On Wednesday, Dec. 2, guitar maestro Joe Bonamassa will bring his magic to the Saenger Theatre. A guitarist of Bonamassa’s caliber requires an equally proficient backing band, so he has recruited drummer Anton Fig to keep the rhythm while he rips through the fretboard. Fig was widely known as the drummer for the CBS Orchestra – Paul Shaffer’s house band on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Letterman would frequently refer to Fig as “Buddy Rich Jr.”
In addition to his work with Bonamassa and on TV, Fig is an accomplished composer and producer. He’s pooled his talents into a debut solo album, “Figments,” for which he also called in a few friends he’s made over the years, including Brian Wilson, Ivan Neville, Richie Havens, Lew Soloff, Al Kooper, Duck Dunn, Paul Shaffer, Jimmy Vivino, Chris Spedding, Catherine Russell, Ace Frehley and Sebastian Bach.
“Figments” is currently on sale through various music outlets. Tickets for Joe Bonamassa’s performance at the Saenger Theatre are on sale now at the Saenger Box Office and through Ticketmaster.
Roubion launches Kickstarter campaign
If Kickstarter has proven anything, it’s that the Azalea City loves its local musicians. Area artists such as Eric Erdman and Lisa Mills have had success generating financial support through the website. Kickstarter allows fundraisers to crowd-source investment in various projects. In exchange, investors receive perks, which can sometimes be based on the amount of money invested.
Now hometown artist Rebecca Roubion is asking the public to invest in her first full-length album, “Sleepless Nights.” For years, Roubion has been successfully making her way through the Nashville music scene. She also regularly returns home to perform her latest compositions for local fans.
The investment tier begins at $15, which gets the investor a digital copy of the album two weeks before its public release. Those who choose the maximum $5,000 investment tier will be rewarded with a song personally written for them by Roubion and a “living room concert.” The deadline for investing in “Sleepless Nights” is almost here. Those interested helping finance this album should visit Roubion’s page at www.kickstarter.com.