Lead singer of the J. Geils Band, and solo rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll musician, Peter Wolf, plays the Strand Friday, October 26 at 8pm.
Known for hits like “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame” as J. Geils Band lead singer for two decades, Wolf has also established himself as a solo artist, writing and recording since 2002 what many consider to be the best albums and songs of his career.
Rolling Stone magazine counts his album Sleepless among their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, "Wolf accomplishes a rare feat on this modern blues album: He sings about adult romance without sounding jaded. The former J. Geils Band singer testifies about true love in his soulful growl, with help from friends like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards." The magazine also included his most recent release Midnight Souvenirs in the 30 Best albums of 2010.
Wolf hails from the Bronx of the 1950s, where his music was heavily influenced by the sounds of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. His Harlem high school was near the Apollo Theatre, where weekly visits introduced him to Jackie Wilson, Dinah Washington, Otis Redding and James Brown, all sparking his early interest in blues and R&B.
Throughout his career, Wolf has collaborated with music legends, performing, recording and producing with the likes of Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Steve Earle, Kid Rock and Bruce Springsteen. In 2012, Wolf reunited with J. Geils Band members to perform with Aerosmith at Boston's Fenway Park.
Tickets: $32. The Strand’s Fall Live Concert Series, sponsored by Maine Magazine, also includes upcoming performances by Mary Black and Arlo Guthrie. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. All seating is general admission. For tickets and information visit www.rocklandstrand.com or call (207) 594-0070 x 3.