Doobie Brothers Guitarist: Band's Career Has Been 'Like A Dream'
The Doobie Brothers are still out on the road pushing their 2013 dates up through November. Fans have been raving about the band's new career-spanning documentary, called Let The Music Play - The Story Of The Doobie Brothers. The film -- which pulls no punches in detailing the band's inner-workings -- includes new and exclusive interviews with past and longtime band members.
For guitarist Pat Simmons, the sole member to have survived the numerous lineup changes, life as a Doobie Brother has pretty much been a dream come true. We asked him if he ever expected the Doobies to still be played constantly on the radio and out gigging at sold out shows to a die-hard legion of fans almost 45 years after forming: "Not in a million years (laughs). Y'know, most bands, y'know, last a year or two and -- if they're lucky. For me to to have been able to record and make music with all these great, great players -- and still be doing it -- it's just ridiculous (laughs) -- I'm not worthy, y'know? For me, y'know, being a part of a band like this is has always been sort of, I felt, a gift (laughs). Not just musically, but the whole opportunity to kind of like the dream, in terms of being able to pursue something that you love to do and make a living out of it."
The Doobie Brothers tour dates (subject to change):
August 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Harley Davidson Roadhouse
August 30 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 31 - Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
September 5 - Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
September 6 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
September 7 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre (with America)
September 13 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
September 14 - Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
September 21, 22 - Glen Ellen, CA - B.R. Cohn Winery
October 11 - Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
October 12 - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
October 13 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
November 1 - Fayetteville, AR - Walton Arts Center
November 2 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
November 5 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre
November 6 - Fort Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall
November 7 - Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerry's Winnie Arena
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