An All-Star tribute to the music and musical tree of Delaney And Bonnie, Derek And The Dominos, Joe Cocker, solo George Harrison, Leon Russell and their creative roots. Featuring an 18-piece band that includes Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux), Zev Katz (Daryl Hall & John Oates), John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash), “Blue” Lou Marini (Blues Brothers), Elaine Caswell (Cyndi Lauper), Jim Boggia, and more.
PLUS Very Special Guest Lulu!
Mad Dogs & Dominos is an all-star revue that traces the musical path from the early influencers like Little Richard, Ray Charles, Ike & Tina, Freddie King and their contemporaries to their reverential descendants, Delaney and Bonnie, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Derek and the Dominos, solo George Harrison and many more.
The music is an amalgam of blues, gospel, country, soul and roots rock. Raw, honest and steeped in truth. The songs are immediately recognizable: Layla, Delta Lady, Let’s Go Get Stoned, With A Little Help From My Friends, Only You Know And I Know, Coming Home, Superstar, Bell Bottom Blues, Going Down and more.
It is music so infectious, so heart-felt, it attracted guitar gods and Beatles alike back in the day as both Eric Clapton and George Harrison sought refuge from their celebrity and fame in the stripped-down country funk of Delaney & Bonnie‘s band. And this incredible music continues to influence “Americana” bands today.
Mad Dogs & Dominos is a large band comprised of top working musicians whose resumes speak to their talents and whose collective enthusiasm and passion for the material will stagger you. Their “special guests” have included Bonnie Bramlett herself, Brit blues shouter Lulu, Amy Helm and Wings’ Denny Laine.
Tawatha Agee (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Luther Vandross)
Jim Boggia (Solo artist, Fab Faux)
Clifford Carter (The Weeds, Electric Abraham, Brethren)
Elaine Caswell (Mick Jagger, Cher, Dolly Parton)
Marc Copely (Billy Squier, James Cotton)
Craig Dreyer (Warren Haynes, Joan Osborne, Keith Richards)
Zev Katz (Roxy Music, Dr. John, Todd Rundgren)
Jeff Kievit (Frank Sinatra, Chuck Mangione, Stevie Wonder)
John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon)
Lou Marini (Blood Sweat & Tears, Blues Brothers, James Taylor)
Adam Minkoff (The Machine)
Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm, Allen Toussaint, Bob Dylan)
Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live Band)
Rich Pagano (Patti Smith, Ian Hunter, Fab Faux)
Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, SNL)
Angel Rissoff (Cyndi Lauper, The Rascals, John Lee Hooker)
Fred Walcott (Al Kooper, Buster Poindexter, Shemekia Copeland)
James “D-Train” Williams (Solo artist, Luther Vandross, Elton John)