The Ledbetters & Superunknown – Tributes to Pearl Jam & Chris Cornell

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Nov 17th 2023 7:30 pm
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Presented by: ArtsQuest
The Ledbetters & Superunknown - Tributes to Pearl Jam & Chris Cornell


Nov 17th 2023    
7:30 pm


Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA, 18015

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Doors and Dinner: 6 p.m. | Show: 7:30 p.m.
$10 minimum Food and Beverage for all reserved seating.

The Ledbetters – A Tribute to Pearl Jam

The Ledbetters are THE ultimate Pearl Jam tribute band. Capturing an authentic recreation of Pearl Jam’s studio recordings, combined with their intense live shows, The Ledbetters will bring you right back to your flannel-wearing days. Comprised of powerhouse singer Jamie Stem (Sinch), James Burke on lead guitar, Steven Piperno on guitars, Rocco De Lise on bass guitar,
and John Stover on drums, they accurately pay homage to the DEEP catalogue of iconic songs that influenced a generation. WHY GO see them? They’ll make you feel ALIVE!

Superunknown – A Tribute to the Legacy of Chris Cornell

Superunknown is quickly becoming the premier tribute band for the music of Chris Cornell. Started in 2018 as a solo act with vocalist/guitarist Jason Reed, Superunknown now consists of a full band also featuring Louis Graff (guitar), Tom Laskas (bass), Ron DiSilvestro (drums) and Pete Heffley (guitar).

Superunknown covers all eras of Chris Cornell, playing the music of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. Reed in particular uncannily recreates the howling vocals Cornell became celebrated for in the Seattle grunge scene.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of the music of Chris Cornell. When I first heard Soundgarden in the early 90’s I was blown away and I started learning their songs,” says Reed, who also creates original music with his band, the Reed Brothers Band. “When I was a kid, I was drawn to singers like Robert Plant and Steven Tyler who could sing in a high register with power. With Soundgarden, Chris Cornell took that power to a whole new level. What stood out in Temple of the Dog was the writing; those songs are so heartfelt, with a universal message I think anyone can relate to, and I love the dynamic range of Audioslave.”

After Cornell’s death in 2017, Reed desired to perform a “one-off” solo acoustic show in tribute. After opening for some of the local Grunge-a-Palooza festivals with his solo acoustic set, he ended up performing all over the Northeast. Through Grunge-a-Palooza he met the guys in Foo Fighters tribute, White Limo who offered to back him up as a full band version of Superunknown.