Old School - is another great solo album, rock album featuring a collection of 12 songs. 11 are new originals by Nils and "Irish Angel" is beautiful ballad written by Bruce McCabe that Nils has been performing in his shows recently. "Let Her Get Away" is a haunting acoustic gem co-written with Root Boy Slim. Featuring rough, raw blues dobros and searing electric guitars to beautiful acoustic tracks, "Old School" is classic Nils at his diverse best. Featuring the legendary Paul Rodgers, Lou Gramm and Sam Moore as guest vocalists, this album has it all and promises to rank among his best.
Nils Hilmer Lofgren (born June 21, 1951) is an American rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Along with his work as a solo artist, he has been a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band since 1984, a former member of Crazy Horse, and founder/frontman of the band Grin. Lofgren was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band in 2014.
These three Nils Lofgren live concerts from Germany were all filmed for the famous Rockpalast TV series and capture the guitarist at three different phases of his career: as a newly launched solo artist in 1976, as an established performer in 1979 and at the peak of his powers in 1991 after a substantial period supporting Bruce Springsteen in the E Stree Band. All three are great performances and catch the excitement and showmanship of one of America's finest guitar players live in concert.
Francis E. "Bud" DeTar was a long time resident of Brockport, NY. Born in Albion, NY, in 1922 and died on November 23, 2008. A well known local musician, Bud was a graduate of Rochester's Jefferson High School (1938), SUNY Brockport and the Eastman School of Music. Bud was an Army combat veteran of World War II in Europe. He served on the faculty of the music department at SUNY Brockport. Throughout his life Bud was a performing musician and bandleader in the Rochester area, with The Dixieland Ramblers, The Gates Swingers and other popular groups. The concerts performed by The Bud DeTar Big Band at the SUNY Brockport campus, several seasons in the 1990's, were quite memorable.