Music Industry News Network [01-30-2014]


January 30, 2014 (Fort Myers, FL) – Talk about an all-star lineup! Living legends of rock n’ roll Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Bothers/Steely Dan), Barry Gordreau (formerly of Boston), Fran Sheehan (formerly of Boston), Leroy “LRS” Romans (The Wailers/3rd World), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild) have banded together to form the American Vinyl All Star Band to perform for national charities across the country.

And on March 1, these music icons are scheduled to be joined by special guests Hugh Mc Donald (Bon Jovi), Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Charlie Colin (Train), Rick Derringer (Steely Dan/Egdar Winter), and Chaz Trippy (The Gregg Allman Band) for a performance outside of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) in Fort Myers.

Opening bands for the show include The Steve Tucci Band (, The Sean Chambers Band ( and The Matt Facciolla Band (

This exciting show will be the third year that the American Vinyl All Star Band will be performing at the art center, with proceeds benefitting two charities: The Able Academy ( and SBDAC. The Able Academy is a non-profit organization committed to the study of human behavior and development and its effective application to persons with identified needs.

The Sidney and Berne David Art Center’s mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through exhibitions, performances, preservation, education and outreach in Southwest Florida.

For more information about the show, please visit or

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About The American Vinyl All Star Band

This all star, super group comprises some of the most iconic members of rock n’ roll history to create the ultimate on-stage performance. With multiple Grammy Awards and numerous hit records among them, this diverse group of musical artists banded together approximately eight years ago to help raise awareness and money for nationally recognized charities. Today, the band forges forward, with special guest performers along the way, delighting fans and music aficionados alike, while lending their talents to charitable organizations across the country.


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