The Cream of the Crop – The Music of Cream is coming to Dosey Doe - The Big Barn this weekend
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Fans of classic rock everywhere still have time to purchase tickets to The Music of Cream, playing on Easter Sunday this weekend at Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 Interstate 45 between Woodlands Parkway and Sawdust.
The next generation of the original ‘supergroup’ includes their family members
Tickets to this musical extravaganza get you a pre-show dinner – the establishment’s top-notch kitchen opens at 5:30 – and up-close-and–personal seats to the latest iteration of what is universally recognized as the original supergroup.
Cream exploded on the music scene in London in 1966 as an integral part of the British Invasion of rock and roll crossing the Atlantic to hit our shores. The original group consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. Each musician was a master in his own right, and the sum of the whole was even greater than the parts with their blending of their personal musical proficiencies.
While the band was active, they sold more than 15 million albums worldwide; in fact, their third album – 1968’s Wheels of Fire – is the world’s first platinum double album. Before Cream disbanded later that year, they delved into various music sub-genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, and hard rock. A quarter century later, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Though the band dissolved five decades ago, their legacy lives on in the form of The Music of Cream, the touring band who features a couple of key members with a personal tie to the original band: Kofi Baker – son of Ginger Baker – on drums, and Will Johns – Eric Clapton’s nephew and son of Led Zeppelin / The Rolling Stones engineer Andy Johns – on guitar and vocals. Woodlands Online met up with Will for a quick Q&A session.
Is this your first time playing in this part of Texas?
To date, we haven’t played any other Woodlands area venues or Dosey Doe. We are really looking forward to it! We have heard great things about the venue.
What are your thoughts on the Texas music scene?
As a guitarist, two names immediately come to mind: ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan. For myself personally, I use pinch harmonic, which is something that ZZ Top used to do a lot especially on the recording of Eliminator.
How does it feel to be continuing the legacy of what is defined as the original 'superband?'
It feels a mixed blessing of an honor and a huge pressure to perform these amazing songs respectfully professionally and amazingly for the audiences who know and love them so well.
What do you feel contributes to the timeless sound of Cream? More specifically, what in particular brings the fans across generations?
It’s a special combination of drums that guitar and the bass intertwining and mesmerizing the audience with a improvisational fire and flare that can only be created by musicians with the proper dispensation of loud roar and passionate
Tell us about the importance of family, especially when it comes to a unique situation as this
Family is everything, as we all know, and in this special engagement never more so. The family ties and blood line gives us special cosmic insight to delivering the creative sparks that were originally generated by our family members and allow us to produce the fire that now burns in our hearts as we blaze across America.
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