Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Richard Marx has made history with a string of indelible hits that span both radio-ready rock tunes like ‘Don’t Mean Nothing,’ ‘Endless Summer Nights,’ and ‘Should’ve Known Better’ and stirring romantic ballads like ‘Hold Onto The Nights’ and ‘Right Here Waiting.’ The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums. He is the only male solo artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Quite simply, Marx has created the soundtrack to the most memorable moments in people’s lives. ‘I have written songs that are incredibly romantic ‘ songs that people play at their weddings or that were playing when their kids were born,’ said Marx. ‘They have traditionally dealt with the highest concept of forever.’ Join us for an unforgettable night of hits and memories!
With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure. But the 12-song set, which will be released worldwide by Mascot Label Group’s Provogue Records on October 23 also captures the international guitar hero, on a new high ‘ playing and singing at the peak of his abilities, infusing even his darkest numbers with creative joy that sweeps like a beacon. ‘I’m thrilled about this album, about my life and about my music,’ says Trout, who returned to the stage in June at the prestigious Lead Belly Festival in London’s Royal Albert Hall. ‘I feel that I’m reborn as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and a human being. I have a new chance at being the best musician and the best man that I can be. And I’m incredibly happy and grateful.’ Contrast that to early 2014, when Trout was lying in a hospital bed without the strength to move or speak, unable to recognize his own children, as he observed his body waste away. But on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, Trout underwent liver transplant surgery and the slow process of healing began. ‘At first I wasn’t strong enough to play a single note on the guitar, but as I regained my strength, the music came back to me. Now when I pick up the guitar, it is liberating, joyful, and limitless. I feel like I’m 17 again.’