Dave Mason & Steve Cropper (moved from 9/21/18)
March 24 • 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm• $39 – $69
Two seminal rock guitarists, Dave Mason and Steve Cropper, will perform together in the McDonald Theatre on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The concert was rescheduled from 2018.
All ages advance tickets are reserved seating and available now for now at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets, and online at TicketsWest. The McDonald Theatre Box Office will open at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
For more information about Dave Mason please visit https://www.davemasonmusic.com and https://www.facebook.com/DaveMasonMusic. For more information about Steve Cropper please visit http://playitsteve.com and https://www.facebook.com/stevecropper.
Dave Mason is a living rock legend. His career spans nearly 50 years and encompasses producing, performing and song writing, He is best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and has enjoyed a lengthy solo career and continues to play to sold-out audiences. At 19, Mason wrote the song “Feelin’ Alright”. First performed by Dave while he was with Traffic, this song has since become a rock and roll anthem. A prolific artist, Mason has penned over 100 songs and recorded hit singles We Just Disagree, Only You Know And I Know, among others. Mason is a true classic rocker, whose brilliant solo career has collaborated with numerous members of rock and roll elite, including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Cass Elliot, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, Phoebe Snow, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Jim Capaldi.
If Yankee Stadium is “the house that Babe Ruth built,” Stax Records is “the house that Booker T, and the MG’s built.” Integral to that potent combination is MG rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Steve Cropper. As a guitarist, A & R man, engineer, producer, songwriting partner of Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd and a dozen others and founding member of both Booker T. and the MG’s and The Mar-Keys, Cropper was literally involved in virtually every record issued by Stax from the fall of 1961 through year end 1970.Such credits assure Cropper of an honored place in the soul music hall of fame. As co-writer of (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Knock On Wood and In The Midnight Hour, Cropper is in line for immortality. Born on October 21, 1941 on a farm near Dora, Missouri, Steve Cropper moved with his family to Memphis at the age of nine. In Missouri he had been exposed to a wealth of country music and little else. In his adopted home, his thirsty ears amply drank of the fountain of Gospel, R & B and nascent Rock and Roll that thundered over the airwaves of both black and white Memphis radio. Bit by the music bug, Cropper acquired his first mail order guitar at the age of 14. Personal guitar heroes included Tal Farlow, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed, Chet Atkins, Lowman Pauling of the Five Royales and Billy Butler of the Bill Doggett band.