AL STEWART at Capitol Theatre
|When:||Back to Calendar » May 26, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm|
405 Cleveland St
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Best known for his hit album Year of the Cat, Al Stewart brings his latest tour to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater.
Al Stewart’s gifts as a singer and songwriter have matured and ripened over the course of his musical career, stretching from the early ’60s to the present. Al’s first album, Bedsitter Images, was released in England in 1967 and was followed by 1969’s Love Chronicles, which featured Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Richard Thompson on lead guitars. After several more albums written in autobiographical mode, Stewart shifted his lyrical gaze outward, into history, literature and current events, an approach debuted on 1973’s Past, Present & Future. The follow-up, Modern Times, cracked the US Top 40 album chart in 1975 and drew Al and his backing band to the States for a full-length tour.
With groundwork laid and touring dues paid, Stewart’s next album exploded in America: Year of the Cat, released in 1976, spawned two Top 20 hits, Year of the Cat and On the Border, and itself became a million-selling record. After Stewart relocated to California, his next album, 1978’s Time Passages, repeated the success of its predecessor, selling another million copies and spinning off the Top 10 title track and Top 30 single, Song on the Radio. Stewart has continued to tour and record over the past decades, most recently releasing Uncorcked a live album, in 2009 with award-winning folk singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff.