Jun 17, 2018 (Past event)
It’s been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the Beatles’ Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year Grammy award. That album produced three major hit singles: “You Made me so Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die.” But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience.
Will Blood, Sweat & Tears have any of the original members?
“Not a chance,” says Colomby, who last performed with BS&T in 1976. “I think of this band like baseball’s Yankees. When you’re at a Yankee game you’re not going to see Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig. What you do come to expect is a team of top-notch players upholding a tradition of winning. That’s the Yankee legacy. It what people expect from BS&T as well… brilliant musicians, singers, songs and arrangements.”
Summer Concert Series Other Dates
Get your groove on this summer with Copper Mountain Summer Concert Series. Admission is FREE with activities for the whole family running all day. During three days throughout the summer, the Copper Mountain Summer Concert Series features both classic and contemporary rock acts that span the generations. Head up to Copper on:
- Saturday, June 30 for Jefferson Starship at 2:00pm
- Sunday, July 1 at 1:00pm for The Magpie Salute