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Ringo Starr, Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis take over Also Playing

September 18, 2018

Ringo Starr, Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis take over Also Playing

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Royalty from rock ‘n’ roll and folk take the throne in this week’s Also Playing column, with Sir Ringo Starr and MC5′s Wayne Kramer and Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, Hard Rock Rocksino. It’s not often that British nobles visit Northeast Ohio. But usually when they do, it’s a former Beatle. Yep, that’s happening again. Sir Ringo Starr will bring his All Starr Band to Northfield for a sold-out show. This year’s band – the 13th installment, by the way -- features members of Santana, Toto, 10CC, Men At Work, Kansas and – duh! – the Beatles. And the set list for past shows pretty much reflects that, with songs like “Down Under,″ “Rosanna,″ “Africa,″ “Black Magic Woman,″ “I’m Not in Love,″ “Who Can It Be Now″ and more to go along with Ringo’s tunes, including “You’re Sixteen,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,″ “Yellow Submarine″ and “It Don’t Come Easy.″

Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Beachland Tavern. Beachland’s more intimate Tavern may be the perfect place to see Fulks, the Americana/alt-country singer-songwriter whose latest album, “Upland Stories,″ was nominated for a best folk album Grammy. A song off it, “Alabama at Night,″ was in the running for best roots song, too. “Wild! Wild! Wild!” is a new project collaboration between Fulks and Lewis, whose brother happens to be Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis. The talent in the family runs deep, as Lewis has put out 25 albums since she started out in 1969. Fulks, just FYI has released 30 studio albums, too. Rachel Brown and her Rachel & the Beatnik Playboys bassist, Bill Watson, open. Tickets, $15 in advance and $17 at the door, are available at the box office, online at beachlandballroom.com and by phone at 216-383-1124.

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