The Beach Boys have been a summertime staple for decades, and even when it's not summer, there's nothing better than the California sounds to make you think of sunsets at the beach.
Here we are, deep in the winter, miles away from the beach, and one of the original Beach Boys is coming to town. Al Jardine brings his unique blend of songs and the stories behind the songs to the Bull Run in Shirley on Sunday, Feb. 10.
The show promises "an intimate show full of hits and rarities, combined with never-before-heard stories (and rare pictures and videos)" from Jardine's career. Jardine's touring with his son, Matt Jardine, and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross.
Tickets are $60 and available at www.bullrunrestaurant.com. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Checking out some recent setlists, and it's obvious that Jardine is playing a lot of Beach Boys hits, including "Surfin'," "Surfin' Safari," "Surfer Girl," "I Get Around," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Good Vibrations," "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Barbara Ann" and "Help Me, Rhonda."
It makes sense, considering that Jardine co-founded the group in 1961 with brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and their cousin, Mike Love. Jardine was the only non-family member in the original iteration of the group (Bruce Johnston joined later, as would many others), but he's one of the few who never left.
It's unlikely to have never heard The Beach Boys. It's impossible to have never felt their influence.
Yes, the Beach Boys tour regularly, but when you see them, the shows have a similar sound and feel. If you've seen one Beach Boys show lately, you've seen them all.
What The Beach Boys don't do is a storytellers tour where you can hear the stories behind the songs from the people who made them. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't miss out.