THE FAMILY STONE
Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, R&B Pioneer Award winners and original founding members of Sly & The Family Stone, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico—together, part of the first interracial, inter-gender, mainstream band in Rock & Roll history—bring you the chart-topping hits of Sly & The Family Stone.
You’ll hear legendary anthems like “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People,” “Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin,“ “Dance To The Music,“ “Hot Fun In The Summertime,“ “Family Affair,“ “Sing a Simple Song,“ and many other instantly recognizable tunes from their vast catalog. In 2015, The Library of Congress declared the hugely successful album Stand! an American Treasure. Also in 2015, Stand! was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.
These veteran San Franciscan funksters are joined by the powerful voices of Phunne Stone (the multi-talented daughter of Sly Stone and the late great Cynthia Robinson) and Swang Stewart. They bring you a message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony, with some of the funkiest players of all time. Big guns of funk like Nate Wingfield on guitar, Jimmy McKinney on keys, and Musical Director Blaise Sison on bass add to the raw Family Stone sound.
The Family Stone presents an explosive set of its psychedelic funk classics; the raw, unfiltered, original sound that became part of the essential building blocks of so many modern artists toolkits; shaping the music of artists as diverse as: Michael Jackson, Prince, Run DMC, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, John Mayer, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, The Beastie Boys, The Gorillas, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Fatboy Slim, Maroon 5, Steven Tyler and countless other top-40 artists.
Keeping the musical legacy true to its original sound and raw funk groove, these “Everyday People” will naturally “Take You Higher” with an experience that has entertained millions of people throughout the world.