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Saturday, Jun 29, 7:00 pm

Steve Karras Presents: The Carl Verheyen Band.

Carl Verheyen, recognized as "One of the World’s Top 10 Guitarists" by Guitar Magazine and "One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time" by Classic Rock magazine, is bringing his five-member Carl Verheyen Band to the Lincoln Theatre!

In addition to his 25-year solo career, Verheyen has been Supertramp’s lead guitarist for three-plus decades and has performed on dozens of the most popular records, TV shows, and movies of all time. Recently he’s teamed up with Police drummer Stewart Copeland, playing a series of concerts in major symphony halls across North America.

Carl's band includes longtime collaborator and bassist Dave Marotta (Phil Collins, Gino Vanelli, Burt Bacharach), ace drummer John Mader (Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Steve Miller), and keyboardist and guitarist Troy Dexter (Wilson Phillips, Venice). Together, these world-class musicians perform a stunning mix of rock, blues, jazz, country and more.  The recent addition of Hollye Dexter on background vocals adds four-part harmony to the already virtuoso musicianship.

Verheyen’s 40+ years of solo, band, and studio guitar work have progressed to where hardly a day goes by during which anyone with access to music, movies, or television doesn’t hear him. As a first-call studio guitarist, Verheyen is the guitar behind some of the most popular TV shows (Seinfeld, Frasier, Cheers, Happy Days, LA Law, Married with Children, and others) and movies (Cars, Star Trek, The Usual Suspects, Ratatouille, The Negotiator, and hundreds more) of all time. In addition to his duties as Supertramp’s lead guitarist, he has performed and recorded with a who’s-who of music giants, including the great BB King, Cher, Brad Paisley, Christina Aguilera, the Bee Gees, and many others.

Verheyen has provided one-on-one guitar lessons for John Fogerty, James Valentine from Maroon 5, and Shavo from System of a Down. He was a featured soloist at the Academy Awards, playing live to a TV audience of more than 67 million. He has released 17 of his own CDs, mixing Carl Verheyen Band releases with acoustic solo efforts such as Solo Guitar Improvisations and Alone.


"Every time I start to feel good about my playing and general overall knowledge of the guitar, I will get together with Carl and see truly how far I have to go. I am proud to call him my friend. A master of the guitar and a helluva nice guy to boot." —Joe Bonamassa


"Carl is so overwhelming to sit in a room and jam with, let alone his playing on records and stage. You get the impression there is no style or territory he is unable to explore." —Brad Paisley


"Carl is known as a studio guitar player but he’s much more than that. His records have the great feel of a live player. He plays with a lot of feeling." —John Fogerty


Opening the show is the Margaret Wilder Band. Margaret Wilder is a singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and recording artist from Bellingham, Washington. Wilder’s releases include two full-length albums, a self-titled EP, and a single.

Her music grabs you with powerhouse vocals and sizzling keyboard work that include pop and funk elements with a soul/R&B/rock thread underneath. Margaret has collaborated with various local and regional talents, from live performances to studio and production work, and has shared the stage with famed artists such as Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, John Lee Hooker Jr., and LeRoy Bel.

In addition to her own band, she is also member of the Bellingham-based band NorthSound Soul.


Advance Reserved Seating Tickets: $47 (all seats) plus additional fees. A Steve Karras Presents production; Member Discounts do not apply.

All prices include a $2.00 Preservation Fee that goes directly into our capital account for the preservation of the Lincoln Theatre and its programs.