A Dance Festival of the Heart through Rock & Americana!
*Tom Yates–Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals, Composer*
*Nate Gerry-Bass Vocals *Ric Maure-Keyboards *Doug Lippencott-Drums and Percussion
The Evening’s Sounds: Come to listen or dance to an eclectic mix of rock, country, blues, Tex-Mex, New Orleans, and Tom Yates originals. Look forward to a creative ensemble with great vocals and solos on: Traffic, The Band, Texas Tornados, The Meters, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix…
Who are Zen Cowboy?
Tom Yates—bandleader, vocal and lead electric guitar–is inspired first by the rhythmic groove and down-home voice of American roots music. Tom has performed and recorded in the genres of: rock, country, blues, R&B, soul, Motown, funk, folk, New Orleans, bluegrass, and gospel. His compositions in the rock and country vein have won awards and been aired on television dramas. In 2008, Tom Yates was named “New England King of the Blues” by the Guitar Centers of America.
Tom has shared the stage with a range of talented artists, including: Charles Neville, The Monkees, Ray Davies of The Kinks, George Leh, Ronnie Earl, Tony Wilson (AKA Young James Brown), Dave Maxwell of Muddy Waters Band, The Cars, The Flamingos, J Geils, Dick Curless, Tina Welch, John Lincoln Wright, Three Dog Night, The Cars, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Glen Leonard and The Temptations, the Ladies of The Supremes, etc. Tom Yates has toured with numerous ensembles in the U.S. and Canada. He has played regularly at: Boston’s Hatch Shell, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Lizard Lounge, Kirkland Café, The Bull Run, the Regent Theater, the Acton Jazz Café, TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick), New England’s music-theater venues, festivals…
Doug Lippencott on drums and percussion is a graduate of the New England Conservatory. He has performed with many of the area’s leading orchestras including the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and Boston Pops Orchestras. Doug’s talents have taken him beyond the concert stage into the world of jazz, pop, R&B, and rock. He has had the pleasure of “gigging” with greats such as: Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Gil Evans, Johnny Mathis, Yes, Deep Purple, Brian Wilson, Kansas, the Moody Blues, and more. Doug has been on drums and percussion in the pit orchestras for countless productions staged at the Huntington Theater, the Wang, the Colonial Theater, the Opera House, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Boston Lyric Stage.
Ric Maure on keyboards is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Ric is a consummate Jazz musician with deep roots in the rhythms and melodies of Americana infused with a cool sense of comedy.
Nate Gerry on bass, vocals and flute is a self-taught phenome, a singer-songwriter, and “jack” of Americana and contemporary pop sounds. Nate’s wild-yet-easygoing groove together with his clear and beautiful voice will strike your heart open.
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door