|Photo: Bon Jane|
An interesting article in Wall Street Journal sheds more light on what the 2017 summer tour will consist of. Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers will treat the audience to songs from all of his four solo albums plus a few Steely Dan songs. No surprise there.
They will also do some covers. The article mentions Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" and the Beatles "I'll Cry Instead" as well as Chuck Berry's "You Can't Catch Me" and Grateful Dead's "Shakedown Street". That last one he's played live before.
Interestingly Donald Fagen will bring two new songs on the road. "Hardboiled Life" is the title of one of them.
And he has this to say about his new, young band members:
“These guys are used to jamming, so their spontaneity adds a new kind of energy and looseness to the music They have a lot of juice.”
P.S. The above photo does not include the recently added Zach Djanikian (saxophone and guitar).