12/13/17: Jefferson Starship “Miracles” 

I’ve mentioned Jefferson Airplane’s music a lot. They were such an influential rock band coming out of San Francisco back in the far-out ‘60s. Grace Slick, Marty Balin and company put out some great music – both psychedelic and otherwise. After Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship, a band that did not enjoy the same kind of critical acclaim – to be honest, I’m not too big a fan of their stuff, either – their sound completely changed. They had huge commercial success, though… with songs like “We Built This City On Rock and Roll,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and “Runaway.” None of those are my favorites. But that doesn’t mean that Jefferson Starship didn’t have some great stuff to say… you just have to look a little deeper than the songs you hear on the radio all the time.

Over the years, there have been numerous personnel changes over the years, but it was the early days of the band when they were really above-and-beyond. This song I’m thinking of today has the voices of Marty Balin and Grace Slick (and sometimes it’s hard to tell who is who) singing about Miracles. It’s off an album from 1975 called “Red Octopus,” and I’ve always loved this song. It’s soothing, and smooth… you just flows along for about seven minutes. It’s definitely reflective of the mood I’m in, and I wanted to share it with you!

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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July, at Local 506 in August, The Carrboro Music Festival in September; and The Southern Village Green in November,  the School of Rock students’ next BIG public LIVE performance will be Saturday January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

At 1pm, its “Rock Goddesses” with Music from Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and More. This is followed at 3pm with the songs of Led Zeppelin I and II. January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, put it on your calendar now!

The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate, in the Blue Hill District!

Why should the kids have all of the rock and roll fun? The School of Rock Offers adult programs as well. It is never too late to learn how to rock!

Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!

You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!  

Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!

School of Rock Grand Opening

AND, through a partnership with the Public School Foundation; they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue to support music in the local public schools, so help bring music to our community and enroll today!

Click Here to See Photos of the Grand Opening Celebration!

Sign-up at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.

 

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