Musician on tour tell their stories from the road.
Intro | #2 | #3 | #4 [Editor's Note: Lenny White and his fellow jazz/rockers have already returned home to the States, and picked up an opening act, Dweezil Zappa and his crack outfit, Zappa Plays Zappa. After touring the East Coast and Midwest, they have been lighting up the Left Coast. Today's installment was filed as RTF IV were wrapping up in Europe. There's big news here of a DVD-in-progress, plus White's interesting take on the current state of the music industry. Stay tuned for the next editions, covering their recent travels on the West Coast ...read more
Intro |#2 | #3 |#4 The gigs in Germany were fantastic, great audiences. The band is starting to hit its stride. In Hamburg, about 1,000 real dedicated fans stood in the rain for the full performance. In Neckarsulm, we played at the Audi performance center inside an Audi car manufacturing plant, a remarkable structure filled with classic and current Audi cars. Overall, this is an amazing band. We played in Essen, Germany, at a classical music festival that was held in a hall that had great acoustics. The audience members were subscription ...read more
Intro | #2 | #3 | #4 [Editor's note: After opening night in Northampton, Massachusetts, Lenny White and his Return To Forever band mates played at the M&T Jazz Festival in Syracuse, New York, then headed north to Canada for festival dates in Montreal and Ottawa. After filing this report, RTF IV played a third festival date in Toronto, and then got on a plane to Berlin.] Show time! It was cold and rainy in Syracuse the day of the concert, but the rain stopped in time ...read more
Intro | 2 | 3 | 4 [Editor's note: Lenny White and the other members of the legendary jazz/rock band Return To Forever began a world tour last February in Australia, and on Friday, June 24th resume in Northampton, Massachusetts. After that it's north to Canada for three dates, over to Europe for a month, then back to the U.S. for the summer. Throughout the tour you'll have the opportunity to get a unique insider's perspective on performing live music, as the journeyman drummer regularly posts his comments here. How big is ...read more