Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallagher

April 21
9:00 pm

Rory Gallagher’s music reached a massive worldwide audience and produced some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Sadly Rory passed on June 14th 1995, the ultimate tragedy for his legion of fans.

The BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute to Rory, but a celebration of his life and music. The band consists of musicians who played with Rory as his rhythm section for many years, fronted by the incomparable Davy Knowles on guitar.

GERRY McAVOY (bass guitar) played with Rory for 20 years from 1971 to 1991 and possesses a great insight to the man and his music. Gerry played on every album Rory ever made and wrote a book about his career titled Riding Shotgun, published in 2005. Gerry is also known for musical partnerships with Champion Jack DupreeDeep Joy and Nine Below Zero.

TED McKENNA (drums) played with Rory from 1977 to 1981. He has performed with numerous rock legends including Greg Lake, Gary Moore and Michael Schenker Group just to name a few, and recorded some of the top albums of our time. Ted is a “rock drummer’s drummer.”

DAVY KNOWLES is a blues rocker originally from the Isle Of Man and currently residing in Chicago, IL. He is best known for fronting the Davy Knowles Band as well as the popular blues-rock band Back Door Slam. Knowles’ musical influences include Robert JohnsonDire StraitsRory GallagherPeter Green and Eric Clapton to name a few. He has toured alongside the likes of Jeff BeckJoe SatrianiChickenfootThe Rhythm Devils and Gov’t Mule.

Opening Artist: Susan Cattaneo

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.