The Cream of the Crop – The Music of Cream is coming to Dosey Doe – The Big Barn this weekend


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Classic rock fans around the world still have time to buy tickets to cream musicplaying on Easter Sunday this weekend at Dosey Doe – The Big Barn25911 Interstate 45 between Woodlands Parkway and Sawdust.

The next generation of the original ‘supergroup’ includes their family members

Tickets to this musical extravaganza get you a pre-show dinner — the establishment’s upscale kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. — and close, personal seating for the latest iteration of what’s universally recognized as the original supergroup.

Cream exploded onto the music scene in London in 1966 as part of the British rock and roll invasion crossing the Atlantic to hit our shores. The original band consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. Each musician was a master in their own right, and the sum of the whole was even greater than the parts with their blend of their personal musical skills.

While the band was active, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide; in fact, their third album – 1968 wheels of fire – is the world’s first double platinum album. Before Cream broke up later that year, they immersed themselves in various musical subgenres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, and hard rock. A quarter century later, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Although the band disbanded five decades ago, their legacy lives on in the form of The Music of Cream, the touring band that includes a few key members with a personal connection to the original band: Kofi Baker – son of Ginger Baker – on drums, and Will Johns – Eric Clapton’s nephew and son of Led Zeppelin/The Rolling Stones engineer Andy Johns – on guitar and vocals. Woodlands Online caught up with Will for a short Q&A session.

Is this your first time playing in this part of Texas?

To date we have not played at any other venues in the Woodlands area or at Dosey Doe. We are really looking forward to it! We heard a lot about the place.

What do you think of the Texas music scene?

As a guitarist, two names immediately come to mind: ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Personally, I use harmonic pinching, which ZZ Top did a lot, especially on the Eliminator recording.

How does it feel to continue the legacy of what is defined as the original “superband”?

It’s a mixed blessing of honor and enormous pressure to perform these incredible songs respectfully, professionally and amazingly for the audience who know and love them so well.

What do you think contributes to Cream’s timeless sound? Specifically, what drives fans across generations?

It’s a special combination of drumming that guitar and bass intertwine and hypnotize the audience with a fire and flame of improvisation that can only be created by musicians with the proper dispensation of loud, passionate roar.

Tell us about the importance of family, especially when it comes to a unique situation, because it

Family is everything, as we all know, and in this special commitment never more. Family ties and bloodline give us a special cosmic vision to provide the creative sparks that were originally generated by our family members and allow us to produce the fire that now burns in our hearts as we blaze across America.

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