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The Phoenix Band pays tribute to Dan Fogelberg

The Phoenix Band started off as a classic rock band based in Truckee and Reno.

For several years they performed at concerts and events in the Tahoe/Truckee and Reno areas.

Upon the death of Dan Fogelberg they felt compelled to help keep this amazing singer/songwriter’s music alive. In the spring of 2009 they dedicated their musical efforts to recreating their favorite Dan Fogelberg tunes as faithfully as possible.

In August of 2009 they performed a concert in Truckee and were able to send almost $1,000 in Dan’s name to The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). It was such a success that they have decided to make future donations to the PCF from proceeds earned and donated at their shows.

As a result of their good work and great music, The Phoenix Band has been invited by the Fogelberg family to join in the dedication of the Dan Fogelberg Memorial on Aug. 28 in a park in Peoria, Ill. 

The Phoenix Band is Sheldon Felich – Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards; Bud Worrell – Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel, keyboards; Paul Rose – Drums and percussion; Michael Kozlowski – Bass.

The Phoenix band will include a six piece string ensemble led by Rita Whitacker-Haun on cello. Rita is a huge fan of Dan’s music and has hand picked a string section from among her “Dan Fan” friends.

Catherine Matovich – Violin and Viola; Katy Raboy – Violin; Norm Lamont – Violin; Susan Duffy-Smith – Viola; Kim Russell – Cello; Rita Whitacker-Haun – Cello.

Helping out will be musician and recording engineer/producer Tim Jessup of Sedona, Ariz. Tim has performed in and/or produced six Dan Fogelberg tribute concerts since Dan’s passing.

Tim has also recorded a CD entitled Dan Fogelberg – The Early Years, which will be available for purchase at the concert. He will be joining in on vocals, piano and acoustic guitar.

Who: The Center for the Arts presents

What: A Musical Tribute to the Memory of Dan Fogelberg

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, limited VIP seating – $35 includes: Reserved seats, VIP lounge and one drink ticket. Tickets available at The Center Box Office, (530) 274-8384 ext. 14; BriarPatch, (530) 272-5333; Cherry Records, (530) 823-2147; online at