Star Apps: Kenny Loggins
In the late ’70s, Kenny Loggins eagerly left popular duo Loggins and Messina for an even more successful solo career with hits like “This Is It,” “I’m Alright,” “Footloose,” and “Danger Zone.” He never predicted he’d someday be in another group — this time a trio, Blue Sky Riders. I chatted with the onetime king of movie soundtracks about Blue Sky Riders, his thoughts on the “Footloose” and “Top Gun” remakes, and his favorite apps.
(Credit: Stephen Morales)
How would you describe a Blue Sky Riders show? BSR shows are different than Kenny Loggins shows because Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman bring a different energy to the stage. I think I was most surprised by how much humor we have in our shows. I joked with Gary when we first started, “I didn’t know I was joining the Smothers Brothers.” I also do not perform my solo hits, like “Footloose” or “Danger Zone,” although we do have a writers-in-the-round portion of the show where Georgia, Gary, and I perform a couple songs from each of our solo careers together. Gary and Georgia are award-winning songwriters and performers in their own right. We like to put on a show that gets people excited. I think our harmonizing is what’s unique and what the fans will appreciate.
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