Paper Sun: The Music of Traffic
Friday, July 6th, 2018
Ashokan Talent Presents: Paper Sun - The Music of Traffic Music Director, Scott Petito assembles an AllStar line-up to interpret the iconic work of Traffic, with renditions of familiar songs and deep catalog cuts! Featured Players Include: Randy Ciarlante / Drums / Vocals (The Band, The Weight Band) Bruce Katz / Keys (Allman Brothers, Greg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton) Bill Harris / Woodwinds (Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant) Joey Eppard, / Vocals (1990s progressive-rock outfit, Three) Scott Petito / Bass (James Taylor, Garth Hudson, the Fugs, Jack DeJohnette) Andy Stack / Guitar / Vocals (Buffalo Stack) Traffic The original Traffic had two phases. The first , a winsomely psychedelic pop band that blending blues, folk, rock, and R&B, fronted by Steve Winwood - best-known for his lead vocals with the Spencer Davis Group - and Dave Mason. After Mason, the band became Winwood's vehicle for longer, moodier excursions that leaning into to jazz and soul. Traffic was exceedingly popular in both incarnations. In 1970, while Winwood was recording his first solo album, "Mad Shadows", Capaldi and Wood sat in on some sessions. That LP became Traffic's fifth and most commercially successful album, "John Barleycorn Must Die", a gold album and a staple of "progressive" FM radio. This was followed by another gold album, "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" in 1971. Doors: 8PM, Show: 9PM.