Glen Campbell - Salute to a Friend
salute to glen campbell
with jeff dayton, glen's bandleader and right-hand man for 15 years
Jeff's 15 years as bandleader and guitarist for the legendary Glen Campbell were filled with touring, adventures and stories as they traveled and recorded together. From the Today Show (NBC) to their award-winning South Dakota Symphony PBS special, at the White House and on international shows, their years together are remembered as Jeff pays tribute to his mentor and friend.
Glen's music remains some of the most-respected in American music history and since his passing in 2018 from Alzheimer's, there's been a demand from audiences everywhere to hear his songs again.
Jeff and the band perform all the hits the same way they were done live. You'll hear stories behind the songs, Glen's country upbringing, his country humor and more. Coming from his right hand man, you'll get to look through a different window into his life, his fame and his struggle with memory loss. Audiences have often said they loved the stories as much as the music.
The songs performed include:
Gentle On My Mind
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Try a Little Kindness
I Have You
A Lady Like You
And additional songs at the artist's discretion
Here’s a review from September 14, 2018:
“What an amazing night it was last night seeing Jeff Dayton at the benefit for the Dementia Society of America in Doylestown PA. Jeff was absolutely outstanding. His tribute to Glen was so touching, heartwarming and just full of love and loyalty to the great man. He made everyone laugh with tales of Glen's humor, cry when he talked of the disease and filled everyone with joy from his songs.” (Kathy Jenkins Schick)
The show has been playing to standing-ovation crowds in Phoenix, Georgia, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Montana, Waikiki, Minneapolis and San Diego, plus Oklahoma, Colorado, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and New York, the Caribbean and more. Check Jeff’s Tour page for info.
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