The legendary “East Coast Rock’n’Roll” group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the “Eddie & The Cruisers – Motion Picture Soundtrack”. The hit single “On the Dark Side” held the “Number-One” position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for “five” consecutive weeks. The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.
The title track from the group’s 1985 follow-up album “Tough All Over” became their second “Number-One” single on the Billboard Rock charts and the song “C-I-T-Y” reached the Billboard Top 20. John Cafferty’s solo track “Hearts on Fire” was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film “Rocky IV” and he received his second double Platinum soundtrack award. Over the years John has placed 35 songs in major motion pictures.
Today John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band continue to tour and bring their exciting live shows to fans around the world. In 2012 they were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame.
About the opener, Dan Lawson Band:
Dan Lawson’s reputation as one of America’s premier guitar players speaks for itself. He and his style have evolved into a charismatic blues-rock sound like no other! He is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His album “Soldiers of Fortune” won Album of the Year (Group) at the 2015 Limelight Music Awards. March 2018 the band was inducted into the Music Museum of New England.
Dan Lawson does not just play the guitar, his guitar tells a story of passion and soul! Dan’s musical roots are a vast mix of Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Funk.
He’s also a frequent performer at all the major music festivals throughout North America such as “The Ottawa Music Festival” and the “Mont-Tremblant Music Festival” in Montreal, Canada. Dan has performed at “The Legendary Buffalo Chip” and The Easy Rider Saloon Music Complex and the Broken Spoke Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, with the likes of Kid Rock, Joe Walsh, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Blue Oyster Cult, and Alice Cooper, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Toby Keith, and Papa Roach. Foghat, Edgar Winter, and David Lee Roth.
He has shared the stage with Rock Legends such as: Mark Farner, John Mayall, Dee Snider and Mark Mendoza of Twisted Sister, Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers, David Lee Roth, Chris “Whipper” Layton of “Double Trouble”, Ronnie Earl, The 4 Tops, Jr. Walker’s Allstar’s, The Contours, Bad Company, Styx, Weeping Willie Robinson, R.E.O. Speedwagon, Charlie Farren, Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, The Tubes, John Waite, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchett, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Eddie Money, ZZ Top .38 Special, John Kay and Steppenwolf and Roger, Charlie, Mack and Brian of “Foghat.”