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  • A Conversation With The 'Queen Of Coolsville:' Rickie Lee Jones Is Ready To Reign In Ridgefield

    Two-time Grammy winner and proclaimed among VH1’s “Greatest Women in Rock & Roll,” Rickie Lee Jones has recorded and performed across nearly a dozen musical genres from rock, jazz and R&B to soul, gospel, electronica, and blues — even at one point interpreting the words of Jeus Christ. She will be showcasing selections from her 40-plus years of songwriting with a focus on her latest project, The Other Side of Desire, August 12 at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  

  • Concert Preview: Kansas Keeps Pumping Out Progressive Hits With New Blood

    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.

  • JD Souther Showcasing Rootsy New Tunes, Reworked Eagles Hits In Ridgefield Saturday

    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.

  • Roger McGuinn Bringing Byrds, Folk Favorites To Ridgefield Playhouse

    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.

  • Matt Schofield Planting Diverse Blues Roots In Ridgefield June 10

    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."

  • Concert Preview – Robby Krieger Celebrating The Doors 50 Years On

    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.

  • The Eagles’ Don Felder Talks ‘Hotel California’ Tour Ahead Of Ridgefield Stop

    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.

  • Always In ‘Flux,’ Adrian Belew Unveils Latest Project, Trio Tour

    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.

  • Renaissance 'Symphony Of Light' Tour Will Debut, Conclude In Connecticut

    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.

  • Esperanza Spalding Bringing Bass, Beauty, Beats To Playhouse

    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.