John Lennon Tribute Show

The 29th Annual

John Lennon Tribute Show

The #9 Orchestra

Wed · October 9, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

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This event is all ages

* There is a $4.00 fee that is added to every ticket purchased at our Box Office. This includes Day of Show pricing.

John Lennon Tribute Show
John Lennon Tribute Show
The 29th Annual John Lennon Birthday Tribute Featuring The #9 Orchestra

This year The #9 Orchestra will be performing their annual tribute to John Lennon at the 3TEN ACL Live on October 9th, for what would have been John’s 79th birthday. It will be the 29th year the band has ‘come together’ for this special show. All the proceeds of this year’s show will be to benefit HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

The #9 Orchestra are- Stephen Doster, Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, Ben Cocke, Maria Nehring, Shana Norton, Bruce Marton, Dave Moerbe, and the Magical Mystery Horns with Sam Jeffrey, Stephen Jeffrey, and Kelly Hodge. This Austin tradition was inspired by a radio show that Jody Denberg did in 1990 on KGSR to mark the 10th anniversary of John’s passing. Jody has continued to support and frequently join the group over the years. This year’s special guest include Johnny Goudie, Seela, Randy Miller, Steve Wilson, JM Stevens, Jody Denberg, and more to come!

Please come hear some great music while donating to HAAM and the cause of providing healthcare services to Austin musicians who need our support.
The #9 Orchestra
The #9 Orchestra is a group of accomplished musicians from Austin, Texas who ‘come together’ annually to pay tribute to the music of John Lennon and the Beatles. This year, 2019, will mark the 29th year in a row they have celebrated this Austin tradition. They will perform their John Lennon Birthday Tribute on October 9,th John’s birthday, at the 3TEN ACL Live theater in beautiful downtown Austin. The proceeds from this event will go to HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

The members of the group are- Stephen Doster, Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, Ben Cocke, Maria Nehring, Shana Norton, Bruce Marton, Dave Moerbe, Sam Jeffrey, Stephen Jeffrey, and Kelly Hodge.

The rhythm section of Andy Salmon and Tommy Taylor are founding members of the multiple Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned San Antonio and Austin-based group Christopher Cross. In 1980 their song “Sailing” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2018, Taylor was part of a much anticipated reunion tour with Eric Johnson and Kyle Brock performing the music of Ah Via Musicom. In 1992, the record’s single “Cliffs Of Dover” won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Stephen Doster’s late 2014 solo release Arizona was hailed a “masterpiece” with “one charmed melody after another” by Jim Caligiuri of the Austin Chronicle and an “exquisitely crafted classic” by Peter Blackstock of the Austin American Statesman. Both critics respectively selected it at the top of their “Best of 2014” lists. Doster’s follow up record New Black Suit was applauded as “similarly wondrous” by the American Statesman. The record was cited by KUTX in “Jody Denberg’s Top Tracks of 2017.” Denberg called it “the record I listened to the most in 2017.

Singer and guitarist Ben Cocke and singer and percussionist Dave Moerbe were original members of the Austin All Stars who hosted a long running jam session in Austin which featured a wide variety of guests from Sonny Bono to Robin Zander of Cheap Trick. Since the 70’s Moerbe has also been the drummer and one of the lead singers of Denim, a Texas treasure known for their latticework harmony vocals and feel-good songs.

When not performing with various symphonic groups throughout Texas and beyond, harpist Shana Norton is half of the internationally acclaimed duo Chaski who perform a variety of Celtic and Latin American folk music. Norton along with violinist Maria Nehring and keyboardist Bruce Marton form the orchestral sound of the group. They allow the band to perform many of the songs the Beatles themselves never performed live.

The Magical Mystery Horns featuring Sam Jeffrey, Stephen Jeffrey, and Kelly Hodge have been performing with the group for the last decade further allowing songs to be added to the repertoire that need a more flushed out sound. Sam Jeffrey’s piccolo trumpet solo on “Penny Lane” is always a hit with the crowd.

Please come and support the group as they strive to hit 30 years of having fun and playing music that’s dear to their hearts.

Video of “I Am The Walrus”

Video of “Imagine”

Promo for Stephen Doster’s New Black Suit

KUTX » Jody Denberg's Top Tracks of 2017
Venue Information:
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX, 78701