Deacon Brings Eagles to Dodger Stadium.
The Eagles have played a key role in the history of Takamine guitars. In fact, it was Glenn Frey who for all intents and purposes introduced the Tak acoustic-electric to America. So it was with great emotion and pride that we watched his 24 year old son Deacon take the stage with “uncles” Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmitt and Joe Walsh for a packed Dodger Stadium at the Classic West Festival last Saturday. Armed with one or another of his father’s trusty Taks, Deacon stepped up and delivered lead vocals on Take it Easy, Already Gone and Peaceful Easy Feeling like only a son of Glenn Frey could do.
Also featured in the 23 song Eagles set was the great Vince Gill singing lead on Tequila Sunrise, Take it to the Limit, Lyin Eyes and New Kid in Town as well as the iconic Bob Seger fronting Heartache Tonight, the Eagles classic he co-wrote with longtime friend Frey, who as an ambitious 20 year old, sang harmony on Seger’s first hit Ramblin, Gamblin Man.
The 2 day festival will be reproduced later this month in New York as the Classic East Festival where Deacon Frey and his uncles will once again share the bill with Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Journey, The Doobie Bros and Earth Wind and Fire.