Iconic folk band America performing Sunday night's Riverside finale
"But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man that he didn't, didn't already have" — those lyrics will be stuck in my head for the next 48 hours.
That's because the famed folk-rock group America is taking the stage Sunday night for the Down by the Riverside season finale.
Best known for hits like “A Horse with No Name" and “Ventura Highway," America has been touring and recording new material since the early 1970s. Two of the band's three original members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, are still with the group (full bio here).
The free outdoor show starts at 7 p.m. at Mayo Park. Winona-based jam band The Weathered Heads will be the opener.
Until then, enjoy this playlist of my 5 favorite America songs.
About Sean Baker: Sean is the founder and editor of the Med City Beat. Under his direction, the site has transitioned from a small news blog to one of the most widely-read publications in the city. Prior to launching the site in 2014, Sean spent about two years producing television news in Green Bay and Rochester. His office is above a brewery, so please excuse any typos. Twitter.
(Cover photo: America)