Al Stewart is returning to the Kent Stage on Friday, May 31th for his Greatest Hits show. Last time Stewart was at Kent Stage was June 16th, 2018 for his Past, Present & Future show. ‘Past, Present And Future’ is the title of Stewarts October 1973 breakthrough studio album.
Stewart is a singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician that has released 16 albums spanning from 1967 to 2008 including two Platinum albums, 1976’s ‘The Year of the Cat’ and 1978’s ‘Time Passages.’ For this show Stewart is expected to feature several songs from these two albums.
Accompanied by The Empty Pockets, Stewart will take you back in time with “On The Border,” “Song on the Radio,” “Night Train to Munich,” Roads to Moscow,” “Lord Grenville,” “Nostradamus,” “Time Passages” and of course, “Year of the Cat.”
Stewart will be accompanied by The Empty Pockets. Their journey began with the late, great Buddy Holly. Childhood friends, Solomon (guitar) and Rosenthal (drums), started a band by joining forces with Bellon (bass). Soon after recording an original demo as “Josh & The Empty Pockets,” the new group was showcased in a Chicago theatrical production of The Buddy Holly Story, performing as Buddy Holly & The Crickets six nights a week. There they met singer Brett (keys), who enlisted as the final band member. With more than one distinct vocalist now delighting their audiences, the band officially became, simply, “The Empty Pockets.”
Ever since, they’ve been embracing collaboration. Just as The Band famously came into their own behind various frontmen, The Empty Pockets have found comparable footing teaming up with a wide range of legendary artists; Kenny Loggins, Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), Gary Wright (“Dreamweaver”), and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco). Their sound has evolved, influenced not only by these remarkable musicians, but also through collaboration with independent artists and, most importantly, among themselves. Through The Empty Pockets’ adventures, Solomon and Brett fell deeply in love and united their worlds as husband and wife. Since then, the band built a recording studio and continues to tour incessantly in pursuit of spreading joy through their music.
All seats are reserved and priced at $50 or $35. Tix can be purchased online via the link below: