Concerts and Musicals I’ve Seen (Yes, It’s a passion!)

Music has been a lifelong passion of mine.  I wanted to be a music major until my senior year in high school (read more about that on the Career page!) and I come from a family of musicians.

My dad has been a singer all his life – from high school musicals to the US Army Men’s Touring Chorus in Europe in the late 1950’s to numerous church choirs and retirement community entertainment groups. My oldest son, Kevin, has his grandfather’s voice, sang in the Southcentral Kentucky Choral Society, and is a good saxophone player.  Eric is a very talented percussionist who has a Music minor from WKU.  Many say I also have my father’s voice and I loved to play the alto and baritone saxophone.

I played in band in high school as well as in the Post Band (sponsored by General Mills cereal division, which caused my dad, the Kellogg’s employee, some consternation) – but for me it’s mostly singing in the car at a loud volume.  Every once in awhile I will belt out a good Methodist hymn on Sunday!  😉

So here is the list, to the best of my less-than-stellar memory!

Concerts
.38 Special
The 5th Dimension
Aerosmith
April Wine
Al Hirt
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Beach Boys
Billy Joel
Bonnie Raitt
Boston
Boz Scaggs
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers feat Ricky Skaggs
Bruce Hornsby & the Range
Blue Oyster Cult (Incl Soft White Underbelly rehearsal)
British Lions
Cheap Trick
Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night)
David Gilmour
Doc Severinsen
Don Henley
Doobie Brothers
Eagles
Eastman Wind Ensemble (Hunsberger – Sousa Spectacular)
Earth, Wind and Fire
Eric Clapton
Ferrante and Teicher
Foghat
Foreigner
Fleetwood Mac
Gary Lewis & The Playboys
George Thoroughgood
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Golden Earring
Henry Mancini
Hootie & the Blowfish
Huey Lewis and the News
Jackson Brown
Journey
Jimmy Buffett
Kansas
KC and the Sunshine band
Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad)
Marshall Tucker Band
Meat Loaf
Michael McDonald
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Molly Hatchett
Moody Blues
Nazareth
Orchestra Kentucky
The Outlaws
Paul McCartney
Pure Prairie League
Ray Charles
REO Speedwagon
Robbin Thompson Band
Roger Waters
The Rolling Stones (recorded for an HBO special)
Starcastle
Steely Dan
Styx
Supertramp
Ted Nugent
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie
Up With People
The Who
WKU Choral Society
WKU Symphony
Yes
ZZ Top

Musicals
The Lion King
A Chorus Line
Les Miserables
Wicked
Beauty and the Beast
Jersey Boys
Miss Saigon
42nd Street
Kinky Boots
Ain’t Misbehavin’
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Cabaret
Movin’ Out
Equus
Fosse
Newsies
Million Dollar Quartet
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
We Will Rock You
Sister Act
War Horse