with special guest CINDY CASHDOLLAR
and opener THE HIPSTONES
Reserved Seating: $45
Standing Room: $30
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Robbie Dupree & Friends
Grammy Nominated artist Robbie Dupree & Friends! Featuring:
Peter Bunetta (Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, New Edition, Ringo Starr, John Prine) / Drums
Rick Chudacoff (Pointer Sisters, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bolton) / Bass
Bette Sussman (Whitney Houston; Bette Midler; Aretha Franklin) / Keys
Tony Pulizzi (Natalie Cole; George Benson) / Guitar
Manuel Quintana (Rachel Yamagata, Duke McVinnie) / Percussion
With Special Guest, Cindy Cashdollar
Opening Set by The Hipstones
Grammy Award Nominee Robbie Dupree is a native of Brooklyn, NY, where he began his musical journey singing a cappella on the street corners of the East New York section. It was there in the basement of a friend that he spent years honing his skills as a Singer, Guitarist and Harmonica player. His earliest R&B influences - Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, and Paul Butterfield inspired him to move to New York City where the 60’s music scene was in full swing. In 1969, Robbie joined a band named New World Rising featuring Nile Rogers who at that time was unknown to the music community. It was a great band and a great start to Robbie’s long and amazing career.
Following the breakup of New World Rising in 1971, Robbie moved to Woodstock NY where he spent the next 7 years writing songs and forming a series of bands. Touring extensively on the East Coast in 1978, he moved to Los Angeles in the hope of recording a collection of songs he had been working on during his Woodstock years. During 1978 and 1979, Robbie recorded a group of his songs at a small home studio he shared with newcomer Prince. In 1980, Robbie signed his first major label deal with Elektra Records. These early records included the now Classic hits, Steal Away and Hot Rod Hearts. His songs were everywhere and he performed on every major music show on TV. Midnight Special and Solid Gold and of course, American Bandstand. A Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist 1981 was the icing on the cake.
In the ensuing years, Robbie has recorded and released ten studio recordings. His songs have been featured in TV and film, notably Donnie Brasco and most recently on the TV shows Better Call Saul and Orange is the New Black. Robbie appeared as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he was backed up by The Roots. Jimmy is a long-time fan and, in fact, showed up at one of Robbie’s concerts and sang with him on Steal Away.
To date, Steal Away has been performed on U.S. Radio over 4 million times. Concert performances with his band and special guest appearances with Atlanta’s Yacht Rock Revue keep him doing what he loves as Robbie's musical journey continues. His newest recordings, Ordinary Day and the soon to be released Audio Graffiti add to a legacy of more than 40 years of making records.