In the 1970s, it was possible to generate and cater to a sizeable audience in the U.S., even if you weren’t selling millions of albums.
Tirelessly touring, and hitting all of the minor markets – at that time, your rust belt cities, your Midwest hideaways, your interchangeable small towns and industrial wastelands – garnered loyalty from the music-starved populaces of less-than-glamorous towns. Even if you were playing Podunk, you could count on an enthusiastic audience, if you were the type of artist whose live work had earned you a healthy reputation.
Robin Trower was one such artist. Though his seminal English psychedelic blues/stoner rock/funk collections “Twice Removed from Yesterday,” “Bridge of Sighs” and “Caravan to Midnight” sold relatively well, it was as a live performer that Trower earned his now-legendary status.
Over the past decade, Trower has made Buffalo a consistent tour stop. He’s sticking with that winning formula this time around, as the tour behind his freshly released “Where Are You Going?” album finds him stopping by the Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls for a show at 8 p.m. April 28. Tickets are $55-$65 (box office, Ticketmaster).