Wednesday, August 13, 2014

‘Takin’ it’ to the Pavilion

The Doobie Brothers to play Sun Valley next week

Express Staff Writer

Guitarist John McFee, guitarist Patrick Simmons and singer and guitarist Tom Johnston are all longtime members of The Doobie Brothers who are now touring with the band. Photo courtesy of The Doobie Brothers

    They helped shape 1970s rock ’n’ roll sound with hits like “Takin’ it to the Streets,” “China Grove,” “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes.”
    On Wednesday, Aug. 20, The Doobie Brothers will bring their lineup of hits to the Sun Valley Pavilion. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m.
    The show is presented by the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial golf tournament. Net proceeds from the show will be donated to fund leukemia and cancer research.
    The Doobie Brothers, originally from San Jose Calif., have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The group was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.
    The band has endured many changes since it first formed in 1969, but three original singers and musicians—Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee—are still leading the band to success, including a new album in 2010 titled “World Gone Crazy.”
    “They are best known, from a sonic standpoint, for interesting, complementary guitar parts that rock, boogie, groove, and occasionally transport the listener to swamps, bayous, parks, trains and highways,” wrote Matt Blackett of Guitar Player magazine.
“As durable as American steel, Northern California’s four-time Grammy-winning Doobie Brothers sound has become part of America’s musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on “American Idol,” and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock,” states a description on the Sun Valley Resort website.
    In 2012, The Doobie Brothers released “Let the Music Play: The Story of The Doobie Brothers,” a documentary of the band’s history from their early days of stardom in the 1970s to the present.
    “They continue to write and record new material, tour the world, boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, all while breaking new creative ground in the exploration of their musical connection with Nashville,” the Sun Valley website states.
    Purchase tickets online at or call (208) 622-2135 or toll free (888) 622-2108.  
    Concert tickets, which range in price from $35 to $250, can also be purchased in person at the Sun Valley Recreation Center Box Office, in Sun Valley Village.

The Doobie Brothers
The classic rock band The Doobie Brothers will play Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The show starts at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets online at or call (208) 622-2135.

About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads

 Local Weather 
Search archives:

Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.