Commander Cody Band at The Egyptian
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ever since his wild days as the front man for the Lost Planet Airmen, Commander Cody has been a truly unique and iconic figure. His blend of old-time rock 'n' roll, redneck country, boogie woogie and swing virtually defined American roots music.
George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, will perform two shows at Park City's historic Egyptian Theatre with The Commander Cody Band, March 30 and 31 8 p.m. nightly.
In the early 1970s, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen released their first album, "Lost in the Ozone," which yielded its best-known hit, a version of the Rockabilly Hot Rod Lincoln, which reached the top ten on the Billboard singles chart in early 1972. They were one of the original groups to fuse divergent strains of American music- rock 'n'roll, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, western and swing for a innovative yet convincing sound. The Airmen laid the groundwork for other rock innovators such as the Byrds, the Eagles and Poco.
Commander Cody's music is unrestrained and hard driving which will surely drive audience members to the aisles to boogie.
The Commander Cody Band, in addition to Frayne, includes Steve Barbuto on drums and Mark Emerick on guitar.
Tickets start at $35 and are available online at www.parkcityshows.com or by calling the box office at 435.649.9371.