The British blues/rock band Savoy Brown will play Des Moines' Gas Lamp (1501 Grand Avenue) on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $20, and they may be purchased in advance through MidwesTix online. This will be a 21-and-older concert.
The concert will be followed by Gas Lamp's regular Thursday night Open Jam. The Scott Long Band will be the featured house band, and musicians are invited to hop on stage for awhile to jam with the band. Gas Lamp's Open Jam is free.
Savoy Brown got their start in London, England in the mid-1960's. Early on, the band had trouble booking gigs, so they did what any young, enterprising band would do—they opened their own blues club. The blues club eventually took off, and so did the band. Though Savoy Brown's constant band turnover kept them from ever hitting it big in the U.K., their constant tours of the U.S. made the band very popular here.
Founder/guitarist Kim Simmonds and his ever-changing bandmates have recorded more than 30 albums through the years, thirteen of which charted on the Billboard 200. Simmonds and current bandmates Pat DeSalvo and Garnet Grimm released their latest album, Voodoo Moon, in 2011. You can listen to the title track below