Ian McLagan made his bones with the oft-underrated '60s rock band Small Faces and continued on with the more stylistically erratic Faces, laying down rollicking keyboard parts whose R&B authenticity counteracted bandmate Rod Stewart's more commercial instincts. The British piano man later was a part of The Rolling Stones, particularly on the 1978 Some Girls tour, where he occasionally traded licks with fellow keyboardists Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart. McLagan has since gone on to front his own group, The Bump Band, penning songs with former bandmate Ron Wood. On recent releases such as Live at the Lucky Lounge and United States, McLagan and pals disburse a merrily rocking sound that draws equally from blues, R&B, soul and classic rock.

Wed., June 25, 7:15 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/25/14)

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