“We really will mind if you sit this one out!”

Valley musician, multi-instrumentalist Chris Devine brings his band of merry men in tribute to the classic music of British rock giants Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull, “Minstrels In The Gallery”, to Race Street Live on Saturday, December 16. Performing on flute, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, violin, alto sax and vocals, the versatile Devine, a veteran of both the rock and classical stage here and overseas including a long stint as featured soloist with metal guitar icon Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, presents a concert featuring songs from what Devine calls “the real glory days of the band, 1969-1977,when Tull packed arenas around the world with their inimitable mix of progressive rock and British folk flavored with classical influences and a bit of American blues…with a brilliant and iconic frontman in Ian Anderson, whose often grandiose presentation was always flavored with self-deprecating humor.”Joining Chris are Valley journeymen Joe Fitzpatrick on drums, Joe Boyle, guitar, Ken Forfia on keyboards and Bill Noland on bass.

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