Friday, January 31, 2014

Tedeschi Trucks Band perform live at Varvatos on the Bowery

NYC 1-31-14: The Tedeschi Trucks Band perform at the John Varvatos Store on the Bowery.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is a blues rock band formed in 2010 by husband and wife musicians Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi who's debut album "Revelator" won the 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album.

All photos © Derek Storm

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Former Bronx Bomber Billy Sample visits the cast and play "Bronx Bombers" on Broadway

NYC 1-30-13: Former MLB player and New York Yankee, Billy Sample visits the cast and play "Bronx Bombers" at Circle in the Square Theater along with Randy Jones of the Village People who's song "YMCA" is played during the 7th Inning Stretch at every home Yankee Game.

Sample played for the Texas Rangers (1978-1984), New York Yankees (1985) and Atlanta Braves (1986). Sample also played under manager Yogi Berra who serves as the central character in the play.

Bronx Bombers is a new America play by Eric Simonson that follows beloved Yankee icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, brining generations of Yankee greats together on one stage.

All photos © Derek Storm

Billy Sample

Billy Sample & Peter Scolari (Yogi Berra)

Tracy Shayne (Carmen Berra), Peter Scolari (Yogi Berra), Keith Nobbs (Billy Martin), Billy Sample, Bill Dawes (Thurman Munson & Mickey Mantle), John Wernke (Lou Gehrig), Randy Jones, Chris Henry Coffey (Joe DiMaggio)

Peter Scolari

Tracy Shayne

John Wernke

Chris Henry Coffey

Bill Dawes

Randy Jones & Chris Henry Coffey

Randy Jones, Barbara Halas, Peter Scolari

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

David Crosby performs at City Winery

NYC 1-28-14: David Crosby plays the first of four sold out shows at City Winery.

David Crosby is the founding member of the bands "The Byrds," "Crosby, Stills & Nash," and "CPR." Crosby has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice with his work with the Byrds and CSN.

All photos © Derek Storm

Amanda Lepore in the UK Daily Mail

Monday, January 27, 2014

Billy Joel plays first historic franchise concert at Madison Square Garden

NYC 1-27-14: Billy Joel kicks off the first of his historic franchise sold out concerts at New York City's legendary Madison Square Garden with opening act British sensation, Tom Odell.

Billy Joel becomes the first musician franchise to hold residency at MSG along with the NBA's Knicks and the NHL's Rangers and will play a concert once a month until the audience is no longer interested.

6 time Grammy winner Billy Joel has had 33 "Top 40" hits spanning 4 decades and has sold over 150 million records. He is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1999) and received the Kennedy Center Honor (2013) for influencing American culture through the arts.

All photos © Derek Storm

Billy Joel

Tom Odell

Friday, January 24, 2014

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas perform at BB Kings

NYC 1-24-14: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas bring a heat wave to ice cold New York City as they perform to a packed crowd at BB Kings.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas charted over 26 hits during their nine year run with Motown records including "Heat Wave," "Nowhere to Run," "Jimmy Mack," "Bless You," and "Dancing in the Street."

All photos © Derek Storm

Martha holding up a 45 of "Dancing in the Streets"

Martha Reeves with sisters Lois Reeves & Delphine Reeves