The Light of Day Festival traditionally includes one show at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. But next’s month’s fest, taking place Jan. 6-16, will have a second one, as well. In addition to the Jan. 14 show (whose lineup has not yet been announced), there will be one on Jan. 13 featuring singer Remember Jones and a 20-piece band performing Joe Cocker’s 1970 Mad Dogs and Englishmen double live album in its entirety.
Since the album heavily features Leon Russell, the show will also serve as a tribute to Russell, who died in November.
Remember Jones has performed “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” in New Jersey before. A show in August 2015 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal featured not only songs from the double album, but material from the tour that showed up later on a deluxe CD reissue. So you got not just “The Letter,” “Feelin’ Alright,” “Superstar” and “Delta Lady,” but also “Let It Be,” “The Weight,” “Something” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
(1/5/17 Update: Guest performers will include pianists Jeff Kazee, Bobby Lynch, Arlan Feiles, Karlee Bloom, Sam Sherman, Brett Mayer, Ryan Gregg, Eric Safka, Mark Masefield; drummers Kevin Grossman and Francis Valentino; and singers Constantine Maroulis, Brielle Von Hugel, Virginia Cavaliere, Sean Matthew Whiteford, Michael Siktberg, Bre Cade, JaQuita, Allison McKenzie, Emily Grove and Anthony Walker.)
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