Bachman Cummings brings two bands’ rock legends to Foellinger Theatre


Fort Wayne, Ind.– Just as the world is opening up, there are exciting shows for rock fans at the Foellinger Theatre. Just recently the Foellinger Theatre began announcing an upcoming classic rock concert that showcases some of the best music of the late 1960s and 1970s. Bachman Cummings, best known for their work in Bachman-Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who, respectively, will play Foellinger Theatre Aug. 12, 2021. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. The Foellinger Theatre is located at 3411 Sherman Blvd., in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bachman Cummings: Canadian rock with American appeal

Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are responsible for some of the most iconic music in Western culture. As songwriters and singers, the two have provided the sound of a particularly gritty type of hard rock that is distinguishable from pop/rock and heavy metal. Their actual voices are distinctive, as are their turns of phrase. The songs don’t just hit hard – – they contain sentiments that millions of listeners have related to over the past five decades or so.

Both Bachman and Cummings are Canadian. But their ideas and sound still resonate with US audiences. Their seamless inclusion on American rock radio playlists prove that it does not matter where an artist is from if the music is good. Or, that the difference between rock music from Canada and the same from the US is almost nil. Either way, the work of each musician is distinctive, and in an age where the world is just beginning to open up, the strength of that work is important.

Some people are decidedly cautious, some people are ready to rock. The Bachman Cummings show at Foellinger Theatre will allow audiences to do that. The beautiful natural setting of the theater makes it a perfect home for classic rock.

History of rock hits: Bachman Cummings

There are few music-attuned folks who do not know the iconic riff that opens “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman Turner Overdrive. The raspy vocals highlight the lyrics about abandoning the 9-to-5 life for one of rock stardom. The jaunty rock sound inspires dancing and singing along.

Bachman Turner Overdrive are also known for the hard-driving “Flat Broke Love.” It is harder than “Taking Care of Business,” but no less cool. In addition, “Let It Ride,” is also a fan favorite and a hit for BTO. “Let It Ride” and “Flat Broke Love” are excellent examples of what can be called “Muscle Car Rock.” Bachman Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who catalogs will be played as part of Bachman Cummings’ set.

The Guess Who created a string of hits in the early 1970s. Among them are “No Sugar Tonight,” “Undun,” “American Woman,” “No Time,” and “These Eyes.” The lyrics, the arrangements–vocals and instrumental, are commanding.

There is fun to be had as the world opens up carefully and thoughtfully. That Bachman Cummings is helping to bring live performances back is certainly music to rock fans’ ears.

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