The Moody Blues singer-guitarist comes to town toting a bag filled to brimming with indelible tunes from the Moodies' songbook. This rare-ish acoustic outing also spotlights songs from Hayward's solo output, including his recent album Spirits of the Western Sky. Hayward wrote and sang many of The Moody Blues' most memorable songs, such as “Tuesday Afternoon,” “It's Up to You,” “Question” and the ubiquitous “Nights in White Satin.” In their original form, the songs often were caked in sumptuous production and instrumentation, obscuring the fact that they were models of construction, boasting Hayward's supreme gift for imaginative melody and harmony. Here's a chance to hear those sturdily elegant songs stripped down to their bare, beautiful essence, sweetly sung by one of the most recognizable voices in all of pop music.

Mon., June 2, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/02/14)

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