FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grammy- and Emmy-nominated, Tower of Power Trumpeter and His Soulful Ensemble Will Have Long’s Park Concertgoers on Their Feet July 14, 2013.
LANCASTER, PA – Greg Adams, a founding member of the Tower of Power, is coming to Long’s Park Sunday, July 14, 2013, with his mega funk band, East Bay Soul. Together they create a union that’s nothing short of musically miraculous. With a sound rooted in the unique soul of the San Francisco East Bay area, it’s truly R&B for our time—and music that is sure to young and not-so-young concertgoers out of their lawn chairs, on their feet flanking the stage and moving with the music. Greg Adams and East Bay Soul will remind its Long’s Park audience of what they love about music, treating them to a melding pot of contemporary urban rhythm and a music that combines all the sounds from the city. It’s world music, it’s edgy and it’s urban.
The free evening—the seventh concert in the 51st annual Long’s Park Summer Music Series—will begin at 7:30 pm. Co-sponsoring Greg Adams and East Bay Soul is Members 1st Federal Credit Union.
The sound of Greg Adams is a very familiar musical signature. For nearly four decades—from the time he first arrived in the Bay area in the early 70s, he has been a driving musical force that transcends genres. His remarkable horn arrangements of What is Hip? earned him a 1973 Grammy nomination. His arrangements with Paul Shaffer for the seventh anniversary of “Late Night with David Letterman” captured a Emmy nomination in 1989. Music lovers have also been introduced to him through his performances and arrangements with such luminaries as Chicago, Heart, Elton John, Huey Lewis and the News, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt and Carlos Santana. He premiered with a solo album in 1993 which skyrocketed in 1995 to No. 1 on the US smooth jazz charts.
A founding member of Tower of Power, his legendary horn arrangements created its signature sounds and made the group the top horn section of its time. This artistry sizzled in his work on Santana’s Everything is Everything, Elton John’s The Bitch is Back and Chaka Kahn’s Fool’s Paradise.
Joining Greg Adams will ex-Tower of Power stalwart Lee Thornburg on trumpet and trombone and eight other musicians rounding out the Greg Adams and East Bay Soul’s sound on horns, keyboard, guitar and percussion.
The 51st annual Long’s Park Summer Music Series is produced and underwritten by the Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation. The 13 weeks of award-winning, live performances are presented free of charge at Long’s Park, thanks to generous sponsors, private donors and proceeds of the Labor Day weekend Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival. Season sponsors are Argires, Becker, Marotti & Westphal; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority; Lancaster Newspapers and Susquehanna Bank. Helping underwrite its June 30 patriotic concert will be FOX43.
Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.
Long’s Park concertgoers are invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the park. A selection of food purveyors will also be in the park, offering a complete meal’s selection of family foods and desserts. Long’s Park is a smoke- and alcohol-free park.
Long’s Park is conveniently located at 1441 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster, just off Route 30 across from Park City Center. All events and in-park parking are free of charge and held rain or shine, except in the case of dangerously inclement weather.
Long’s Park concertgoers are invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the park. A selection of food purveyors will also be in the park, offering a complete meal’s worth of family foods and desserts. Long’s Park is an alcohol-free park.
Additional information and links to musical previews of Long’s Park’s performers can be found at www.LongsPark.org or on Facebook. For details on corporate sponsorships of the Long’s Park Summer Music Series and to learn how to make individual and corporate contributions, contact the Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation at www.LongsPark.org.
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June 29, 2013