Veteran folk artist Roger McGuinn comes to the The Kate on Friday April 22, 2011 at 8 p.m. for an evening of wonderful live music. Roger McGuinn has been a powerful presence in the music scene since the 1960s and continues to delight audiences to this day. A Chicago native who studied at the Old Town School of Folk Music, McGuinn has always displayed a strong passion for folk music. After high school, McGuinn relocated to California where he played guitar and banjo for the Limeliters. McGuinn later moved to New York where he worked as a songwriter and began to experiment with merging rock and folk music to create a new sound. Folk purists in New York were not pleased with this new musical blend so McGuinn moved back to California and collaborated with Gene Clark to create the Byrds; they signed with Columbia Records in 1965.
After many critically acclaimed years with the Byrds, McGuinn disbanded the group to pursue a solo career in 1973. After 5 solo albums on Columbia Records McGuinn rejoined the Byrds on Capitol Records in 1978 making three albums before returning to his solo career in 1981. Roger McGuinn has been a very influential figure in folk music and his music continues to captivate and inspire all audiences. Please join us in welcoming this legendary artist to the Kate stage. Tickets are on sale for $45 and $50 for tickets closer to the stage. Don’t miss this exciting event!
For more information please visit www.thekate.org or call 860-510-0473 for tickets.