Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Cry Wolf

In 1981, the J. Geils Band scored the biggest hit of their career with Centerfold, that thanks to MTV spent six weeks at number one on the charts. The Boston-based band, who had been around since the late ’60s, originally started as a blues-rock act, but shifted to a more pop-friendly sound during the dawn of the music video age scoring hits with Love Stinks, Freeze Frame and Flamethrower. Only a few years after the height of their popularity, the band’s singer – Peter Wolf – decided to part ways with the band over artistic disagreements deciding to head out for a solo career.

Wolf, who has been putting out albums since 1984, released his seventh studio effort Midnight Souvenirs last month. The album, which features high-profile guest appearances from Merle Haggard, Neko Case and Shelby Lynn, has been receiving heaps of deserving praise from critics for its mix of roots-rock, country and R&B. Wolf recently stopped by Late Night to perform the album’s lead track Tragedy with the aforementioned Lynn…

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Last night Wolf kicked off a month long 15-show club tour, that brings him to Northampton, MA tonight, while later this summer he will reunite with his old J. Geils band mates for a special one-off hometown show opening for fellow Beantown favorites Aerosmith at Fenway Park on August 14.

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