Spellbound, Big Balls


Big Balls

Sun, July 16, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$5.00 - $7.00

This event is 21 and over

A Tribute to Robin Trower

From the time he was only 13 years old guitarist/ vocalist Tony Craig has been playing songs from the classic Robin Trower albums from the 70s. Having experienced the band live in its heyday was a life changing experience for the young guitarist. The power and soulfulness of Trower’s music made a lasting impression on him and his playing.

Now with years of live experience and the two best musicians he has ever worked with he looks forward to sharing the music of Robin Trower with live audiences with this tribute, “Spellbound”

“After many years and many recording and live projects I can honestly say that this is the greatest most important thing I have ever done in music.” - Tony Craig

I saw Robin Trower for the first time when I was a senior in high school 1979/80. My best friend and I had tickets to see Robin at the Warnor’s Theater in Fresno, CA. They were touring on Victims of the Fury and we had purchased the cassette tape from Tower Records about a month prior. We listened to it non-stop so when the day of the show arrived we were both pretty excited. We got out of school around 2:40 that afternoon and drove straight to the theater so we could get a good spot in line. When we got there, there were 4 or 5 people sitting in front of the door and we parked ourselves right behind them and waited about four hours before the doors opened. By that time, the line of people wrapped around the corner of the building and way down the street. It was general admission, so when the doors opened we quickly ran down to the front to get seats. The first three or four rows were roped off for “VIP’s” so we sat in about the 5th row, center stage. As closely as I can recall, when the lights went down and they had been announced, the band lit into Day of the Eagle! The sound was amazing! Till this day I tell people I felt like the Maxell tape guy in the chair. Not all of you might get that reference, but it was very powerful. I became a life-long fan of Trower that night. Playing this music is an honor for me…I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks! - Dennis Moebes

I was in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA in 1976 when the “Robin Trower Live” album came out. I played that record until it was translucent. Then, when I heard they were coming to the Norfolk Scope, I bought my tickets right away. It was one of the most transcendent concert experiences I’ve ever had, before or since. I’ve seen Robin a couple of times in the years following and he is always amazing. When I was approached to be involved in this project and follow in the steps of the great James Dewar, I accepted without hesitation. Though this has been an incredibly challenging project, it has also been instantly gratifying and fulfilling. The three of us are united in our desire to bring a deeply satisfying and heart-felt experience to our audience, borne of our love for this unique and extremely talented artist, the inimitable Robin Trower. - Don Ramirez
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Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721