Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

DSP Shows Presents:

Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank

Fri · August 4, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Reserved- $48.50 & $38.50// VIP Soundcheck $78.50-includes show ticket

Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, is the ever-evolving, decade-plus project honoring the music of Frank Zappa. Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Freak Out!, the debut from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank has been described as a loosely chronological tour of a Great American Songbook. "Dweezil takes his job as Frank's musical ambassador seriously," writes the LA Times, where Dweezil adds, "My concern is to just be able to continue to enjoy the music, live within the music, play the music, express that and allow new people to discover that in a live situation."

VIP Soundcheck Party Information: The VIP Soundcheck Party will start at 6:00pm and last approximately 45 minutes and includes a free show poster.

"Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass - Dweezilla On The Road" :
Starts at 3:30pm. $75 and does not include a show ticket.

 

Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank
Dweezil Zappa was born on September 5, 1969 in Los Angeles—the son of Frank and Gail Zappa. It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music (his father having listed his religion as "musician" on Dweezil's birth certificate). In 2006, Dweezil's new live band hit the road for their first, tour, playing a long, ambitious set of Frank Zappa favorites and obscure gems to big audiences of crazed Zappa fans, Dweezil proved that he could reach his goal to form a core band of previously unknown expert musicians capable of respectfully executing his father's music. He was uniquely qualified to bring these compositions back to life with complete authenticity from the page to the stage. The current band lineup is Dweezil's favorite so far and features Dweezil Zappa: Lead Guitar, Vocals; Scheila Gonzalez: Sax, Keys, Vocals; Ryan Brown: Drums, Vocals; Kurt Morgan: Bass, Vocals; Chris Norton, Keys, Vocals; David Luther, Baritone Sax, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals; Cian Coey, Lead Vocals. "This is the best version of the band. We are able to tackle any vocal scenario as well as the hardest instrumental passages."

For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa
Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy." It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert.

"I transformed my guitar technique before starting Zappa Plays Zappa out of necessity to play my dad's most sophisticated and challenging melodies. I've found a lot of exciting new approaches to the guitar. I started Dweezilla music camp as a way to share this information with guitarists. I'm excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour."

VIP Soundcheck Party Information:

The VIP Soundcheck Party will start at 6:00pm and last approximately 45 minutes and includes a free show poster.

Masterclass Information:

Billed as: "Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass - Dweezilla On The Road"
Starts at 3:30pm.
$75 and does not include a show ticket.
Venue Information:
The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA, 01060
http://aomtheatre.com/