Sundown Says Farewell at the Paramount
JAMES MIRANDA, Featured Writer
Southern rock band Sundown made the final performance of their 2016 Farewell Tour at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY on Sat., Nov. 5.
New York’s premier southern rock band was greeted on the Paramount stage by an uproarious Peekskill audience that exceeded 600 people.
They performed many hit covers from the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Outlaws, which made them famous and yielded reviewers like local radio station WPDH to say “You will be hard pressed to find another band that performs with the talent, passion, and intensity that these guys bring to the stage every night.”
The loud and heavy music spin they put on these tributes are familiar to that of rock’s golden age. It’s also separated Sundown from other tribute bands.
They’re given the reputation of playing southern rock and not just covering the music because of the even keel tempo produced as well as the elaborately strung guitar and drum solos.
The farewell tour that started and ended in Peekskill was meant to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the group and give their fans a chance to say goodbye.
Sundown has been performing their “in your face” rock and roll for over 40-plus years. They’re considered one of the best acts around and one of the more original rock groups ever.
The group-of-four consists of founder and lead guitar and vocals Ronnie Pauls, guitarist and vocals Steve Mitchell, bassist Fred Andreassi, and drummer Keith Michaels.
They were formed back in 1976 and began playing at high school dances and college keg parties all over the Westchester area. They garnered a following and took the next step in 1980 by performing in local clubs.
The band ended the night and left to a standing ovation.
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