CLAPTON AMERICA is a tribute band comprised of veteran musicians and singers paying homage to the long and varied career of Eric Clapton. Led by veteran frontman/rhythm guitarist Vic Monaco (formerly of Steely Dan tribute band Countdown to Ecstasy), Clapton America features Al Stiver on lead guitar (Full Moon Fever, Stingchronicity, GruvTyme). Laying down the back beat is Billy Walp (Spellbound, Forecast). Joe Machinia lays down the bottom on bass (90 Proof). Matt Pello on keyboard (Northern Lights). Pam Bily (GruvTyme, Influence Band) rounds out the lineup that honors the music of Eric Clapton from his early days in bands such as Cream to his Grammy heyday of the 90s. See more at https://www.artistecard.com/claptonamerica#!/page/1020560
Howard Whitman has been playing guitar and writing songs since his early teens and got serious (sorta) about music in the mid-1980s with his college-era Motown spoof band The Groovetones. He released his first album, Womanquest, in 1987, and has subsequently played with a variety of cover bands including Pure Ground, Dogs Playing Cards, and Where’s Pete. Currently, he plays bass and is one of the lead vocalists in the popular Kansas/Styx tribute band Know Return; he also performs with the Monaco-Whitman Duo (with Vic Monaco of Clapton America) and as a solo artist. He released a CD of original songs, However, in 2021. Visit howard-whitman.com for further info.
Tickets $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Advance sales close 5pm day of show.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road after 6pm.
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellycenter.org
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.