Last August, Sammy Llanas left the BoDeans to pursue his solo career.
Today, the 51-year-old Llanas is still making music and gigging in support of his most recent and second solo release "4 A.M. (The Way Home)."
This weekend, Llanas play two shows at Linneman's, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Owner Jim Linneman tells us that the $10 shows are being billed as "belated birthday bashes" for Llanas and that doors open at 8 p.m. each night.
"He will open up with an entire set solo, and then be joined by a new back-up band. He will sing songs from his entire career, including his new album," says Linneman.
Speaking of the new release, it's a solid listen. Llanas wrote all the material, expect the cover of Cindy Lauper’s "All Through The Night," which fits in and dovetails nicely with the late-night theme of the disc. It's not BoDeans' music, but tracks like "Oh, Celia," "Nobody Luvs Me" and "Cherry O" bring a smile and nice singability.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
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