Running on Empty

Saturday May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Running on Empty celebrates music from a special time and place: the 1970’s in Laurel Canyon, California. Feel transported as Jackson Browne’s catalog comes to life, including “Take It Easy,” “Doctor My Eyes,” and “That Girl Could Sing,” plus hit songs with trademark harmonies by The Eagles, CSN, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, The Mamas and The Papas.

While this energetic band keeps running on, they are gaining a foothold of fans across Connecticut.

Running On Empty just recently sold out The Kate Theater in Old Saybrook, and over 200 tickets were sold to fans of their breezy California sound at Nelson Hall in Cheshire, CT. “Jackson’s music, and the music of the Laurel Canyon collective, is heartfelt, real, emotionally captivating and true. It’s influenced all of us in the band deeply through the years— and just as we’re reconnecting with our musical roots through “Running On Empty,” we look forward to our audiences feeling and doing the same,” says 13-time Emmy Award winning composer Andy (“A.J.”) Gundell, vocalist, guitarist, harmonica player in the band.

Band members include Andy (“A.J.”) Gundell, Sheila Fabrizio on vocals, bass player Howard Jeffrey, internationally acclaimed violinist Kenny Kosek, Rob Mack on keyboards, guitarist Shawn Persinger, the band’s creator Jonathan “Rock Doc” Schneider, drummer Greg Trabandt and Jordan West, on percussion and vocals.

“...that California vibe was everywhere... pure contentment, pure joy!” —Kristine Stone, SiriusXM