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February 18 @ 7:30
Featuring the music of Peter and Gordon
  • "As Mr. Asher regaled a delighted audience with stories...he conjured history
    in the making, before it was set in stone." ~ New York Times
  • "...the exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who
    mattered." ~ Wall Street Journal
  • "I loved this show. Peter lived history." ~ Capitol FM
  • “Asher sprinkled magical mystery dust over a full house of mesmerized baby
    boomers” ~ Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • “He has turned down all offers to write his memoirs. He'd rather sing them.” ~
    New York Daily News
  • “Terrific clips, and all the inside stories of so many important events of rock
    history” ~ Showbiz 411
We first came to know him through the global smash "World Without Love" as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He
returns in "Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by the
two-time Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Peter Asher moved effortlessly from his role with Peter & Gordon to Music
Executive with the Beatles' Apple Records, then famously (as in cover of Rolling Stone magazine level famous) to Producer and Manager,
handling the careers of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. Books abound, documentaries with half truths (and worse)
are all too common, but now, finally, Mr. Asher tells first hand his tales from the eye of the cultural hurricane in this intimate evening.

"Memoir" includes film footage and photos from Peter's considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller's gift,
transporting audiences back to the heart of 60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Marianne
Faithful, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast of characters in this narrative - along (of course)
with the greatly missed Gordon Waller. The evening is filled with the music of Peter & Gordon, including "I Go to Pieces", "True Love
Ways", and "Lady Godiva". The songs given to Peter & Gordon by Paul McCartney are also front and center: "Woman", "I Don't Want
to See You Again", Nobody I Know", and "World Without Love", all of which were US Top 40 hits. Peter presents these timeless classics
along with other old favourites from that golden era.

The show brings the audience through the earliest days of Peter's journey all the way to the present day, and projects such as the Peter
Asher-produced CD celebrating Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" -- released in March 2014 -- and featuring Ed Sheeran,
Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and others.  Covered as well is Peter's production of the "Love has Come for You" CD by Steve Martin and
Edie Brickell -- the title track a Grammy Winner in 2014 -- and the stage show based on it, "Bright Star", which premiered at San
Diego's Old Globe Theatre in the fall of 2014, and garnered 5 Tony nominations in its run on Broadway in 2016.  Peter takes you behind
the curtain of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he inducted two old friends, the Rolling Stones' first manager
Andrew Loog Oldham and the Beatles' Manager Brian Epstein. The PBS special “Buddy Holly: Listen to Me -The Ultimate Buddy Party"
is still being aired regularly, and its sister CD, "Listen to Me: Buddy Holly" remains a favorite. His work on soundtracks, alongside the
legendary Hans Zimmer, is touched on as well.  Recent releases include "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", "Man Of Steel", and "Rush". In
fact, Peter sang and produced the only original song in the Dreamworks motion picture "Madagascar 3", which Peter co-wrote with his
friend Dave Stewart. "Memoir" includes a live performance of the song, the love theme “Love Always Comes As a Surprise” .

Now in its seventh year, "Memoir" continues to thrill, as the reviews attest. On a more personal note, friends such as Liza Minelli, Eric
Idle, Paul Shaffer, Ray Davies, Bill Wyman, Robin Williams, Ken Follett, Edie Brickell, Billy Connolly,  Jeff Lynne, Paul Simon, Bob
Balaban, Joan Collins, Steve Martin, Tony Shalhoub, Linda Ronstadt, and Michael Feinstein have been among the audiences in New
York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London that have given standing ovations to "Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and
Beyond".
VIDEOS:
Click HERE to watch a promotional video for this concert
Click
HERE to watch videos of Peter Asher in a previous appearance at AMSDconcerts
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February 25 @ 7:30
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
........... All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next Premium Seat order filled in Row 5B/C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next order filled in Row 8A (+/- 1 row)
  • "He weaves wry, slices of life observations..." ~ Associated Press
  • "The preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement ~ Rolling Stone
  • "Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his  songs." ~ Boston Globe
John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the contemporary folk
scene.

Hailing from New Jersey, but forged in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene, he honed his craft
and persona into an unmistakable image. The shy, wry, insightful, and yes, sensitive singer-
songwriter has been copied and parodied. But the old coat he wove still fits, and still suits him
well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.

Rising from a milieu of lovelorn singer-songwriters,
John Gorka illuminates with his trademark
word play, twisting, turning and tying words and phrases in the way a balloon artist creates
complex creatures from simple balloons. Few contemporary songwriters coax language as deftly
as Gorka.

Over the years, other performers have discovered his songwriting. His material is championed by
many — to date more than twenty artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs,
including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. He also started sharing
tours with many notable friends — Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All
this has brought his music to an ever-widening audience. His video for the single
“When She
Kisses Me”
found a long-term rotation on VH-1’s “Current Country,” as well as on CMT and the
Nashville Network. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, appeared on CNN, and has
been the subject of other national programming.
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TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
............All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
SOLD OUT