Friday May 7th, the Linsmore Tavern is so excited to welcome back one of the most accomplished group of musicians in Canada, The Jerome Godboo Band! It's almost a year to the day since we had the Jerome Godboo Band play their first show at the Linsmore Tavern to a capacity crowd, in what was one of the most memorable nights in the history of the Linsmore Tavern! There have been so many requests to bring this incredible band featuring 2014's Lee Oskar's Best Harmonica Player and frontman of explosive 90's rock band The Phantoms, Jerome Godboo! Jerome is pulling out all the stops for this special show as his band includes Spin Doctors founder and guitarist Eric Schenkman, as well as drummer and founding member of Big Sugar, Al Cross!
Eric Schenkman is one of the founders and lead guitarist for one of the biggest bands in the world during the 1990's, the Grammy Nominated Spin Doctors! Best known for their early 1990s hits, "Two Princes", and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong", which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 7 and No. 17 respectively, the Spin Doctors went 5X Platinum with their 1991 album Pocket Full of Kryptonite and followed that up with 1994 Platinum album Turn It Upside Down. Eric has recently collaborated with Jerome Godboo's most recent album Sanctuary City.
Al Cross is a founding member and drummer of Canadian Blues, Reggae, Rock band, Big Sugar. Releasing 9 albums since 1991, Big Sugar was one of Canada's biggest bands during the 1990's. Big Sugar has 2 Gold albums and 2 Platinum albums to their name. Al has also played drums in Canadian Folk Rock Band Great Big Sea.
Jerome Godboo An accomplished and exceptional bluesman, his bending harp skills have been sought by everyone from Ronnie Hawkins to the late Jeff Healey and he continues to mesmerize all who witness him onstage including the judges at the International blues Challenge 2014 held in Memphis where Jerome took home the Lee Oskar best harmonica Player award. The one-time local legend of explosive 90s rock band the Phantoms, Jerome has released 14 albums in his 25-plus year career, 11 of which are solo, including the brand new Sanctuary City with drummer Gary Craig and Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman. He's headlined at the Montreal Jazz Festival (2005), played Toronto’s Air Canada Centre with Ronnie Hawkins, opened for the Yardbirds and performed on stages across Canada, the U.S., France, Finland, Portugal, Ukraine, Israel and beyond. He's played with Prince, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, the Tragically Hip, Levon Helm, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more, and recorded and toured with the likes of Alannah Myles, Dutch Mason, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Bowskill and Suzie McNeil.
To see this Supergroup in an intimate venue is going to be something special! The accomplishments and accolades of these 3 musicians are amazing and this night is truly going to be magical, just like their appearance at the Linsmore, 361 days ago! Get your tickets now before this show sells out! Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door! You can buy your tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!