Captain and the Keels
CAPTAIN & THE KEELS! An all-star lineup of the best musicians from the
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Triangle of North Carolina — serving up the very best of West Coast smooth rock, right here on the East Coast.
Remember a time when ‘Smooth’ ruled the musical universe? After the angry protest songs of the 60’s, and before the gansta’s raging rap of the 90’s. When Boz Scaggs, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Toto, The Doobie Brothers, Michael MacDonald, The Eagles, Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, and Chicago all jumped into a giantHollywood recording studio’s waterbed together, and incestuously made ‘smooth, not war.’
As a result, “Yacht Rock” dominated the airWAVES for a decade — then, suddenly, sadly, disappeared smoothly over music’s fickle horizon. BUT, alas, an entire generation of smooth music lovers, having previously walked the plank of modern radio, are rising up from the dark, bottomless depths of punk, rap, electronica, trance and death metal . . . and, sailing to their rescue . . . CAPTAIN & THE KEELS!