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Friday March 27
Early Elton Trio: The Hits and The Deep
A Rock n’ Roll archaeological dig is underway, as Early Elton Trio pays tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours of 1970 to 1972.
Jeff Kazee: Piano, Vocals (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
John Conte: Bass, Vocals (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
Rich Pagano: Drums and vocals (The Fab Faux)
Early Elton Trio - three seasoned top-tier players, whose bands and collaborations are household names - have painstakingly sourced video, bootleg recordings and even Elton's own home demos in shaping their collective vision of Elton's Trio Period—blurring the line between replication and innovation—while capturing and utilizing the spirit, mood and Rock & Roll energy of those early tours.
The Gospel/Funk of "Take Me To The Pilot”, the soulful storytelling of"Levon", "Amoreena" and "Madman Across The Water”. From the monumental epics of “Burn Down The Mission" and “60 Years On” to the sublime “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and folksy “Country Comfort”. Additionally, “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer” are unequivocal modern Pop/Rock standards. These are just a few of the fantastic chapters that make up the Early Elton Trio songbook. Early Elton has also performed the albums Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across The Water and the live concert 11 - 17 - 70, each in their entirety.
Early Elton Trio is dedicated to the spirit of this period—arguably, John's finest in terms of material, production and performance.