Colts owner Irsay eager to rock downtown Las Vegas
The phone chat could be titled the Jim Irsay Experience. It lasts some 45 minutes, or about as long as an entire rock album in the vinyl days.
Irsay easily remembers his first album. While a high school sophomore, he nabbed Jackson Browne’s “The Pretender.”
“Looking at the cover, I thought it was a soul album,” Irsay says, referring to the photo of Browne walking across a busy city street amid a multi-ethnic crowd. “But when I played it, it was more like folk music. So, I went out and bought ‘Fandango!’ by ZZ Top.”
The ever-rocking Indianapolis Colts owner is still on that jam session. An accomplished guitarist, Irsay is hosting an upcoming free show from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
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