A body of music devoted to the British blues and prolific songwriting period of Rod Stewart and his musical career from '68 - '72. It was during this time that Rod forged his way as a compelling frontman and vocalist with the masterful ability to react with the band and its groove and lyrically on par with the likes of Bob Dylan and John Lennon.
From The Jeff Beck Group to The Faces and onto an incredible run of solo albums, the material includes some gigantic hits that still sound fresh today because of the loose nature, breath and honesty of the performances.
Steve Conte (New York Dolls) and Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux) have assembled an extraordinary and impressive group of players featuring Andy York (John Mellencamp), John Conte (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes) and Andy Burton (John Mayer) to realize the sway and pulse of tunes like, "Beck's Bolero," "Maggie May," "I'm Losing You," "Stay With Me," "Gasoline Alley" and early influences like "Twisting The Night Away," to name a few.
Steve branches out on the tree a bit further by acknowledging the fruit of the Small Faces, the group that eventually morphed into Rod's 'Faces' that was led by another incredible vocalist, Steve Marriott. When Rod replaced Marriott in that band he brought along his pal Ron Wood from the Jeff Beck Group, adding their formidable presence to the remaining Small Faces and - voila - The Faces were born. You can expect to hear a few classics from that era as well, such as "Itchykoo Park" and "My Mind's Eye."
Classic Rod. It doesn't get much better, especially with Steve Conte & Blues Deluxe: The Music of Classic Rod Stewart tuning in the musical picture and telling the story.