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February 7 @ 7:00 pm

| $30 - $45

We have a new date, Feb. 7, 2020, & will honor your tickets for the previous date

State Theatre For The Arts is proud to present:

AMBROSIA is an American rock band formed in southern California in 1970. Ambrosia had five Top 40 hit singles released between 1975 and 1980, including the Top 5 hits “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me”. Most of the original band members have been active with the group continuously for well over 25 years to the present day.

In April 1980 Warner Bros. released One Eighty, which produced two of the year’s biggest hits. The first, “Biggest Part of Me”, reached number three for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and crossed over to the soul chart, where it peaked at number thirty-five.[7] The second, another blue-eyed soul hit, “You’re the Only Woman (You & I)”, reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. One Eighty earned the band three Grammy nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Group. A headlining world tour followed. For the Japanese leg of the tour, the group was joined by their longtime friend Cliff Woolley (formerly of The Association, who had also guested on Life Beyond L.A.) on guitar, harmonica and backup vocals.

The title of the album One Eighty was believed by fans to signal the group’s “180-degree” change in direction.[5] The album was named so, by Ambrosia’s technician (Robert “Omaha” Toth). They dedicated one of their songs to Sandie Clark.

Also in 1980, the band contributed the song “Outside” to the movie Inside Moves and “Feels So Good to Win” appeared in the film Coast to Coast later that same year. The following year they placed another track, “Poor Rich Boy” (written by Burt Bacharach), on the soundtrack of the movie Arthur.

In 1982 David C. Lewis briefly left the touring group to be replaced by Bruce Hornsby, four years before his own rise to stardom. The same year, Ambrosia released their fifth and final studio album, Road Island (May 1982[8]), their first effort without the assistance of Freddie Piro’s production company. Produced by James Guthrie, the album consisted of intense, driving hard rock (outside of the soft ballad “Feeling Alive Again” and the progressive rock closer “Endings”). Though it scored a minor hit with “How Can You Love Me”, the album was a commercial disappointment. The band broke up afterwards, ending their run of chart success.[5]

After Ambrosia, David Pack pursued a solo career and produced or worked with many top artists. Pack’s 1985 solo album, Anywhere You Go, included the song “Prove Me Wrong,” which also appeared on the soundtrack of the 1985 film White Nights. Joe Puerta became a founding member of Bruce Hornsby and the Range.

In 1989 Ambrosia reunited with all four original members and began playing live shows again, mostly on the West Coast. They expanded their touring ranks once again with Tollak Ollestad (vocals, keyboards, harmonica) and Shem von Schroeck (vocals, percussion, bass, guitar).

In May 1997 Warner Bros. released Ambrosia’s greatest hits CD, Anthology, which contained tracks from all five albums plus three new tracks. In addition to Anthology, the entire Ambrosia catalog was remastered and released on CD.

Current members
Joe Puerta – bass, backing and lead vocals, guitar (1970-1982, 1989–present)
Burleigh Drummond – drums, backing and lead vocals, percussion, bassoon (1970-1982, 1989–present)
Christopher North – keyboards, backing vocals (1970-1977, 1978-1982, 1989-present)
Doug Jackson – guitars, backing vocals (2000–present)
Ken Stacey – lead and backing vocals, percussion, guitar (2005-2009, 2014–present)
Mary Harris – keyboards, backing vocals (2012–present)



February 7
7:00 pm
$30 - $45
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333 Oak St
Red Bluff, CA 96080 United States
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