The Town Hall Theatre is excited to present Shakey Zimmerman on Saturday, April 1st. Travel through the decades with the songs of Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
Shakey Zimmerman brings a fresh, authentic, true to form sound to the Town Hall Theatre stage for a rocking evening of rocks two most iconic songwriters.
Last year was quite a year for Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Dylan became the first musician to ever be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His lyrics have long been the voice of a generation, and is catalog of famous songs is epic. Indeed “The Times They Are-A-Changing.” Neil Young has continued to strike a chord with the common man during his long career with both songs of life and active awareness to our changing environment. A memorable night is in store with the most famous of Dylan and Young songs, as well as some deep cuts from their more than 50 years in music. This is a must see show for all fans of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
Shakey Zimmerman is led by veteran Bay Area musician, Pat Nevins on guitar, vocals, and harmonica. Nevins is no stranger to the Town Hall Theatre stage with appearances over the years from the theatre’s very first live music event celebrating and dedicating a plaque in the lobby in memory of Lafayette’s own, Brent Mydland of the Grateful Dead. He was also the musical director of Golden Rose with Donna Jean Godchaux at the 2015 sold out Town Hall Theatre events celebrating the Grateful Dead legacy and music. The songs are carried by Nevins, who has an uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young’s trademark voices, while giving them his own stamp. The catalog of songs is deep. Shows are packed with famous songs that come one after another entertaining audiences of all ages. The band can also surprise even the biggest fans with some unexpected deep cuts. Shakey Zimmerman is locked and loaded with a dizzying array of tunes that span the decades, and Nevins embraces both the sensitive side of Dylan and Young, as well as the power-packed electric driven rock and roll side. Tonight the band will deliver a full course meal to fans touching both the sensitive side as well as the rock and roll side of both Dylan and Young’s vast catalog of songs.
Pat Nevins played for six years as a member of Ghosts of Electricity, solidifying his knack for delivering intense Bob Dylan style vocals. He has shared the stage and opened for many famous names, including Bob Weir, David Nelson, The Radiators, Commander Cody, Merle Saunders, Koko Taylor, and Lonnie Brooks. Nevins is joined in the band by fingerpicking and fierce attack of guitar slinger, Jody Salino. As a protégé of Jorma Kaukonen, as well as Dave Van Ronk, Stefan Grossman, John Renbourne, and Ian Buchannan, all students of Reverand Gary Davis, Salino developed his guitar prowess as both an acoustic and electric force in his band The Bluescasters. Salino is also a highly skilled recording engineer who has worked his studio magic on many album projects alongside Bill Kirchen, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, Rasheid Ali, Jaco Pastorius, and Earnest “Boom” Carter. Rounding out the band is solid country rock drummer, Mike Eaves of the Bluescasters, popular Marin county bassist, Jen Rund of Lumination and Tally Up, keyboardist, Scott Guberman, and backing vocalist Page Clem.
Shakey Zimmerman promises “Satistaction guaranteed.” Every show is a field of dreams.
Doors @ 7PM; Music @ 8PM
$25 Advance & $30 At-Door