Celebrating the timeless music of Chicago! Rock. Roll. Horns. Chi-Town Transit Authority is a rocking seven-piece band created in the image of the original configuration of the stylish rock group Chicago. Each band member authentically recreates the sound of the original members – the bass player sings the Peter Cetera parts, the keyboardist sings the Robert Lamm parts, etc. Stunning vocals always in original keys, from three lead singers. Chicago is known for hits such as “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Saturday in the Park,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Hard Habit to Break” and many more.
But for Laurence Cohen, trombonist for Chi-Town Transit Authority, Chicago’s early years particularly offer up musical gems. The tribute band’s name is inspired by the name of Chicago’s debut album from 1969, “Chicago Transit Authority.” Among those earlier songs, Cohen has enjoyed rediscovering “Wake Up Sunshine,” which is happy and Beatles-esque, and the more rock and blues-influenced, “South California Purples.”
Sat. Nov. 3, 8 pm. Tickets Reserved, $20/$25 premium