- Friday, July 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm
RIDGEFIELD — When Kansas burst onto the mainstream music scene with “Carry On Wayward Son” in 1977, they were already a well-established and well-practiced ensemble that honed their musicianship and performance skills playing hundreds of shows and producing several preceding records.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
RIDGEFIELD — After a rousing, sold out set from former Eagles member Don Felder a few weeks back, The Ridgefield Playhouse is welcoming another major contributor to that seminal California classic rock band Saturday, June 20, as John David, or JD, Souther hits the stage for an 8 pm show.
- Friday, June 5, 2015
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, solo artist and Byrds front man and primary songwriter Roger McGuinn has reached a point in his nearly 60 year musical journey where he has arrived back where he started. And the celebrated musician has found himself not only enjoying, but delving deep into the music of his youth - American folk.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
RIDGEFIELD — In an interview ahead of his Ridgefield Playhouse show June 10, highly respected and award-winning blues artist Matt Schofield said after nearly 25 years in the business, it’s still incomprehensible when he is aligned beside fellow British players like Eric Clapton and Peter Green
But all humility aside, Schofield told The Newtown Bee he is excited to be able to thrill true blues fans and newcomers alike, exposing his audiences to the “irreplaceable joy of live music."
- Friday, March 27, 2015
In his exclusive interview with The Newtown Bee ahead of his April 8 show at The Ridgefield Playhouse, legendary guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robby Krieger talked about how great it is to still be able to perform Doors material for fans, albeit now standing beside his son and vocalist Waylon. Krieger also talked about The Doors songwriting process, revealed the secret behind his preferred choice of guitars, discussed the final stages of building an all-analog recording studio at his home, and what the Playhouse audience will be in for during his upcoming local stop.
- Friday, February 13, 2015
RIDGEFIELD — Don Felder may not be the first member of The Eagles you think of as you’re humming, or playing air guitar, to “Hotel California,” one of the defining classic rock songs of all time.
But Felder’s influence is as much a part of the history of the Eagles, as it is in numerous other collaborations with iconic pop and rock stars from Kenny Loggins, Stevie Nicks and Sarah McLachlan to historical musical figures like Barbra Streisand, The Bee Gees, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
- Friday, October 24, 2014
As a guitarist, Adrian Belew has made his mark as the go-to ‘string man’ for Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and most notably, the supremely eclectic King Crimson. Along the way the affable Kentuckian also wracked up serious cred as a critically acclaimed solo artist with his group The Bears, as an in-demand multi instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and more recently, visual artist and app creator.
- Friday, October 17, 2014
Annie Haslam, the only sustaining member of the progressive rock band Renaissance and a popular painter, is pictured with a guitar she decorated. Haslam has chosen The Ridgefield Playhouse as the launching point for her band’s latest tour debuting their newest album, Symphony of Light. The tour opens in Ridgefield October 23, and will end at Hartford’s Infinity Hall November 5.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
RIDGEFIELD — Those who see images of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding may mistakenly assume she attracted all the attention and fame she has been enjoying for nearly a decade, first and foremost, because of her tall, willowy supermodel looks.
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
RIDGEFIELD — On the eve of his 65th birthday, rocker Eddie Money is hoping all his Connecticut fans will queue up to get their own “Two Tickets To Paradise,” and check out his set at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 20.
The “Money Man” extended that invitation to readers of The Newtown Bee during an interview ahead of the show. Newtown's own Doug Wahlberg is opening with his band, providing an added incentive to attend.