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Rainy Day People: The Gordon Lightfoot + Jim Croce Tribute

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Rainy Day People: The Gordon Lightfoot + Jim Croce Tribute

Fri, Jul 7 2023 - 7pm

Presented by Gateway City Arts

$25 adv, $30 door

The Divine Theater Doors Open at 6pm

16+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

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Judd’s Restaurant at Gateway City Arts is open for dinner the night of the show, make a reservation here!

Rainy Day People (RDP) is an acoustic trio performing the music of legendary singer-songwriters Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce.  The group captures the haunting melodies of Croce’s “Time in a Bottle” and Lightfoot’s “Affair on Eighth Avenue” as well as the irresistible pulse of “Car Wash Blues”, “LeRoy Brown” and “Sundown”. Uncanny vocals that capture the original artists, solid bass grooves and intricate guitar lines weave together seamlessly for a nostalgic night of memorable favorites.

Paul Motter   vocals & guitar

For three decades, Paul has been the lead singer for the folk rock band SatinWood.  Known for his knack of closely emulating the vocals of many outstanding artists, he has garnered a loyal fan base which is now enthusiastically attending RDP performances.

Paul has shared the stage  with  Don McLean, Poco, Al Stewart, Jonathan Edwards, Larry Hoppen (Orleans),  Aztec Two Step, Tom Chapin and others.


Jeff Tisdel   lead guitar

A talented finger style guitarist, Jeff has the ability to capture the outstanding lead parts immortalized by Terry Clements (Lightfoot) and Maury Mulheisen (Croce).

His background in American roots music allows Jeff to play a variety of styles from jazz & blues to country & rock.


Rudi Weeks   bass & backing vocals

Rudi has been a professional musician and teacher of music for over twenty five years. He has performed with such Motown greats as “The Contours,” “The Crests,” and Ronnie Spector,; Folk and Bluegrass legends Tom Paxton and Tony Trisca.

 He also toured internationally with the “Dirty Dancing Concert Tour.”
His extensive free-lance performance and recording experience includes projects with over thirty ensembles, performing styles that range from Classical, Big Band Swing, Jazz; to “World Beat,” R&B, Funk, and Rock.
He served as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Performing Arts Division and as an adjunct bass faculty member for Amherst College. He currently teaches at “Downtown Sounds” in Northampton MA, at his home and Holyoke Community College Music Department. Rudi is also a 19 year veteran of the highly acclaimed Andean influenced world music group, “Viva Quetzal”.