Summer is right around the corner. So many cookouts, feet in the sand at the beach, hanging by the pool drinking frozen drinks, and Yacht Rock. Yes. Yacht Rock.
What is Yacht Rock you say? I’m glad you asked. Urban Dictionary defines it as:
Another name for the adult-contemporary musical movement in the late 1970’s and the early 1980’s. It was defined mostly by its smooth sound. Popular Yacht Rockers include: Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan.
Yacht rock is cheesy pop rock music from the 80s and 90s. Artists like Michael McDonald, Kenny G, Stevie Nicks, Toto and a host of other similar bands comprise artists who performed this music. Think of dudes in their 50s cruising the harbor and snorting cocaine on their yachts blasting Kenny G and you will be able to picture those who enjoy yacht rock.
All of this is accurate. Though, the genre has taken on a brand new life of it’s own in recent years. Call it nostalgia, irony, or just plain fun. There has been a new-found interest in all of these captains hat wearing, sailing songs. To the point that there are Yacht Rock cover bands popping up all over the country. One of the most popular is Yacht Rock Revue.
Yacht Rock Revue tour all around the country playing the sweet smooth sounds that is Yacht Rock. They are coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse on July 12th. Tickets just went on sale HERE. I’m telling you this will be the best $37 you spend all summer. I would also argue that out of all the different places Yacht Rock Revue perform it doesn’t get anymore Yacht Rock than Fairfield County here in Connecticut. Which means the people watching alone at this show is going to be amazing.
To get you ready for the show here are some of the best Yacht Rock songs of all time. All of which you will hear at the show on July 12th. Along with so many more.
LOOKING GLASS – BRANDY (YOUR’RE A FINE GIRL)
DOOBIE BROTHERS – WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES
ROBBIE DUPREE – STEAL AWAY
HALL AND OATES – PRIVATE EYES
PLAYER – BABY COME BACK
GERRY RAFFERTY – BAKER STREET
BOZ SCAGGS – LIDO SHUFFLE
TOTO – HOLD THE LINE