“Picture your grandpa doing this” is the quick announcement just before The Sixth Generation launches into a rousing rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady during the band’s non-stop two-hour show. In front of the band is a mixed audience from young kids to octogenarians, and everyone is thoroughly enjoying the band’s performance. Some can’t help but get up to dance and others prefer bopping in their seat, but it’s obvious everyone loves the show. And what a show it is! Remakes of classic hits from the 1960s and originals written especially for baby boomers combine to form a flood of great music as well as a touch of nostalgia for those who were around in the 60s. Playing a wide variety of tunes, the band provides family-friendly entertainment that is second to none. It’s not at all uncommon to hear comments such as “Outstanding!” and “Awesome!” from audience members after a performance. Without a doubt, everyone always leaves the band’s performances on a feel-good, natural high.
The Sixth Generation will be appearing at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia on October 6, at 8:00PM, and you won’t want to miss them. Their 1967 hit, This Is The Time, earned them a spot in the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends hall of fame and now, more than 40 years later, a YouTube video of their autobiographical song, That Was The Time has become an evocative anthem about the 1960s among many baby boomers across the United States. Both of these songs as well as other highly acclaimed originals and first-rate remakes of such classics as Runaway, Heatwave and Love Potion #9 are on the band’s new album “THAT WAS… THIS IS” which will be released for the first time anywhere at the Workhouse Arts Center concert.
Advance tickets are available online at www.workhousearts.org.