Mar 5, 2011; Sat – Bobby Womack
Mar 5, 2011; Sat – Bobby Womack
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The Arena Theatre is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of soul legend Bobby Womack on Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011. Mr. Womack’s career has spanned five decades and in 2009, the Cleveland native’s achievements landed him an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mr. Womack’s repertoire has extended from genres ranging from R&B to rock to country. Earlier this year, he worked with Gorrilaz and Mos Def on the single “Stylo” from Gorrilaz’s latest album “Plastic Beach” and is currently touring with them.
Bobby Womack began his career as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist in the early 60’s with his four brothers in their family band, The Valentinos. Their 1964 Billboard Hot 100 hit “It’s All Over Now” was covered that same year by the Rolling Stones and became the Stones’ first number one single. Throughout the sixties, Mr. Womack let his guitar talents loose on Memphis, working with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Dusty Springfield. Over the next 30 years, Mr. Womack went on to write numerous singles, 36 of which appeared on the charts. Among some of these were duets with Patti Labelle, Shirley Brown and Mick Jagger.
After a brief leave of absence, Mr. Womack returned to the music scene in 1994 with his album “Resurrection”, released on Rolling Stone guitarist Ron Wood’s label, Slide. As in the past, Mr. Womack collaborated with other musical greats such as Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder.
Through thick and thin, Bobby Womack has stayed true to his art. His latest album, “Back to My Roots”, was the result of a promise he had made to his father to record a gospel album. From the sacred to the secular, Bobby Womack is a truly legendary performer with decades of experience that have led him through a fruitful and diverse career.