(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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MusicWorks presents an evening with
MusicWorks presents an evening with John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful in the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, Delray Beach.
Wednesday, March 8th at 8 pm; tickets $57/$77.
Music Works Line-up
January 12 – Livingston Taylor
January 26 – Al Stewart
February 15 – Rocket Man – A Tribute to Elton John
March 1 – The Weight performing the music of The Band
March 8 – John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful
March 15 – Karla Bonoff
Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. “We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots,” John explains, “but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an ‘American’ band.”
This the Lovin’ Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their first seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania. At first they’d taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources – what we now term “roots music” – and made it sound modern. Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by John Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. Which it did.