Summer means hitting the road for a lot of musicians. It’s the height of festivals and world tours. Some of the greatest musicians of our time forego their own fun in the sun to bring their (new) music to the fans.
This hasn’t been much of a year for tours with a decrease in demand and an increase in economic hardship. Alas, music is always the first to go in any recession. But a few special artists are still out there pressing the flesh — with their notes.
The five mentioned here are welcome anytime. Some of the artists aren’t easy to get to — they’re uber-popular (Steely Dan), the ticket prices can be prohibitive, the festival takes place overseas (Level 42). Other artists haven’t toured in awhile.
But try. Level 42, Steely Dan, Allan Holdsworth, Tom Harrell, Manhattan Transfer… Come on!