Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Symmonds’

Summer is finally here and one thing is for sure, we love all the summer concert series. Just this past Saturday, we headed up to the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA to cover their first summer show featuring Eddie Money, Loverboy and Rick Springfield. We will featuring all these bands but wanted to start it off right with the awesome set by the Eddie Money Band.

Temperatures hit in the 100’s Friday and it was definitely one of the most sweltering afternoons. That didn’t stop the energy that Eddie Money and his band gave to everyone that night. They took to the stage at 6:30 and it was in the high 90’s and there was not an empty seat in the house. They kicked off the set with the crowd favorite, Baby Hold On To Me.

What was awesome was that everyone in the crowd, forgot about the sweltering heat and was on their feet dancing and singing along. It was one of the most energetic audiences I have seen in a long time. These were definitely people who knew how to have a good time and enjoyed the spectacular set by Eddie and his band.  The set list was as follows:

  • Baby, Hold On To Me
  • Walk on Water
  • No Control
  • One More Soldier Coming Home
  • Gimme Some Water
  • Take Me Home Tonight
  • I Think I’m In Love
  • Two Tickets to Paradise
  • Shakin

One of the highlight’s of the set was when they performed the emotionally driven and touching song, One More Soldier Coming Home. This song is a beautiful tribute to all of our veterans and troops and will warm the hearts of Americans. The song is currently available on iTunes and 100% of the proceeds of the purchase of this single goes to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF). IFHF is a non-profit organization that provides support to United States military personnel and their families since 2007. They also had t-shirts available to support this great cause.


It was great to see Glenn Symmonds on the drums, as he had battled cancer last year and is kicking cancer in the ass! His charismatic personality shines as he performs and is always smiling, you know he loves being behind that kit. Tommy Girvin on guitar is always a blast to watch as he blows away with his solos and makes it look so easy. Lee Beverly on bass was laying down his bass lines and would have this infectious smile on his face. Chris Grove on keyboard brings it all together with the keys and makes great contact with the crowd insuring that everyone was having a good time.

Then you have the iconic artist himself, Eddie Money center stage. On the stage performing is exactly where he belongs. There is no slowing down for this Money man and I don’t think the audience will ever want to stop seeing him Shakin. He brings out the entertainment through his songs and has everyone singing along to every word or dancing on their feet. It was nonstop from start to finish and the crowd loved him. He is definitely an entertainer and always will be one of my favorites.  Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of the complete set:

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Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their upcoming shows. If you did miss them in Lincoln, no worries, they are returning back to Northern California to perform the following dates:

  • June 18 – Sonoma-Marin Fair – Petaluma
  • June 19 – Alameda County Fair – Pleasanton

We will see if we can bring you an interview with Eddie at one of the upcoming dates. For now, pull out your favorite Eddie Money albums and crank it up loud!

~ Marisol

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I recently got the news that a long time musician/friend has been diagnosed with cancer and is to start undergoing treatment.  If that isn’t bad enough, he is without insurance during this ordeal and will have to personally take care of all of his medical expenses which can be quite costly. Please join me in helping this great musician who you know as Glenn Symmonds – long time drummer for Eddie Money and has an extensive catalog of his solo work.  Here is the information from Glenn’s page:


Tami Landrum and Glenn Symmonds

Glenn was diagnosed with bladder cancer on April 23rd.

 He had surgery to remove a tumor from his bladder on April 29th.

He is scheduled to begin a 12-week round of chemotherapy on June 3rd.

He will have another surgery after the chemo treatment.

Like many professional musicians, Glenn is uninsured.

Cancer is expensive…. please help in anyway you can.

Big Love from Team Symmonds!

Glenn has been a musician most of his life, recording and touring with artists like Coke Escovedo, Dave Mason, Juice Newton, Duncan Sheik and The Untouchables and the list can go on and on. In addition to playing with Eddie Money during their 100+ shows a year, he often will open for them as well, playing songs from his two solo CDs: 2011’s “Southern Poets, Trains and Troubadours” and his newest release “Early California”.    His CDs are currently available direct from his webstore or you can download them on Itunes.   He really has a knack for storytelling and his music creates an emotional attachment that you will continue to enjoy time after time.  He reminds me of some of my favorite storyteller/folk singers like Bruce Coburn, Tom Petty, and Bb Dylan. His music has everything from blues, reggae, pop to folk, a great blend that gives out a great vibe.

Glenn is embarking on this journey with the support of many and right by his side is his girlfriend Tami Landrum. Sandy Espinoza has created a Glenn Symmonds Assistance Fund through the site  where you can show your support by making a donation. You can also join the event page on their Facebook  where you can read more about Glenn and invite your friends to help as well.  You can also head over to Itunes or his store and buy a T-shirt or his CDS.  Even sending positive vibes and support through messages on their page is appreciated through these times.

Health Insurance costs has always been an on-going problem for musicians, artists, etc.  My family is still personally trying to recover from the cost of my first stroke in 2003 and subsuquently in 2005/2007.  Here we are 10 years later and still paying down the $100,000+ bill.  So, please join me in helping Glenn and showing support to let him know we are all in this together and together we will get through it! We want Glenn to not worry about anything else except getting stronger each day.

~ Marisol

UPDATE 6/3/2013 – Today Glenn began his first chemotherapy treatment. There is a benefit concert planned for June 23rd at The Roadhouse in Spokane, Washington. You can check out details on their Facebook page here.  There will be a patio concert from 12-5 featuring Sammy Eubanks and other special guests, these tickets are $10. Eddie Money will be playing two shows, one at 6pm and one at 9pm. These tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Roadhouse, CASH ONLY! Hope to see you all there! There may also be information on t-shirts to benefit the Glenn Symmonds fund and I will update you on those as well.  Please join us in wishing Glenn strength and courage through these hard times.

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