He may not have Rod Stewarts cat-scratched vocal cords or Mick Jaggers haughty strut, but Ian McLagan is one of the most solid and underrated musicians to swim across the pond during the 1960s British Invasion. From his signature Hammond B-3 organ sound in Small Faces (Itchycoo Park, anyone?) to his Wurlitzer piano, writing, and vocals with the subsequent group called Faces (featuring Mod Rod and now-Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood), McLagan has literally had his hands in some of the best 1960s and 70s rock groups. Between his successful solo career and his history of touring and recording with top acts like the Stones, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, and Bruce Springsteen, McLagan has always been an A-list rocker, even from behind a keyboard.
Tue., April 28, 7 p.m., 2009