You know his name from the mighty Savatage and the like no other holiday extravaganza that is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra but with this event, guitarist Chris Caffery had brought it down to basics for an acoustic set at the Queeens Library at Flushing and we made sure to be there. The concert was documented in full on THIS LINK, now please enjoy a larger gallery of photographs from the show.
Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Savatage fame) would deliver an “Almost Acoustic” early evening set of music with some friends of his at the Flushing Queens Library Theatre, in Flushing Queens. The show was a mix of the guitarist’s originals, Savatage classics and a couple of interesting covers. This was the second show in a twenty four hour time frame for me which began with Stryper the evening before. My goal was to accomplish three interesting events and should you want to learn about this one just scroll on down.
Artist: Chris Caffery Venue: Flushing Library (Flushing, NY) Opener: n/a Date: 9/19/2009 Label: Independant Artist
The week was most certainly an interesting one and what began with a rousing Power Metal affair held by Stratovarius and Pagan’s mind just this past Wednesday continued into the Friday appearance of Christian Metal experts Stryper. This was truly a great way to hit the musical weekend and when I learned that an early Saturday gig would be happening from Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Savatage’s own Chris Caffery, I knew I had to see what was going on. The interesting thing was that this show would take place all the way out in Flushing, Queens and not be in a club at all, but instead in the theatre that is located within the Flushing Queens Library down on Main Street. It’s a very unlikely place for a Rock Show but Chris did play there last year and later in the day I would find out that Spread Eagle’s Ray West had done a set of his material there as well not long after. The show would find Chris with a full band and he would essentially turn it down just a bit and make it an “almost acoustic” event. Here is what transpired as I continued to do my music adventuring and attempt to hit three gigs in a twenty four hour time frame.