Don Arbor Band
Freight and Salvage
April 26, 2017 8pm
Opening Act— Sugartown
Announcing Don's new song
"Everyone Comes from Somewhere"
Freight and Salvage Band Bios
Don Arbor, vocals and guitars. Don is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and award-winning video artist, with several radio hits to his credit, including "County D," co-written with Freight and Salvage legend Barbara Higbie, and "Another Sunny Day in Paradise." Don's new single, "It Should Have Been Me," grew out of a true story-- hearing his wife describe a great trip she took with her long-ago boyfriend, and what fun they had... "It Should Have Been Me" is an upbeat, catchy, country-rock tune, currently climbing the charts nationwide. The track will be available as a free download at Don's website, http://www.donarbor.com.
Tal Morris, lead guitar. Tal is a diverse talent and one of the most respected guitar names in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Equally at home in rock, blues, jazz and fusion styles, Tal is sought out for his high energy, his ability to find the music within, and his desire to maintain the integrity of the song. Tal has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Carlos Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Norton Buffalo, Tommy Castro and countless others.
John R. Burr, piano. John is that rare pianist who combines jazz technique with a genuine love for folk music. The Philadelphia Weekly said, “Pianist extraordinaire John R. Burr has the most sparkling style since former Allman Brother-turned-Rolling Stone hired hand Chuck Leavell.” After performing with such artists as Maria Muldaur, The Alison Brown Quartet, Paul McCandless, Michael Manring and Kathy Kallick, John recorded his first solo album, Piedmont Avenue.
Dewayne Pate, bass. Dewayne is a master of the bass in all its styles. Dewayne has worked with a wide array of artists including Huey Lewis & The News, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Robben Ford, Tracy Nelson, Pete Escovedo, Ray Obiedo, Bonnie Hayes, Charlie Musselwhite, Roy Rogers, Chris Cain, Duke Robillard, Betty LaVette, and others.
Kevin Hayes, drums. Kevin played with the Robert Cray band for 20 years. He has played the drums since he was 8 years old, and he does more than keep the beat-- he plays the songs. Kevin is one of the illustrious Hayes musical clan, which includes brother Chris (formerly lead guitarist with Huey Lewis) and sister Bonnie (a gifted singer and songwriter of hits like "Love Letter" and "Have a Heart.")
Jill Suttie, harmony vocals. Jill and Don have been singing together since their first date... in 1990. And they haven't stopped. Jill sings harmonies on Don's new single, "It Should Have Been Me," which is only fair, since she inspired the song. A brilliant singer-songwriter herself, Jill has released two great CDs, "Come and Find It," and "Lucky Girl."