A unique reconstruction of the class Beatles White Album featuring 3 voices and 3 guitars, with great stories Live at Nighttown!
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Release of The White Album!
Featuring: Mike Kearns, Jim Wilson, and Bill Hoffman.
In February, 1968, The Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, India, to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo and his wife left after ten days. Paul McCartney and Jane Asher left after five weeks. Lennon and Harrison returned sixteen days later. During their time there, they wrote songs on acoustic guitars and jammed with Donovan, Mike Love of The Beach Boys and the American jazz flautist, Paul Horn. They brought back to England 40 new songs.
On May 30, 1968, work began at Abbey Road Studios on what many consider their most creative and controversial album or, in this case, double album. On November 22, 1968,
The Beatles was released in the US. This diverse collection of Beatles music became known as The White Album because of its austere, white album cover. It became The Beatles’ largest selling LP.
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 48 years to the day of the first release, three Cleveland musicians: Mike Kearns, Jim Wilson and Bill Hoffman will perform The White Album at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights. Side One begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Nighttowncleveland.com.
Mike, Jim & Bill Do The White Album is a reconstruction of The Beatles’ classic album using just three guitars and three voices. Not content with simply recreating The Beatles’ arrangements, this trio enjoys giving the material a quarter turn, accompanying songs with witty tales and anecdotes and taking the audience down the slide headfirst.
Mike, Jim & Bill Do The White Album debuted on May 30, 2015, at The Wingenstock Concert Series at the Lantern Theatre in Valley View, Ohio, 47 years to the day of the first Abbey Road sessions. They repeated their performance at this summer’s Wingenstock Concert Series on June 18, Paul’s birthday, and took it to the west side at The Brother’s Lounge in August. Their engagement at Nighttown marks their first east side appearance.
“Anyone who lived through the 60’s will live through Mike, Jim & Bill Do The White Album.”