The premier live music venue in our area, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester New York will present live on stage Steely Dan in a three night stand beginning Wednesday August 10th.
Steely Dan is an icon of rock music having been formed 50 years ago by guitarist Walter Becker and keyboardist/vocalist Donald Fagen after they met at Bard College. After playing as background musicians for others, the duo set out to Los Angeles to write and record their first album “Can’t Buy a Thrill” which produced three hit songs, “Dirty Work”, “Do it Again” and “ Reeling in the Years”. The album would be the first of many hit albums for the band.
The duo would quit playing live in the mid 1970s and become a studio only band with a revolving cast of top musical talent playing on their recordings. The music has always been unique with its fusion of rock, jazz, Latin and blues. The subject of their songs and the creative lyrics blended well with the intricate musicianship.
Though Walter Becker has passed, Donald Fagen continues on with Steely Dan and this is a great opportunity to see a legend of rock music.
The Capitol Theatre is a true local treasure. Built in 1926 as a movie theater and over the years this architectural gem has been a movie palace, rock concert venue, catering hall, and once again the premier live music venue in our area. The Capitol is famous in the late 1960s and 1970s for hosting concerts by Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, and the Greatful Dead. It has been renovated with state of the art sound and light and retains much of its 1920s architectural splendor which makes it so special.
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