Starship Rocks Warsaw After Being In Orbit For Two Years – InkFreeNews.com
By Dan Spalding
WARSAW — Rock and roll made a triumphant return to Central Park Warsaw to the delight of the thousands of fans who attended the annual Rockin’ For Riley concert on Friday night June 17.
Jefferson Starship, whose roots date back to the psychedelic era of the rock-era 1960s, was due to perform in Warsaw two years ago but waited for COVID-19 to pass before hitting the stage with a new album.
As the band gave the crowd a sampling of the new releases, they relied heavily on classic tunes from four decades including “Count On Me”, “Jane”, “Sara” and “We Built This City On Rock and Roll”.
Starship began in the 1960s as the Jefferson Airplane and has gone through many changes over the years. While three key figures – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick and Martin Balin – are no longer part of the group, the group includes two members (vocalist David Freiberg and drummer Donny Baldwin) whose roles date back decades. Cathy Richardson, who does much of the vocals, has been with the band for about 15 years.
Roanoke, a band from Tennessee, was the opening act.
Show sponsors include Zimmer Biomet, WRSW 107.3 and Medtronic.
The show was organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation in Warsaw.