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You Don't Need an Arena to Enjoy Live Music

Every now and then you’ll see superstars like Jeff Beck and Suzanne Vega dissing stadiums and larger concert halls for more intimate venues. If you look carefully online you’ll find Vega in a bookstore with an equally famous bass player from NYC. Following that tradition, intimacy of performance is our intention for the 30th Anniversary Concert of The Electric Croude that will be videotaped by our good friend Brooke Saunders at our studio facilities here on Sesame Street. And--November 17th is moving up fast--so plan to join us for live music and entertainment 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST.

If you enjoy original music that stimulates your intellect, touches your emotions and is unique to the boundaries of inspired imagination--ladies and gents--you have reached the sonic highways and biways of the Croudelight Zone.

Long before I went to the CD release party of Tin Can Fish Band, I knew they were Richmond’s hottest new large band. Georgia had The Allman Bros... we have them. Large group or indies such as Chris Lucas/Pam McCarthy/Matthew Costello--and a great find out of Pittsburgh, PA--Martin Vincent--we’ve got’em all.  If you’ve ever heard the mult-lingual angelic voice of Laura Ann Singh with Quatro Na Bossa or the night gallery humor of Stephen Christoff I need not explain. If you haven’t, some things are better left experienced. Over the years I’ve experienced their friendship and loyatly--so this is icing on the cake.

George MaidaLast but not least in this bingo cage of eclectic minims, crotchets and quavers--I humbly offer my own songs and instrumentals ranging from anglo/celtic folk to renaissance to pop and prog rock (part of my future album on the way)--all fun stuff featuring The Electric Croude Bande’s latest discovery--our very own Bianca Bryan, whom you hear every day voicing our credits on the radio--wait to you hear her sing as my new lead singer. My dream band also features longtime friends and ace musicians Kevin Beale/Matthew Costello and Chris Lucas. My long time fantasy of a variety show would not be complete without poetic readings of Artsline vox Angel Limb and the savvy humor of Time for the BluesJohn Porter.

I’ll be giving away hundreds of CDs for the taking. I want them to go to a good home ! Apart from that, there will be a special drawing for those who help us help the less fortunate. All you need to do is bring some non perishable food and you are entered!

Food and drink will be available to compliment your pleasure on a wistful November night, but even more importantly--great memories of great music to share with your fellow lads and lasses. And you can say you were there.

The Electric Croude 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

  • When: Tuesday, November 17th • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: 88.9 WCVE Richmond Public Radio • 23 Sesame Street Richmond, VA 23235 (directions)
  • Tickets Only $10: Get them here or at the door