In 1976, Tom Lorentz was a Student Teacher in Villa Maria College's Music Education Program. He was assigned to Heim Middle School, were he met, then 7th grader, Glenn Colton while conducting the school band.
A friendship formed, and Glenn started taking guitar lessons from Tom on a weekly basis. Tom schooled Glenn is the finer points of performance, as well as technical skills. In time, 15 year old Glenn would occassionally perform a song with Tom's band "Head'in On."
Fast forward 40 years, and their friendship is stronger than ever. On Sunday, Aptil 2nd, Tom and Glenn, who are both members of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, will perform together for the first time. The show will feature Tom's guitar and vocal skills, as well as Glenn's best known children and family songs. See you there, where history will be made!
In addition to leading the band "Headin' On" and "Raz" in the 1970's and 80's, Tom was lead guitarist and vocalist in the regional Beatles Tribute Band "Switch" for 20 years. Along the way, Tom continued to write and perform his original songs as the opening act for several national acts including Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Donny and Marie Osmond and America, to name a few.
Performance included with Museum admission and free for BMS Members. Register today to save your seat!
This performance is a special presentation in conjunction with GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, Presnted by M&T Bank and Associate Sponsor Chakra Communications. For a limited time only, guests are invited to explore the evolution of the single most enduring icon in American history through the powerful lens of science. Experience diverse genres of music, discover the science of pitch and tone, and learn how the selection of materials and strings fused with electromagnetism and amplification to create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music. Crossing over cultural boundaries, the guitar has made a significant impact on a wide variety of groups. Join us on a rhythmic journey immersed in the heart of music, surrounded by 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts - including the Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long playable guitar!
This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history to the science of creating sound with wood and steel. Experience the science, sound, history, and profound impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains a range of rare and antique to wildly popular and innovative instruments, along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images and photographs.