If you don’t know David Sancious’ face (modern keyboardists are often occluded by their spaceship-style rigs and their seated attitude), I assure you that you know his playing. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee required only his first big gig – as an original member of Springsteen’s E-Street Band – to justify his induction; but for good measure, he went on the play with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Jeff Beck and a “many more” list that I’ll leave to your imagination.
Sancious has also produced nine jazz and fusion-leaning solo records dating back to the mid-’70s, highlighted by the critically recognized 1980 effort Just as I Thought and by an impressive variety of solo improvisational records and ambient electronic compositions. Now, the longtime local resident David Sancious announces an intimate summer concert series presented in a recital atmosphere in his studio/recital space in his home outside Woodstock. “The Treehouse Concerts” on May 6 and 7 will feature a number of solo piano/solo synthesizer concerts, as well as a blues guitar program that Sancious performed when he was artist-in-residence at SUNY-New Paltz. On the following weekend, May 13 and 14, Sancious engages in an improvisation duet with guitarist Joe Bonadio.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and the performance begins at 4 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session and post-concert refreshments. The environment is very intimate and seating is limited to 45 seats. Tickets cost $120. Performances are scheduled through the end of June. For tickets, the complete schedule and information on the location, visit www.thetreehouseconcerts.com.