This Saturday I am among a few lucky Boston musicians who will play an Alex Chilton Tribute show at Brighton Music Hall in Boston. It’s a show put together with love and care by my husband/manager Dino, and it will be quite different from your usual tribute show. Before the show, Holly George-Warren will read from A Man Called Destruction, her biography of Alex Chilton. She will then be joined by Jody Stephens, the only surviving member of Big Star (Chilton’s seminal band) and Clarke Matty, an old friend of Alex Chilton in a panel to share their memories of him. Jody Stephens will also sit in with the band for a few songs.
The line-up of the evening is stellar. First Clarke Matty and Robert Burke Warren will do a short acoustic set. Then we will have the full band Boston Tribute.
The house band is Sister Lovers, a Big Star tribute band made of some of Boston’s best players: Marc Pinansky, vocals and guitar, Mike Castellana guitar, James Rohr on keys, Kimon Kirk on bass and Andy Plaisted on drums.
The singers (beside myself) will include Grammy winners and Boston Music Awards winners: Dennis Brennan, Will Dailey, Ruby Rose Fox, Jenee Halstead, Bonnie Hayes and Christian McNeill .
If you make it out, you won’t regret. If you want to learn more about the evening, here are some of the stories written by local papers and bloggers:
And here is the song I talk about in the Globe article.