About The Rock and Roll Playhouse:
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly family concert series providing kids and parents a place to inspire creativity through music across the country at venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Industry City, Thalia Hall, Ardmore Music Hall, The Sinclair, Boulder Theater, Echoplex, The UC Theatre, Mohawk, Grey Eagle, and Higher Ground. Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. As such, The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. Come play!
The Rock and Roll Playhouse knows that little ears are sensitive, so we turn down the volume at our shows. However, all kids experience music differently and you may find that your child is more comfortable wearing hearing protection earmuffs, such as Baby Banz, which are available for purchase here.
The following musicians have all sat in with The Rock and Roll Playhouse over the years; Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band), George Porter Jr, Questlove, Joe Russo (Further, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Nicki Bluhm, Ross James (Terrapin Family Band), Tash Neal (The London Souls), Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Grahame Lesh (Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North), Anders Osbourne, Holly Bowling, Jackie Greene, North Mississippi Allstars, Warren Haynes, Karina Rykman, and Eric McFadden. Who knows who will show up this weekend!
About Crazy Fingers:
Crazy Fingers performed their first offical show at a private party at Ultimate Farms in Delray Beach FL on Halloween, 10/31/90. A splendid time was had by all. The original lineup was Bubba Newton on bass,Pete Lavezzoli on drums, Mike Greene on rhythm guitar, and Al Zilinsky on lead guitar. In 1993, Corey Dwyer and Rich Friedman joined the band, with Corey on keyboards and guitar, and Rich on guitar. Both Rich and Corey also sang, joining Pete to give Crazy Fingers a three-part vocal sound. Within a year of Rich and Corey's arrival, the band began touring the state of Florida, opening for national acts, and writing original music which has been recorded on two CDs to date. By the mid 90's, keyboardist Josh Foster began joining the band for special events and statewide shows, eventually relocating from Tampa to become a full member in 1998. Throughout these years the band went through a series of brief changes in the lineup and settled it's longest lineup of Bubba, Pete, Corey, Rich, and Josh. The band continued to build its fan base by playing weekly shows and expanding their repertoire.
Rich took some time off from 2007 to 2011 and Billy Gilmore joined the lineup. In 2014 the band lost Corey to a tragic car accident. It was a huge blow to the band yet even through tough times the band has managed to continue. In 2015 Bubba left and the band was forced to find replacements. Jarrett Aaronson joined the band on Bass and in 2015 the difficult search for a guitar player ended when Johnny Nichols joined the band. Jarrett left in 2016 and Bubba Newton returned to complete the current lineup. Crazy Fingers is Rich, Josh, Pete, Bubba, and Johnny, keeping the band alive and continuing to play on a weekly basis throughout Florida.