THE AIRPLANE FAMILY performs A Loving Tribute to MARTY BALIN

THE AIRPLANE FAMILY performs A Loving Tribute to MARTY BALIN

Sunday, December 16, 2018

8:00 pm

VIP: $69/ GA: $42 Advance/$45 Day of show (plus fees)

This event is all ages

THE AIRPLANE FAMILY performs A Loving Tribute to MARTY BALIN
THE AIRPLANE FAMILY performs A Loving Tribute to MARTY BALIN
“Whatever happened to wishes wished on a star?” —Marty Balin
Marty Balin, the legendary founder and lead vocalist of Jefferson Airplane and hit song-writer of Jefferson Starship, passed away on September 27. His wife, Susan Joy Balin, was by his side. He was 76.

Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 30, 1942, Marty was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by parents Joe and Jean Buchwald.

“Marty was the one who started the San Francisco scene,” says Bill Thompson, Balin’s roommate back in the mid-’60s and former manag­er of both the Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

The Jefferson Airplane, initially a folk-rock venture, came to epitomize the psychedelic scene, scoring a gold record in 1967 with its second album, Surrealistic Pillow. The album was named one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Balin’s soulful tenor proved a pivotal element of the group’s sound. He also wrote key compositions including “It’s No Secret” “Today,” “Comin’ Back To Me” “Plastic Fantastic Lover” “Share a Little Joke,” and “Volunteers.”

“Back in those days Marty was quite the businessman” said Paul Kantner. “He was the leader of the band on that level. He was the one who pushed us to do all the business stuff, orchestrating, thinking ahead, looking for managers and club opportunities. He was very good at it”.

At the end of 1978, after contributing several major hits including “Miracles,” “With Your Love,” “Count on Me,” and “Runaway” with Jefferson Starship, Marty left the band. In 1981, he released his first solo album, Balin , featuring two top hits , “Hearts” and “Atlanta Lady”. Marty’s solo career prove d to be as successful as his past music endeavors.
Slick Aguilar
Slick Aguilar
Mark "Slick" Aguilar (born 1954 in Florida) is an American guitarist. He has worked with a number of notable musicians but is probably best known as a member of Jefferson Starship.

He played guitar with KC & the Sunshine Band and Wayne Cochran during the late 1970s before moving to the West Coast. It was there that he joined Buddy Miles' band and in 1982 he toured with David Crosby. In 1984 Slick joined Marty Balin's band which led to him being hired to play lead guitar in the KBC Band.

When Paul Kantner reformed Jefferson Starship in 1992, he hired Slick to as the band's lead guitarist, a position he held until 2012, when he had to depart the band due to falling ill with Hepatitis C. He sometimes performs with Marty Balin as a duo.
Prairie Prince
Prairie Prince
Drummer, born May 7, 1950 in Charlotte, NC, USA.
Has been drumming for many important American and European rock/pop acts.
Also well known for big touring-stage designs for Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Bonnie Riatt, etc.
In 2006/2007 he is touring with Todd Rundgren, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and Kasim Sulton as The New Cars.
Darby Gould
Darby Gould
Darby Marie Gould (aka Darby Venegas) is an American vocalist best known for her work with Jefferson Starship and World Entertainment War. Over the years she has developed a loyal following based on her passionate, soulful vocals and intense stage presence.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941