Humorist/Singer/Inveterate Rock & Roller
Jack Gallagher & Band
THE JOKE'S ON ME. ONE LAST TIME.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
4pm show/3pm doors
7pm show/6pm doors
$20 advance (+venue fees)
general admission/all ages
The Sofia (Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for The Arts, Home of B Street Theatre)
"Music has been a huge part of my life since I was 10 or 12. If I'd spent as much time studying for school as I did memorizing lyrics and reading liner notes, I'd be a rocket scientist” says the man whom many think Elton John sang about in "Rocket Man." Part rock & roll history, part memoir, Gallagher summons up a Jean Shepherd-esque collective consciousness to perform more gems of baby boomer music and to tell the tales that go with them. “I am so lucky to have an amazing band of nationally-known Bay Area musicians playing with me,” Gallagher beams—“The Rubinoos' Tommy Dunbar and Al Chan, drummer Kevin Hayes (Robert Cray/John Lee Hooker/Van Morrison), keyboardist Allen Leong, Dean Chance on harmonica and the legendary maestro himself, Dick Bright."
It is clear that his 2015 show, "5 Songs," commissioned by the B Street Theatre, had it's origins from Jack's earlier 24th Street Theatre music concerts and his popular podcast of the same name. In "5 Songs," Gallagherriffed on songs (accompanied live by renowned guitarist Tommy Dunbar) that had meaning to him, telling stories about the times and places the music and lyrics took him back to.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article7872516.html#storylink=cpIt is clear that Gallagher's 2015 one man show, "5 Songs," commissioned by the B Street Theatre, had it's origins from Jack's 24th Street Theatre music concerts and his popular podcast of the same name. In "5 Songs," Gallagherriffed on songs that had meaning to him, telling stories about the times and places the music and lyrics took him back to. All of his previous concerts have sold out.
Jack’s back story:
Across the country, PBS viewers know the Emmy-winning Gallagher from his long running shows, “Money Track,”“Money Moves,” “Off-Limits” and “Kids, Cash and Common Sense.” Network/cable television included his own ABC sitcom “Bringing Up Jack,” and an occasional recurring role as Larry David’s doctor on the HBO Original Series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
A favorite of talk/variety show hosts and audiences, the nationally known stand –up comedian has made numerous appearances across the years on “The Tonight Show” with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, as well as NBC's “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.” And a certain generation knows him from the 1991 Bobcat Goldthwait cult classic, “Shakes the Clown.”
But it is his one–man monologue shows commissioned by Buck Busfield and the B Street Theatre here in Sacramento that have created and sustained Gallagher’s die-hard fans. His critically acclaimed works--“Letters to Declan” (1998), “Just The Guy” (2003), “What He Left” (2006), “A Different Kind of Cool” (2010), "Complete and Unfinished" (2013), the aforementioned "5 Songs"(2015) and "Concussed: Four Days In The Dark" (2017) -- have given the Irish-American writer, monologist and family man a longer-form chance to dig for common truths via his autobiographical and comic exposés. Becoming a rock singer with a kick-ass band, well that was a life-long dream now fulfilled.