Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs with Special Guest: Alvin Youngblood Hart, Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8pm, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave. Huntington, NY 11743

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

with Special Guest : Alvin Youngblood Hart

Friday, Sep 09 2022

SHOW AT 8pm  |   DOORS AT 7pm

Rock 'n Roll


It's a classic rock & roll story: the chance encounter that becomes collaboration, then a band; the gathering of players and like-minded spirits that tightens and grows in songwriting, rehearsals and club dates; a debut album that finally arrives after all of the labor and waiting; the follow-up that beats a new set of odds and jumps ahead in vision and drive, proving the first record was no one-shot deal. For Mike Campbell, External Combustion – the second album by his first band as a leader, the Dirty Knobs – is proof that lightning can strike twice. Campbell experienced all of the above and more with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – riding shotgun with his friend and captain as lead guitarist, co-producer and, at times, co-writer – when he met guitarist Jason Sinay at a session in Los Angeles in 2000. "I didn't like him at first because he....


with Special Guest :

Alvin Youngblood Hart

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray… Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Gary Moore & Mick Taylor. Mr. Hart was born in Oakland CA in 1963 to a family of post WWII Mississippi transplants. After a couple false starts, he began to play the guitar, in earnest, in 1977. “By that time, it had become obsessive competition among us teenage boys. The guitar was the video game of our day,” Hart says. The Hart family was never one to stay put. Spending his formative years on the West Coast, in the Midwest and the Mid-South surely influenced Alvin’s wide ranging musical perspective. “It really taught me to appreciate MUSIC for what it was… not because it was this or that genre. I have a great disdain for genre segregation. I try….