The Cyclones, featuring Pittsburgh-area guitar wizard Glenn Pavone, will launch the Blues at Windsor Hall for 2008 on Saturday, February 2 at 8PM.
The Cyclones, driven by Pavone's powerful guitar, have captured a new energy and expanded rhythm and blues into the realm of new music.
Pavone began playing guitar at age 7 with his first professional appearance at age nine. From there, Pavone spent the next 9 years with Billy Price and the Keystone Rhythm Band. While with the KRB, Pavone recorded two albums. "Free at Last" on Antenna Records was the band's first attempt at original compositions. Pavone's music on "Win The War" was nominated for a W. C. Handy Award.
Rounding out the Cyclones rhythm section is the potent backbeat of Tom Valentine on bass and Frank Sprentz on drums. Valentine's effortless vocals and Sprentz's triple threat of original compositions, smooth, polished vocals and forceful percussion take the band to new heights. Valentine and Sprentz, the best-kept secret in Pittsburgh, define the rhythm section and provide the solid sound that allows Pavone's guitar to shine.
Combining flashy Hendrix solos with blazing licks reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the effective steely rock and roll edge of Glenn Pavone and the Cyclones revives the direct form of music that is a perfect release after a work week.
The show begins at 8PM; doors open at 7PM. Tickets are $15. Reserved table seating for parties of 4 or 8, only, OR individual tickets can be purchased by visiting Kauffman Music, located at 45 Baltimore Street in downtown Cumberland or by calling 301-724-6800. You can also purchase tickets at Main Street Books, located at 2 E. Main Street in Frostburg. This event is a production of Queen City Performing Arts Development, Inc. – QCPAD.