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Meet Carl Baldassarre

Apart from being a world class expert on the art of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin’s music, Carl Baldassarre is world-traveling and award winning composer, guitarist and educator. Baldassarre has spent more than 40 years as a professional musician. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio his first band, Abraxas, received a recording contract when he was 19 years old and toured non-stop for years as a successful regional artist. His progressive rock band, Syzygy, received critical acclaim and professional praise for over 30 years throughout the U.S. and Europe (charting in Germany). The band released four highly succesful albums (Cosmos & Chaos, The Allegory of Light, Realms of Eternity and A Glorious Disturbance).

Considered a polystylist, Baldassarre is a composer-songwriter comfortable in any genre or medium. He has received recognition for many of his works including Flamenco, Celtic ballads, progressive rock and classical music. His latest works (all released under the eponymus band name BALDASSARRE) are available on his website www.carlbaldassarremusic.com

In addition to his original work, Baldassarre has spent a lifetime admiring and studying the work of Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page. He has founded two bands, “Baldassarre’s Led Zeppelin Revival” and “Baldassarre’s The Soul of Zeppelin.” Both bands approach Led Zeppelin’s music in a unique way, transcending the notion of merely a tribute with insight into what makes the music so eternal and addressing the influences that made the members of Led Zeppelin want to become Led Zeppelin in the first place. 

Baldassarre began a YouTube channel in 2021 initially devoted to his research of Led Zeppelin’s second album “Led Zeppelin II”.  The series covered every song on that historic Led Zeppelin album with not only insight into “what” was played, but most importantly ansering the question (from a composers perspective), as to “why” was it played.  That is to say, why did the artist choose notes, chords, progressions, rhythms, lyrics, moods, timbre, etc. in the course of writing and recording a particular piece of music.  In the end, Baldassarre’s mastery and interpretation of Led Zeppelin’s repertoire and especially Jimmy Page’s techniques found an enthusiastic niche on YouTube. 

As a music theorist, Carl is a well-studied, well-traveled historian and aesthete which enables him to bring great meaning and context to not only his work, but also to his analysis and interpretations of other great works of art, music and life in general. His immersive approach has few limits, whether it’s jumping a velvet rope to play Beethoven or Mahler’s personal pianos or standing on the conductor’s podium of the great music halls of Europe or even sneaking a quick repose on the birth bed of someone he’s studying, Carl leaves no stone unturned when it comes to research.  This breadth of experience has allowed Baldassarre to expand the scope of his YouTube channel to artists and topics beyond Led Zeppelin.

Buoyed by his unrelenting youthful enthusiasm and armed with decades of incredible experience and repertoire, Baldassarre is not only bringing his own music to concert stages, but also Led Zeppelin’s music and influences to concert stages everywhere.  You can discover more about Carl Baldassarre by visiting carlbaldassarremusic.com and YouTube.

BALDASSARRE’S LED ZEPPELIN REVIVAL
Featuring:
Guy Snowdon – vocals (Guy Snowdon and the Citizens)
Carl Baldassarre – guitar (Syzygy, Abraxas, BALDASSARRE)
Al Rolik – Bass (Syzygy, Abraxas)
With Special Guests:
Jim Ruschman – drums & Billy Brock – Keys

BALDASSARRE’S THE SOUL OF ZEPPELIN
Featuring:
Marcus Scott – vocals (Tower of Power)
Nick D’Virgilio – drums (Tears for Fears, Genesis, Big Big Train)
Carl Baldassarre – guitar (Syzygy, Abraxas, BALDASSARRE)
With Special Guests:
Al Rolik – Bass & Jacob Dupre – Keys

Led Zeppelin Revival Concert Dates



Event Date & Time Venue / Address
The Soul of Zeppelin at the Lorain Palace Theatre Friday
September 30, 2022
8:00 PM

Lorain Palace Theatre


617 Broadway
Lorain , Ohio 44052

Don’t miss Baldassarre’s The Soul of Zeppelin!!
At The Lorain Palace Theatre

FEATURING: MARCUS SCOTT (Tower of Power)
NICK D’VIRGILIO (Tears for Fears, Genesis)
and Special Guests: AL ROLIK & JACOB DUPRE

The Soul of Zeppelin is the brainchild of award-winning composer, guitarist, educator, Carl Baldassarre.  Several years ago, Baldassarre had a vision to handpick musicians that could pay tribute to not only the music of Led Zeppelin, but also to the inspiration, influences and soul that brought the members of Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones) together for the first time on August 12, 1968.

Apart from being a diverse composer of rock, prog and classical music, Baldassarre is also a highly acclaimed guitarist/connoisseur of all things Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin.

With a clear purpose and a plan in mind (much like what Jimmy Page did it in 1968),  Baldassarre formed The Soul of Zeppelin.  It was important to Baldassarre to get the music historically right and for the musicians to convey a powerful message of hope, unity, authenticity through diverse musical cultural backgrounds.

Joined by the famous Memphis soul, funk and R&B vocalist, Marcus Scott (Tower of Power), drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears, Genesis, Big Big Train), rock & prog bassist Al Rolik, and Louisiana native & Jazz keyboardist extraordinaire, Jacob Dupre, The Soul of Zeppelin fulfills the mission.

Get Your Tickets Here: Soul of Zeppelin at Lorain Palace

THE SOUL OF ZEPPELIN – The Club Room at the Clyde Saturday
October 1, 2022
8:00 PM

The Club Room at the Clyde


1806 Bluffton Road
Fort Wayne , Indiana 46809

Don’t miss Baldassarre’s
The Soul of Zeppelin coming to Fort Wayne, IN, (USA)
Free Concert while seats last

FEATURING:
MARCUS SCOTT (Tower of Power)
NICK D’VIRGILIO (Tears for Fears, Genesis)
and Special Guests: AL ROLIK & JACOB DUPRE

The Soul of Zeppelin is the brainchild of award-winning composer, guitarist, educator, Carl Baldassarre (carlbaldassarremusic.com). Several years ago, Baldassarre had a vision to handpick musicians that could pay tribute to not only the music of Led Zeppelin, but also to the inspiration, influences and soul that brought the members (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones) of Led Zeppelin together for the first time on August 12, 1968.

Apart from being a diverse composer of rock, prog and classical music, Baldassarre is also a highly acclaimed guitarist/connoisseur of all things Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin. With a clear purpose and a plan in mind (much like what Jimmy Page did it in 1968), Baldassarre formed The Soul of Zeppelin. It was important to Baldassarre to get the music historically right AND for the musicians to convey a powerful message of hope, unity, authenticity through diverse musical cultural backgrounds.  Joined by the famous Memphis soul, funk and R&B vocalist, Marcus Scott (Tower of Power), drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears, Genesis, Big Big Train), rock & prog bassist Al Rolik, and Louisiana native & Jazz keyboardist extraordinaire, Jacob Dupre, The Soul of Zeppelin fulfills the mission.

Information: https://www.clydeclubroom.com