Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter, known to millions of music fans from his groundbreaking work with Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and Spirit, and from countless smash hit recordings he’s performed on as one of the most respected and sought-after studio musicians of his time, has announced that he’s returning to the East Coast for a run of tour dates set to kick off November 7th for a pair of shows at New York City’s famed Iridium Jazz Club.
Tour dates are as follows:
November 7-8 – New York City, NY – Iridium Jazz Club
November 9 – Boston, MA – City Winery
November 11 – Hopewell, VA – Beacon Theater
November 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
November 13 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
November 14 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
November 16 – Yarmouth, MA – The Music Room
November 17 – Manchester, NH – The Rex Theater
November 18 – Roslyn, NY – My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel
November 19 – Old Saybrook, CT – The Kate, Katherine Hepburn CAC
Baxter is continuing his highly successful tour in support of his debut solo album, Speed of Heat, which was released in 2022 by BMG/Renew Records to the delight of critics and fans alike. Joining the guitarist and singer on stage is a phenomenal group of musicians: Hank Horton (first-call session player and bassist for the Detroit Symphony) on bass and lead vocals, Mark Damian (top session and live player) on drums and vocals, and James Raymond (composer, studio and touring musician, and David Crosby’s son) on keyboards and vocals.
“We plan on performing virtually all the songs from Speed of Heat, along with a few surprises,” Baxter says. “The tours have gone extremely well, and it has been way too much fun and gratifying to perform these songs for a live audience, especially with a band as outstanding and amazing as the one I have the privilege of touring with me. The response has been incredible and just makes me want to keep on doing it!”
The success of Speed of Heat – a stellar 12-song set that features a host of brilliantly crafted originals co-written by Baxter and his co-producing and musical partner CJ Vanston, as well as inspired versions of classic tunes – continues to spread far and wide, with two new singles impacting radio simultaneously.