Evolution, the award-winning bay area Journey tribute band, played at KFox's Can-Jam at the King's Head pub in Campbell last week along with other KFox "last band standing" winners Joe, The Megatones and Midlife Vices. Morning DJ Chris Jackson was on hand as well as other members of the KFox staff. They also auctioned off a nice Ibanez guitar donated by Guitar Showcase in Campbell and autographed by all of the musicians. Money for the event was used for the Brianna fund.
While I would not consider myself a Journey fan, they had a huge number of hits over the years and routinely get a lot of airplay on classic rock stations like KFox. Check out the photos on PicasaWeb and videos on YouTube. I've embedded a great Journey-inspired version of Star Spangled Banner with guitar player Jerrol Reavis wailing on his goldtop Les Paul. You can also check out renditions of "Any Way You Want It," "Lights" and several videos highlighting drummer Don Stephenson.
For those interesed in tribute bands, check out www.bayareatributes.com site and myspace page. Several other tribute bands are also scheduled to appear at the King's Head Pub in the coming month including tributes to Kiss & Motley Crue (Dec 14) and Santana (Dec 31) and Led Zep (Jan 12). Also, the Blind Pilots on December 21!