WHUR’s Quiet Storm host Dan Brown introduced one of the DMV’s most popular bands to the packed house for the Saturday matinee at the DoubleTree ballroom. Most would have been satisfied with Philly’s most prolific funk band, but ‘PIECES’ brought a Trio of knockdown performers to the House!
First up was Kim Watters on his White Hot sax, followed by Nick Collionne’s unique brand of humor and Super Fly fashion. Nick offered to buy everyone a drink, “With 400 straws”!
But the unexpected highlight of the show was Eric Roberson’s vocal magic, including a rendition of “SUPERMAN” where he added his unique political perspective. “Building more prisons than schools, don’t mind if our boys act like fools!”
But it was Pieces of a Dream’s unique Jam Session style of collaborative music that most attribute to their longevity. Celebrating their 40th anniversary and 23 CDs led by Curtis Hammond on drums and James K. Lloyd on keyboards and the Dukie Stick.
Giant sax man Tony Watkins round out the dynamic band along with ‘White Chocolate’ Chris Harris on guitar, Bowie resident George Graham on bass, Alex Simon on bongos.
After two hours of collaboration with Kim Waters, Nick Collionne and Eric Roberson, they closed it out with a FUNK and rock segment that brought the women out of their seats to dance with Cedrick and James who serenaded the ladies with their sax and Dukie Sticks.