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Arts and Entertainment

March 22, 2013

Thorogood to play Oneonta Theatre

George Thorogood and the Destroyers will play at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Oneonta Theatre at 47 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

The American blues rock vocalist and guitarist is known for songs such as “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” as well as covers of blues standards such as Hank Williams’ “Move It On Over,” John Lee Hooker’s “House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?”

Along with the Destroyers, Thorogood has released 16 studio albums, selling more than 15 million albums worldwide, since the late 1970s. Their latest album is 2011’s “2120 South Michigan Ave.”

The Delaware native started out as second baseman for a semi-professional baseball team before turning to music full-time.

According to a media release, Thorogood said he relied heavily on his musical influences, including Hooker, Diddley, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, Willy Dixon, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Of his musical abilities, Thorogood said in the Calgary Sun: “I’m a Chevy Nova in a world of Rolls Royces. It’s all that I can do. Don’t overrate me. I’m not that versatile.”

Tickets are $50 and are reserved seating only. For more information, go to www.oneontatheatre.com.

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