Legendary guitarist Steve Vai takes to the stage in the smallest room that he has performed in in years. Voted the 10th Greatest Guitarist byGuitar Worldmagazine, Vai treats fans to selections throughout his three decade long career. Vai began his career as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa in 1978 before joining his band from 1980-1983. As an independent guitarist he has won three Grammy Awards and has produced eight studio albums, two EPs, two special albums, eight live albums, twelve soundtracks,... [see more] twenty compilation albums, and six DVD releases. Vai's solo sophomore release, Passion and Warfare, has earned gold certification in the US.
FRONT AND CENTER showcases a strong mix of performers that will satisfy the traditional music fan while building interest from the younger music audience stations want to cultivate. From 'super groups' featuring Stephen Stills and Joe Bonamassa to British newcomer Jake Bugg; from Southern Soul and Heavy Metal to New Orleans Jazz and Chicago blues; there's something for just about everyone in the lineup of nine concerts recorded live, "front and center," at some of New York City's greatest intimate venues. Many of the artists are touring this fall, giving broadcasts airing in September and October a little extra buzz in those markets.