concert at allen public library
Marc Benno

Treat yourself to an unforgettable FREE performance from Grammy Award-winner Marc Benno, who will be accompanied on drums by blues favorite Sugar Boy Myers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 26.

Sugar Boy played for the Freddie King band and accompanied a number of iconic legends such as Eric Clapton and Leon Russell.

Guitarist, songwriter and keyboardist Marc Benno was performing in Dallas in the 1960s with rock icons Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, the Eagles and ZZ Top. After moving to LA he and Leon Russell recorded a pair of albums as the duo The Asylum Choir. Billboard Magazine considered these recordings as rock classics. Benno then skyrocketed to fame after appearing on The Doors’ iconic album “L.A. Woman”, the last LP before Jim Morrison’s untimely death.

Touring with Rita Coolidge as lead guitarist, Benno was also a band leader opening for The Byrds at Royal Albert Hall in London. After two years serving as Lightnin Hopkins bandleader and lead guitarist, Benno formed Marc Benno; The Nightcrawlers, opening concerts across America for Humble Pie and The J. Geils Band. A young guitarist named Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the Crawlers. In 2009, Crawlin, a CD featuring archival recordings by Marc Benno, Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Nightcrawlers, was released to rave reviews. In 1985, Benno’s “Rock & Roll Me Again,” recorded by The System for the movie Beverly Hills Cop, won a Grammy for Best Composition for a Motion Picture Soundtrack.

The band will also be comprised of Reno King on harmonica, Jackie Don Loe on guitar, Neal Marshall on bass, and Lewis Fluellen on keys.

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214.509.4911 for more information.