It’s Good to Be Kings

By Steven Libowitz   |   July 2, 2024

Montecito-based music makers Doublewide Kings have had a pretty busy summer. But their attention is also focused on the fall, as the country/classic rock band is once again headed to the grand stage at the Granada Theatre. One year after The Kings and the Santa Barbara Symphony rocked our world with the Van Morrison tribute show Moondance, they are collaborating again to play the music of The Band in tribute to the legendary farewell concert The Last Waltz. Adding strings and things to “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” among others, should make for another incredible night almost 50 years after that fabled concert. 

In the meantime, the Kings are headed back up to the Santa Ynez Valley after recently launching this summer’s Music in the Garden series at the Solvang Festival Theater. The boys will play Fess Parker Winery’s WineStock series on June 30, and then head over to a new event July 6 at Buttonwood Farm & Vineyard – the first annual “Red, White & Blues” event in support of the White Buffalo Land Trust. They’ll be focusing on the bluesier side of the Kings’ repertoire, and chowing down on, yep, Buffalo wings. 


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