Stewart tribute slated


AUBURN – For middle-aged rock ‘n’ roll fans, the name Rod Stewart conjures up fond memories of those “good old days.” They recall such chart-topping hits as “Maggie May,” “Hot Legs” and “Infatuation” and think about Stewart’s undeniable appeal to millions of fans worldwide.

This weekend, fans will have a chance to look back in time as Maryland native Rick Larrimore brings his “Ultimate Tribute to Rod Stewart” to the Twin Cities. Larrimore and his band, “Blondes Have More Fun” will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Midnight Blues Club and Restaurant.

Larrimore’s initial musical talent was as a drummer, yet his vocal prowess is what carries him today. His musical influences include Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham and Mitch Mitchell. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he formed his own band and began booking gigs.

After years of touring and constantly fielding comments about how much he looks like Stewart, he decided to put together a tribute to the man who is one of his all-time rock heroes. He did a ton of research, faithfully practiced his act and ended up creating a tribute show.

Tickets are $20 and include a buffet which will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The club is at 34 Court St.