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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Birds of Paradox
“It began with an act of charity,” Jeff Slate says in the liner notes to his new album “Birds of Paradox." “I was the musical director for a charity event and Steve Holley, who used to be the drummer in Wings, was one of the guest performers. We hit it off and I asked him to drum on some songs of mine in the studio a few weeks later. When we got in there it was exciting. The songs sounded better than I could have ever dreamed. After 15 years making records and playing live with The Badge a new door had opened and I was excited again about making music.”
Monday's setlist will include songs from the group's album, “Birds of Paradox”, crowd favorites from Slate's tenure with The Badge, and classics that other bandmembers have performed live with Lennon and McCartney, as well as hits by Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison and other giants of the last 50 years of popular music.
“We’ve been rehearsing at the old Hit Factory, and which is now the New York headquarters of Gibson Guitars” said Slate. “It sounds fantastic. And it’s such a thrill to play these songs with these musicians. It’s intimidating to think that the last time Adam and Gary played Come Together was with John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, but even more than that it’s exciting.
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