Go behind the scenes of rock music hit-making in an exciting, energetic and informative multimedia show and book reading from a hall of fame musician with decades of working with some of the biggest stars in recording history.
Jimmy Ryan has recorded and/or toured with the likes of Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Elton John & Kiki Dee, Judy Collins, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, The Doors, Irene Cara, Loudon Wainwright III, Michael Johnson, Jimmy Webb, Andy Williams, Mickey Thomas and many more.
The Heroes Behind The Hits is a fast-paced, entertaining and educational presentation, that will change your perspective forever when you hear your favorite songs.
The show opens with a few brief video clips of Jimmy performing with hit artists. Then he picks up his guitar and showcases a series of popular hits, telling stories behind their creation and demonstrating step by step how the raw songs got refined, perfected and turned into classics by studio musicians.
Jimmy also includes a fascinating and sometimes hilarious reading from his critically acclaimed book, “The Superstar Chronicles - Tales of Life Among Rock Royalty,” about his adventures with many of the above A-list recording artists.
The show closes with a Q&A session and an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book.
This music education and music appreciation event is free and open to the public thanks to hosting efforts by North Valley Music School. See you there!
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