, right, not single? That would be ‘Sgt. Pepper.’ I remember my father bought it for me, and it cost $6. He couldn’t believe how expensive it was.

But wait a minute … I already had ‘Meet the Beatles.’ So actually, the first album I bought might have been ‘Meet the Beatles.’

Either way, that’s really where my roots are.”

Kasim Sulton – who has worked with Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, the New Cars and others, in addition to his solo work – will strap on his bass for “An Evening with Todd Rundgren” at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday. Joining Rundgren and Sulton in the spotlight will be drummer Prairie Prince, guitarist Jesse Gress and keyboardist John Ferenzik. General admission tix to the concert are $40.

Todd Rundgren, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 12th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

Todd Rundgren
“I vaguely remember. I’m not exactly sure which was the very first one, but very near the beginning was the Beatles’ second album.

I really grew up with that whole album format.

Before albums, there were singles, and I’m old enough to remember a time when there were no LPs yet. When the LP first came out, it was quite a phenomenon. And when stereo first came out – Oh boy!”

Todd Rundgren and his band – bassist Kasim Sulton, drummer Prairie Prince and guitarist Jesse Gress – play a homecoming show of sorts at 8pm Tuesday at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock in the support of the new album, “Todd Rundgren’s Johnson,” a tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson. Sean Schenker and Jason Sarubbi (both of the Trapps) will the show. Reserved seats are sold out; general admission tickets are $40.

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