The Green Street Music Series debuted January 11, 2003 with “Exile on Green Street” celebrating the music of The Rolling Stones. Greg Munro and Duncan Arsenault came up with the concept to create a house band that would back up many of the great singers from local bands. The first show was a huge success.exile-01-billy-01

Since that time the GSMS has paid tribute to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Clash, The Police, and The Who,  Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Elvis Costello,  Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and AC/DC . exile-36-dan-with-mick

The shows feature nearly 50 songs in a five-hour, marathon show starring the Green Street Music Series Band, a super house band featuring some of Worcester’s more prominent musicians.  The hit-heavy shows span the career of the artists and serve as backdrop for showcase of local talent as singers from local bands take the stage to handle the vocal duties.

The Green Street Music Series, which consists of a different show every three or four months, is a twofold celebration.  It celebrates the career and music of an important artist, or artists, and at the same time celebrates goatsheadsoup1and recognizes the high quality and vitality of the local Worcester music scene.  The first show in the series, Exile On Green Street, was a local tribute to the surprise concert that the Rolling Stones played at Sir Morgan’s Cove (now the Lucky Dog Music Hall) in September of 1981 as a warm-up show for their Still Life World Tour in support of the hit album Tattoo You.

The success of Exile On Green Street was the catalyst for the shows that have followed.

(all photos Greg Munro)