Join us for an unforgettable evening of “Atomic” cocktails and appetizers at the newly restored home of Brian Ray; a 1958 midcentury modern desert hipster rancho set on the hillsides of Little Tuscany. Brian Ray’s illustrious career began as a teenager following a chance meeting with rhythm and blues icon, Etta James. Etta served as his mentor, giving Brian his first professional gig and a lifetime of memories. Their 14-year partnership led to a vast array of onstage performances with the who’s who of musicians including Bo Diddley, Keith Richards, Joe Cocker, John Lee Hooker, Peter Frampton...and the beat goes on. In 2002 Brian was hired by Paul McCartney to play one song with him at a pre-Super Bowl game and little did he know at the time that this would lead to a partnership that continues to this day. Playing bass, rhythm, lead guitar and vocals on all McCartney’s tours and three of his albums. Brian also enjoys a solo career as a recording artist on Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Record label, collaborating with Smokey Robinson on his recent single “One Heartbeat” which Brian originally wrote for Smokey, along with his own version of Smokey’s classic “The Tears of a Clown” Brian’s latest release, “Pirate Radio” was named “Coolest Song in the World” on the Underground Garage at Sirius XM, all of which have charted on the Classic Rock charts.
Proceeds benefit the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design. We accomplish this through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 21 and older.
Valet parking is provided.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Event Check-in Location
Event location will be printed on ticket.
Photo Credits: Dan Chavkin, Brian Ray
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