Lightning does not often strike twice, and capturing it in a bottle can be amazingly tough – particularly for anyone who hopes to make an impression on both TV viewers and radio listeners. Jack Wagner is one of the handful of 1980s era actors who managed to successfully reach great heights on the music charts.
Wagner, who found his biggest career role as “Frisco Jones” on the ABC daytime drama “General Hospital,” will make a tour-stop in Annapolis on Friday to play Rams Head Onstage at 8 p.m. Wagner, 55, has put out six albums, most notably his 1984 smash “All I Need,” which hit No. 44 on the Billboard charts thanks to the hit single of the same name, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.
Wagner was a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2012, and fans of a certain age might remember his roles on “Santa Barbara,” “Bold and the Beautiful,” and “Melrose Place.”
Attendees of Friday’s show at Rams Head On Stage can expect to hear selections from Wagner’s latest album, “On the Porch,” which features the songs “Drivin’ Miss Daisy,” “Right Key,” and “You and Me.” According to www.jackwagnermusic.com, “On the Porch” touches on Wagner’s ability to play “Americana and heartland roots.”
“On the Porch” will be among the merchandise sold before, during and after Wagner’s performance Friday at Rams Head On Stage. The album is also available on iTunes, Amazon and www.jackwagnermusic.com.
Tickets for Friday’s show in Annapolis are available by visiting www.ramsheadonstage.com or by calling the Rams Head box office at 410-268-4545.
Jake Linger is a longtime local journalist who resides in Anne Arundel County.