Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oct. 17: Bernard Fowler at Tradewinds

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Friends with Privileges has a double meaning for the dynamic singer Bernard Fowler. His new album’s title could refer humorously to people who don’t wanna say they’re dating but still hit the sack, but it also hints at his role for the last 20 years singing backup vocals on tour and in the studio with the Rolling Stones. Part soul, part funk, part rock ’n’ roll, Fowler can sing with just about anyone, from Yoko Ono to Philip Glass to Herbie Hancock. He brings to small clubs his experience with one of the biggest bands in the world, hoping to live as long. “I wanna be 62, and I still want to rock,” he said recently, “and I’m getting the best lesson I could ever get right now.” Fowler and his band tear it up on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Tradewinds. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 9pm. $10. 707.795.7878.Gabe Meline

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