Zebra was one of those 1980s heavy metal bands that burned brightly for a bit, then faded away.
But the trio has stayed together ever since and still performs live shows.
The lead singer, Randy Jackson, moved into solo work and performs rock music with orchestras around the country.
On Saturday, he performed a live show at the Bayfield Performing Arts Center.
Displaying virtuoso guitar work, Jackson played for well over two hours, then joked that the show would last until midnight.
He then retorted he didn't have enough music. Jackson has a heck of a song catalog, going from the blues to David Bowie to Led Zeppelin to Elton John.
He was at his best while singing Beatles songs or his own pieces he recorded with Zebra. After his parents took him to see a Beatles performance when he was a kid growing up in New Orleans, he decided to become a musician.
Over the past 40 years, Zebra has released four studio albums, a live album, and a best of compilation. The 1983 debut release, "Zebra," went gold and was the fastest-selling debut album ever for Atlantic Records. He released "Empathy for the Walrus," a compilation of Beatles music, in 2014.
While he still has the long hair and clothes of a rock star, there's no denying this is an older, wiser singer, not a rocking 20-something. He chugged an entire energy drink as he came onto the stage, then lit into his pieces.
Two Zebra songs were touching, "Lullaby," about the death of a friend, from "No Tellin' Lies," a Zebra album from 1984.
"You packed your bags and left us,
Here's a lullaby so you'll sleep tonight."
Another song, "The Angel's Calling," was recorded for a friend who had cancer that had spread to his lymph nodes, but he survived.
"He's still surviving," he joked.
After the show, he met with fans to sign photographs, old albums and posters.