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Leonid & Friends


Leonid & Friends finish their 3 hour set at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL with friends and supporters. This band of incredible musicians specialize in perfect reductions of music by the band Chicago, and and now added some Blood Sweat & Tears, ELO, and Paul McCartney. My second time seeing them and well worth the trip. Here are a few concert photos from the 3rd row.


Jefferson Starship

I discovered this great little theater in St. Charles, IL called the Arcada. It was originally built in 1926 and is now run by Ron Onesti, going on 10 years of the current reign. I don't know why it took me so long to discover this musical gem that's in such a quaint little town only 2 hours away.

The Opening Act was Brock and Abrams. These are two singer, guitarists. Bobby Abrams, was Lead Guitarist for the Buckinghams and Mike Bruccoleri, was the bassist for Hermans Hermits. I believe he also performed as Wolfman Jack. Their setlist that contained things from: The Guess Who, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and The Archies,

The Feature Act was Jefferson Starship. Turns out the only original member that's still in the band, Paul Kantner, just had a heart attack and was recovering … The band still gave us a great performance.
Cathy Richardson, their front "man" is a excellent replacement for Grace Slick. And Lead Guitarist, Jude Gold is a great guitarist in his own right and is a replacement for Craig Chaquico.

Their Playlist included such great classics and covers as:
Count on Me
Find Your Way Back
White Rabbit
Somebody to Love
Let's Get Together

What a fun place and a great band. I'll be back again.

Check out some of my photos.

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