One of the most influential bands in popular music, Steely Dan was formed in the early 70’s by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (a Woodstock resident).
Brought to life in performance by a spectacular cast of musicians, this genuine labor of love recreates Becker’s and Fagan’s complex, classic music.
At a previous show in Martha’s Vineyard, Carly Simon and Ben Taylor were the special guests. You never know who may show up and sit in!
Scott Petito: Bass, Musical Director
Bassist Scott Petito is an award winning producer and owner of NRS Recording Studios in Catskill, NY. Scott’s recordings have earned him Grammy Nominations, Top 40 AC singles, and European Gold records.
Leslie Ritter: Vocals
In-demand session singer, Leslie Ritter, has performed with James Taylor, Krishna Das, Paul Winter, The Avalanches and the very popular duo Amy and Leslie, with two Billboard top 10 songs.
Jonny Rosch: Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
An original member of The Blues Brothers, Jonny “The Rock & Roll Doctor” Rosch, has performed with Joe Walsh and Cyndi Lauper, among others.
Peter Primamore: Keyboards
Composer and session player, Peter Primamore’s credits include having written ‘The Today Show’ theme, and co-wrote music for many NBC shows, winning several awards.
Matt Finck: Guitar
Matt has performed and recorded with artists including Chris Barron, Nell Carter, Randy Brecker, John Medeski, and touring with trombonist Roswell Rudd.Jesse Gress: Guitar
Jesse Gress tours and records with Todd Rundgren and the Grammy®- nominated Tony Levin Band, and is the former music editor of Guitar Player.
Erik Lawrence: Sax
http://www.levonhelm.com/band_bios/Erik_Lawrence.htm In addition to leading his own groups Erik Lawrence has been a sideman with greats from Allen Toussaint to Sonny Sharrock, and a member of Levon Helm’s band, featured on the Grammy winning album Electric Dirt.
Chris Pasin: Trumpet
Pasin spent several years with the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, along with credits that include Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, John Lewis and Slide Hampton.
Gail Ann Dorsey: Vocals and Bass
With a distinguished career as a session musician, Dorsey is best known for her longtime residency in David Bowie’s band. Gail Ann has also been holding the bass chair with Lenny Kravitz. Rolling Stone Interview:
Jerry Marotta: Drums and Vocals
One of the finest and most sought after drummers in the world, Jerry Marotta has recorded and toured with Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Hall & Oates, Sarah McLachlan, Robbie Robertson and Suzanne Vega, among others.