New Jersey Stage

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Acoustic Strawbs – Backstage Pass

(Lakewood, NJ) -– The historic STRAND Center for the Arts presents Acoustic Strawbs – Backstage Pass on Sunday, September 25 at 7pm.  Welcome autumn with a special Backstage Pass show and the Acoustic Strawbs. David Cousins, Dave Lambert, and Chas Cronk, the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up of Britain's most successful international folk-rock band, return for their annual stop over at the Strand in September!

In the early 1970s Strawbs scored chart success in Britain with huge albums such as ‘Grave New World' and ‘Bursting at the Seams.' From the mid-1970s the group concentrated their attention on the United States and Canada where their albums, including the classics ‘Hero and Heroine' and ‘Ghosts,' spent over fifty two weeks on the Billboard charts. Strawbs toured with the likes of Santana, Peter Frampton, The Eagles, REO Speedwagon, Joe Walsh, Blue Oyster Cult, King Crimson, and Frank Zappa.

Acoustic Strawbs shows receive rave reviews:

"Carefully selecting their repertoire from less than obvious sources they invest the rarely performed material with considerable energy and thoughtful arrangements." (Record Collector)

"Unlike many groups that are past their commercial prime and churn out inferior, dispirited versions of the hits from their glory days, the Acoustic Strawbs stand out as a band that performs their old material with passion and precision. Furthermore, they have broken new ground by harnessing the power of their electric incarnation in an acoustic setting." (Chicago Tribune)

Tickets are $35 plus service charges.  Make your ticket reservations online at or call 732-730-5925.  The STRAND box office, 732 – 367 - 7789, is open on Thursday and Friday, between 12 pm and 5 pm and 3 hours before each show.

The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.