Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 8:30pm
Don Stevenson Presents the Music of Moby Grape
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *
Before co-founding Moby Grape, the legendary rock group from the 60’s, Don Stevenson and Jerry Miller were band mates in the Seattle group called “The Frantics” which enjoyed local fame and records produced by Dolton. In 1966, virtually at the very beginning of the San Francisco music scene, Don and Jerry relocated to San Francisco and, with the addition of Bob Mosley, Skip Pence and Peter Lewis, formed what would become “Moby Grape”. Don Stevenson held the beat on the drums and Jerry Miller was the lead guitarist in the four-guitar band. All five band members sang, wrote and played their own original music which was a new and innovative combination of rock, blues, jazz and country according to the Rolling Stone. The group was dubbed the “Beatles of San Francisco”.
The Grape signed with Columbia and recorded four albums released between 1967 and 1969. During this period, Stevenson co-wrote three of Moby Grape’s best known songs, “Hey Grandma” and “8.05”, both from the self-titled Moby Grape album (1967) and “Murder In My Heart for The Judge”, from the Wow album (1968). The latter song was covered by both Three Dog Night and Lee Michaels. Robert Plant covered “8:05” and The Move played “Hey Grandma”. Don’s solo composition of “Can’t Be So Bad” was recorded by Joe Cocker.
Fifty years later Don Stevenson continues as a relevant artist, songwriter and performer in the international music scene. He’s recorded and released multiple solo albums. In 2018 Sireena Records of Hamburg, Germany released Don’s latest, “Buskin in the Subway” which is now available in North America.
For this performance Don teams up with veteran Toronto musicians to present “The Music of Moby Grape” and more. Don’t miss this rare evening of Country Rock, Blues and good old Rock and Roll played by this legendary artist and his band.
* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.