Sal Baglio returns home to East Boston with a benefit show at ZUMIX, November 5

For longtime Boston singer, guitarist and songwriter Sal Baglio, the round trip isn’t complete until you come “Home Again.” Baglio returns to East Boston to perform at ZUMIX on November 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Funds raised from the concert will support the work of ZUMIX, ZUMIX empowers young people to build prosperous futures, transforming lives and community through music, technology and creative employment. Tickets are available online at®id=10& Where

From the Paris street cellars to the big stages supporting superstars, from the agony and ecstasy of 10,000 lonely hours honing the craft of true rock and roll, Baglio has made his mark as a legend of Boston music. This success would not be possible without the sights, sounds and people of his hometown, East Boston.

An older, more introspective Baglio returns home to East Boston with a solo performance of songs and tales that reveal the artist and his sense of place, especially the memories that are so dear to him.

“East Boston is part of my musical DNA,” says Baglio. “Everything — everything: the family, the friends, my grandfather singing at the Salle des Fils d’Italie or at Lombardo’s, the wrought iron school gates, the three floors, the smell of the factory Gumball, the Saturday matinees at the old Theater of Seville, the sauce on the stove every Sunday, the colorful characters and all the music that echoed from almost every cellar growing up.”

Baglio formed the Stompers in 1977 and led the band for over 40 years, touring with major artists like beach boys and J. Geils Band and writing a hit single Never Tell An Angel [When Your Heart’s on Fire] which spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Throughout his career, Baglio was also a session musician for artists like Johnny Winter, Andy Pratt and others. Over the years, he’s felt comfortable enough to conjure up new musical personas – alter egos such as Rock E Rollins and, more recently, the Amplifier Heads. His most recent set, Sal Baglio & The Sensational Rock and Roller Coaster Ride, redefines his role as a bandleader by tearing down a wall of sound. For Baglio, the time has come to create his recent work in the place where he comes from “The reason I can’t wait to play in East Boston is because I have a group of songs that deal with wonderful memories and that include many characters from the neighborhood Whether I have been close to many people or not, in one way or another, you are in my songs.

He adds, “I was at home in East Boston. That’s where all my ‘firsts’ happened. I’ve come full circle and now, with the chapter with the Stompers closed, I’m ready to go. start over and why not do that at home?”

Sal Baglio will perform November 5 at Zumix, 260 Sumner Street, East Boston. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Where

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