McGuinn to perform in Newton

Newton. The former Byrds frontman will play the Newton Theatre on June 13 at 8 p.m.

09 Mar 2020 | 04:07

Mr. Tambourine Man not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation.

As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock” His groundbreaking work on The Byrds “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” album, is widely credited with ushering in the genre of country-rock.

Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 13 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since. Roger can provide an educational seminar that includes aspects of rock history, musical techniques, and computer techniques he uses in recording.

Most recently Roger has been working on his 2018 album, “Sweet Memories” and has been seen on stage with Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives during the Sold Out “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo 50th Anniversary Tour”.

When McGuinn disbanded the Byrds in 1973, he began his lifelong dream of a solo career inspired by folk singer, Pete Seeger.

This Grammy Award-winning artist tours the world delighting audiences with the songs and stories from his long and continually productive musical career.

Roger McGuinn performs at The Newton Theatre on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.skypac.org or by calling 973-940-NEWT. Ticket prices start at $34.00.