This is a fully seated event! An Acoustic Evening With Crack The Sky And Their String Quartet
Crack the Sky is an American progressive rock band formed in Weirton, West Virginia. In 1975, Rolling Stone declared their first album for Lifesong Records “debut album of the year”, and in 1978, the Rolling Stone Record Guide compared them to Steely Dan. Their first three albums charted on the Billboard 200 while supporting Kansas, Boston, Supertramp, Zappa, Styx, Rush and Foreigner.
To date the band has released 20 records and a live DVD. In 2017 they signed to Loud and Proud Records and this year simultaneously released two new CDs: Crackology a re-recorded best of package and Living In Reverse – 12 brand new originals which continue to solidify CTS’s reputation of genre-bending progressive rock.
The current CTS lineup is the longest-running (7 years) incarnation of the band and features 3 original members: singer/composer John Palumbo, guitarist Rick Witkowski and drummer Joey D’Amico along with longtime guitarist Bobby Hird, keysman Glenn Workman and bassist Dave DeMarco. 43 years after their debut, fans continue to flock to the east coast from all over the country to see and hear this truly progressive rock band.
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In 1976 Rolling Stone called prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky “one of year’s most impressive debuts.” Today, 40+ years later, the band releases a new studio album entitled Tribes, due out early 2021. The title track speaks volumes about modern society’s perpetual cultural divide, wherein each side believes its inalienable right to champion the only opinion that matters.
Named by Rolling Stone in their 2015 list of 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums Of All Time and in Twenty 1970’s Albums Rolling Stone Loved That You Never Heard, the magazine’s review likened Crack The Sky to Steely Dan, 10cc, the Tubes, and said writer/lead singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Palumbo avoids conventional melodies, preferring to repeat a tuneful phrase and then abruptly break the mood he’s established with something nearly opposite in spirit. “Crack The Sky’s ensemble singing and playing are impeccable. Palumbo’s lead vocals are chameleonlike, resembling Ian Hunter’s and Bowie’s.”
Crack the Sky’s last studio album, Living In Reverse, cracked the charts in August 2018 with their highest charting debut in 40 years at #7 Heatseekers, #31 Independent Current Albums, and #40 Top Current Albums.