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Ridgefield Playhouse Welcomes Brad Whitford, Derek St. Holmes

Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes will play Nov. 19 at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes will play Nov. 19 at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent band singer and guitarist Derek St. Holmes will join forces on the Ridgefield Playhouse stage at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Whitford and St. Holmes are back together for a new album, “Reunion.” Whitford describes “Reunion” as “a classic rock record — modern classic rock” and predicts “a lot of Aerosmith fans are really going to enjoy this record because all I ever hear is, ‘When you gonna do another ‘Toys (In the Attic)?’ When you gonna do another ‘Rocks?’ That’s what this album is. It’s very straight-ahead, stripped-down classic rock.”

The newly reunited Whitford-St. Holmes lineup also features drummer Troy Luccketta from Tesla and Nashville A-lister and bassist Chopper Anderson. Kicking off the night is local favorite The Doug Wahlberg Band.

Whitford is credited with writing Aerosmith's hit songs "Round And Round," "Last Child," "Nobody's Fault," "Kings and Queens" and many others. He also plays lead guitar on "Back in the Saddle" and on the ballads "You See Me Crying" and "Home Tonight." When Aerosmith made its big comeback in the late 1980s, Whitford continued to co-write tracks, such as "Permanent Vacation" and "Voodoo Medicine."

St. Holmes is best known as the vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the Ted Nugent Band. He was the voice of many classic Nugent tunes, including "Stranglehold," "Just What the Doctor Ordered," "Snakeskin Cowboys," "Dog Eat Dog," "Death By Misadventure" and "Live It Up."

Before the show, visit Piccolo’s Pizza and Jazzeria at 24 Prospect St., Ridgefield, for dinner and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with an entrée when tickets are presented.

Tickets are $50. Click here to purchase tickets or call The Ridgefield Playhouse box office at 203- 438-5795.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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