Two rock guitar all-stars share the stage Friday night when Dave Mason and Steve Cropper deliver the goods in a rock and soul revue at The Rose.

Mason’s songs have delighted live audiences and radio fans for more than 40 years. He was a founding member of the band Traffic, before launching a successful solo career, and he’s produced hits including “We Just Disagree,” “Feelin’ Alright,” “Let It Go, Let It Flow,” “Only You Know and I Know” and countless others. Mason has performed with a who’s who of rock acts, including the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney.


Cropper was the big, bearded guitarist in “The Blues Brothers” film, and was a member of the Stax Records house band, performing on nearly all the label’s soul hits during its 1960s heyday, and writing a fair number of them as well.

He was a member of Booker T and the MGs and backed artists including Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas and Sam & Dave, among many others.

Cropper was the “Steve” referred to on Sam & Dave’s song “Soul Man” when Sam Moore yelled out “Play it, Steve!”


Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Friday at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $38 to $78. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit