Ain’t No (Snow) Mountain High Enough: Michael Bolton — pictured playing to an appreciative audience in China last year — returns to Red Bank on Sunday night for a concert of Motown milestones and catalog classics.
Last time that Michael Bolton took to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre, the pop crooner delivered a dependably professional retrospective of his 1980s-90s chart-toppers (“That’s What Love is All About,” “Time Love and Tenderness,” “Go the Distance”) and ’60s soul resurrections (“Dock of the Bay,” “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”).
When the serial Grammy winner rolls back into Red Bank on Sunday, he’ll be importing much of his act from Detroit — with a salute to the heyday of the Motown studios and stable of acts that draws from Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, a just-released project that finds him sharing the mic with living legends (Smokey Robinson) and heirs apparent (Leona Lewis) alike.
Also recently released is the singer and songsmith’s autobiography, The Soul of It All, copies of which should likely be featured for sale at the Basie lobby’s merch table. Take it here for tickets ($30 – $89).