British guitar legend Robin Trower took a winding road to pop stardom, first playing with London R&B group the Paramounts before joining rock band Procol Harum, just as they peaked with the global smash hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” Eventually, Trower left the band to broaden his musical horizons as a solo artist. His sophomore solo release, 1974’s Bridge of Sighs, drew numerous comparisons to the music of Jimi Hendrix and catapulted Trower to the top of the pop charts. He’s since released dozens of albums, including 2016’s Where You Are Going To.
INFO: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $37.50/adv, $43/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.