Special Live Stream Event – World-renown John Ford at The Strand Theater, Lakewood

Posted on October 8, 2020 By

Enjoy a live stream concert of world-renown singer, songwriter, bass player John Ford from the Strand Center for the Arts Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

John Ford’s music career has spanned from the mid-1960s to the 21st century. He has toured and played with musicians, such as Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, The Eagles, Frank Zappa, Marc Bolan/T. Rex, Blue Öyster Cult, ZZ Top, RUSH, REO Speedwagon, Steppenwolf, King Crimson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Preston, Cat Stevens, Roy Harper and Dave Mason.

His versatility has let him play a wide range of venues from folk clubs to large scale international rock venues. After playing in various bands, Ford’s unusual percussive style of bass playing caught the eye of Strawbs’ leader Dave Cousins during a performance at Cousins’ folk club in Hounslow.

He joined Strawbs in May 1970, and Ford’s influence on the band, primarily known as a folk rock group, shifted them into a new direction in the progressive / art rock scene. Ford penned songs such as, “Heavy Disguise” and “Part of the Union,” Strawbs biggest chart hit.

To enjoy the concert go to strand.org/live-video.

Although the live-stream concert is free, the Strand Theater, a 501(c)3, would greatly appreciate donations. Because of COVID-19, all live performances have ceased since March but the costs of heating and electricity, among other expenses, have not! Please consider making a donation at strand.org.