Anyone who is a fan of soft rock or blue-eyed soul would know The Doobie Brothers, the American rock band who is distinguished for delivering soulful and guitar-driven rock n’ roll for almost five decades. This October, the band, now comprising of Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, John McFee, John Cowan, Bill Payne, Marc Russo, and Ed Toth, are finally returning to California as part of their tour, and will be performing at the beautiful Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Located on the scenic and verdant hillside in Paso Robles, this amphitheater is one of the largest and most stylish outdoor venues for arts and entertainment in San Luis Obispo County.
Since the Doobies was formed in Northern California in 1969, they have sold more than 48 million albums, including three multi-platinum, seven platinum, and 14 gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976), in particular, has sold more than 12 million copies, making it a rare “diamond record.” They have won a total of four Grammy Awards: their 1979 No. 1 single “What a Fool Believes” earned two Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1980, while their 1978 album Minute by Minute not only won a Grammy for Pop Vocal Performance by a Group, but also topped the music charts for five weeks and dominated several radio stations for two years. In 2004, the band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, a testament to the timelessness and craft of their music, as well as their loyal fan base.
With an endless passion for music, the Doobies continue to produce new material and tour the world. In 2011, they appeared with Luke Bryan on CMT Crossroads (Watch it here), a program that showcases country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. They will also be joining musicians like Mary J. Blige, the Zac Brown Band, and the Lumineers in April 2017 at Bluefest, Australia’s premier blues and roots music festival.
Visit http://www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com/concerts/115/the_doobie_brothers to get your tickets before they run out!