Every couple of years guitar legend Robin Trower makes a stop in Nippertown, and the audiences come out to hear him play in The Egg’s big 1,000-seat Hart Theatre. And every couple of years they leave after the concert extremely happy and contented.
Well, because at 66 years old, Trower remains the consummate touring and recording professional, and though he made his musical mark in the 1970s, he still puts out interesting and musically relevant rock albums that transcend musical fads and spotlight his prodigious guitar abilities.
No, he’s never been the fastest or the loudest player, but not unlike the all-time greats – Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton – it only takes one or two notes to know it’s Robin Trower because of his signature guitar sound.
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Tommy Love is one of those classic, old-school, over-the-top rock ‘n’ roll frontmen. A ball of fire. A kinetic, non-stop bundle of energy.
He’s been that way for years, belting out the hits for a big bunch of bands from Classy Trash to the Buckadelics.
These days you can find him at the microphone for a pair of high-energy Nippertown rock bands – Blue Hand Luke (led by honkin’ sax man Luke McNamee) and Blue Machine (featuring members of Super 400).
Both of those bands – along with Super 400, garage rockers Johnny Mystery & the Mysteios and relative newcomers Saville Row – are banding together at Revolution Hall for a big benefit concert. Proceeds from the bash will go to help Tommy Love, who recently battled a life-threatening illness and was left facing an enormous mountain of medical bills. Like so many musicians, Love didn’t have medical insurance; he couldn’t afford it.
Admission is only $10.