The joint will be jumping when Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre present legendary blues rock band George Thorogood and the Destroyers for a performance of all their greatest hits at the Cascade Theatre in Redding at 7:30pm Tuesday, September 25th, 2012.
Delaware native bluesman George Thorogood became a 1980s rock ‘n’ roll icon recording memorable, raucous covers of blues standards One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer; Move It On Over; and Who Do You Love? along with his self-penned signature song Bad to the Bone. Originally a minor league baseball player, Thorogood decided to become a musician in 1970 after attending a John Paul Hammond concert. He culled a guitar vocabulary straight from the ’50s Chicago blues and rock ‘n’ roll traditions and formed The Destroyers, releasing his self-titled debut with the band in 1977. Since then, Thorogood has released 16 albums and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Thorogood’s guitar playing is filtered through influences like Bo Diddley, Houndog Taylor, Elmore James and Muddy Waters and his band plays with a raw energy that reminds us just how much fun rock ‘n’ roll can and should be.
Tickets range from $34 – $54, and are available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office at 1733 Market Street, by phone at (530) 243-8877 or directly through the Cascade Theatre website at www.cascadetheatre.org. The 2012-13 Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series is generously sponsored by US Bank.
-from press release