Dweezil Zappa is celebrating 10 years of playing his father Frank’s music in Zappa Plays Zappa and the 40th anniversary of One Size Fits All with a world tour featuring a full-album performance plus other Frank favorites. Guitar Player Presents is happy to help Goldenvoice bring Zappa Plays Zappa back to the stunning Warfield Theatre on Market Street in the heart of San Francisco on December 5.
Dweezil Zappa’s guitar playing has grown exponentially ever since he dedicated himself to delivering his famously fickle father’s complex arrangements with spot-on accuracy. Dweezil generously shares his discoveries with other players via his Dweezilla Music Bootcamp, as well as clinics on the road. He graciously allowed GP to video portions of his Guitar Masterclass on his last visit to GP’s home turf in the Bay Area, and you can peep all five videos here.
Dweezil has been too busy with Zappa Plays Zappa during the past decade to record his own new music—until now. He’s got a new disc called Via Zammata [Megaforce], which references the street in Sicily where the Zappa family originated before coming to the United States. The disc features the only song Dweezil and Frank ever collaborated on, “Dragon Master.” Frank wrote the lyrics, and Dweezil wrote the music. Listen to “Dragon Master” and get the story behind its composition here.
We’re not sure if we’ll get a live performance of “Dragon Master” at the Warfield Theatre, but we will certainly hear all the guitar gems from One Size Fits All including “Inca Roads,” “Florentine Pogen,” and “San Ber’dino.”’ There are also two significant personal Zappa milestones in play.
This show is only a few weeks prior to what would have been Frank’s 75th birthday, and less than two months after the passing of Frank’s wife and Dweezil’s mother, Gail. Zappa Plays Zappa serves as more than simply a chance to hear Frank’s music played with authenticity—it’s a chance for some of the world’s most die-hard, devoted fans to share their family-like love for all things Zappa. Make sure to secure your spot now for this very special occasion during the holiday season.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Zappa Plays Zappa in San Francisco, click here and put “Dweezil” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Warfield Theatre inSan Francisco, California, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Saturday, December 5. Best of luck. Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guitar Player, Goldenvoice, Dweezil Zappa & the Zappa Family Trust Present: Zappa Plays Zappa Performing One Size Fits All & More Zappa Music
Saturday, December 5
The Warfield Theatre
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 673-4653 7pm doors; 8pm show; All Ages
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.