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Al Stewart with The Empty Pockets
September 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Al Stewart teams up with the full backing band, The Empty Pockets, and is joined by special guest Marc Macisso
Stewart came to prominence as part of the British folk revival of the late ‘60s and ‘70s and had No. 1 hits with “Year of the Cat,” “On the Border,” “Time Passages,” and “Nostradamus.” He performed at the first ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, worked with Yoko Ono before there was a Lennon, and shared an apartment with Paul Simon. He performed alongside Van Morrison and Cat Stevens. He has released 19 studio albums and is a popular touring artist who weaves his love of history and films into his songs. The beginning though, was when he was 11 or 12 and Elvis Presley and rock ‘n roll arrived.
Special Guests the Empty Pockets sound is built upon a strong foundation of the timeless Americana, Blues, and Motown Soul that came before them; an old-school sensibility showcased by multiple lead singers, rich harmonies, and skilled instrumentalists.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Marc Macisso headed to L.A. to break into the recording industry. The past few decades Marc’s sax, flute and harmonica has complimented many commercials, television shows, movies and albums. He performed on albums by Bette Midler, Jessie Colin Young, Michael Bolton and “Year of the Cat” Al Stewart. He’s appeared live with Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Stevie Winwood, Carol King, Chaka Kahn, Tito Puente, Billy Preston, Peter White, Sheena Easton, Michael McDonald, Dave Koz, The Rippingtons, Dionne Warwick and the Doobie Brothers to name a few. Marc’s soulful soloing is currently featured on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and “Swamp Loggings”. Marc has released 5 of his own CDs. His latest is 2010 release “Smooth Journey”