Randy Bachman is one of the pillars of classic rock radio, with thousands of spins for songs like The Guess Who’s “American Woman” and “No Time” and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Takin’ Care of Business.” Bachman cofounded The Guess Who in the early 1960s in his hometown of Winnipeg, and he stayed with the band through 1970. He formed Bachman-Turner Overdrive in 1973 and found even greater success, continuing with the band until 1977. He’s reunited with both bands over the years.

In the years since, Bachman has released a number of albums as a solo artist and with different side projects, amassing a huge amount of material over his more than 50 years in the music business. On his latest tour, dubbed Every Song Tells a Story, Bachman takes the audience on a journey through his career, telling the stories behind his many hit songs, with video accompaniment for each one. It’s a personal, illustrated guide to the history of classic rock.

The Orleans, 9 p.m. Jan. 13-14, starting at $39.95 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster