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Doobies Guitarist – Career Has Been a Dream

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The Doobie Brothers are still out on the road pushing their 2013 dates up through November. Fans have been raving about the band’s new career-spanning documentary, called Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers. The film — which pulls no punches in detailing the band’s inner-workings — includes new and exclusive interviews with past and longtime band members.

For guitarist Pat Simmons, the sole member to have survived the numerous lineup changes, life as a Doobie Brother has pretty much been a dream come true. We asked him if he ever expected the Doobies to still be played constantly on the radio and out gigging at sold out shows to a die-hard legion of fans almost 45 years after forming: “Not in a million years (laughs). Y’know, most bands, y’know, last a year or two and — if they’re lucky. For me to to have been able to record and make music with all these great, great players — and still be doing it — it’s just ridiculous (laughs) — I’m not worthy, y’know? For me, y’know, being a part of a band like this is has always been sort of, I felt, a gift (laughs). Not just musically, but the whole opportunity to kind of like the dream, in terms of being able to pursue something that you love to do and make a living out of it.”

The Doobie Brothers tour dates (subject to change):
August 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Harley Davidson Roadhouse
August 30 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
September 5 – Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
September 6 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
September 7 – Tulalip, WA – Tulalip Amphitheatre (with America)
September 13 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
September 14 – Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
September 21, 22 – Glen Ellen, CA – B.R. Cohn Winery
October 11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
October 12 – Baltimore, MD – Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
October 13 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
November 1 – Fayetteville, AR – Walton Arts Center
November 2 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
November 5 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
November 6 – Fort Worth, TX – Bass Performance Hall
November 7 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena

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