Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Events

This year has been a very busy summer for the annie mae Rhodes band! We have played for many different events all over town and we have really enjoyed all the great response from our fans new & old.
This year our new endeavor has been the addition of drums for another variation of songs for us to play with a little more of a country rock sound. Herb Hill steps in on the drums, Kelly White takes over on the bass, Brad Markham continues to add the awesome banjo picking which gives us our unique style and flavor. Neil Fain grabs his telecaster electric guitar and gets the rocking started and with me (Annie Mae) switching back & forth on rhythm guitar & mandolin, we have a great time!

We have already played our first gig at Saginaw Vineyard with the drums and look forward to going back a second time in August. The setting there at Saginaw Vineyard is very beautiful. The people can bring their own food for picnicking and sit around in the grass or under the huge tree and relax while they enjoy the music. They also have food catered there too and of course plenty of wine & beer!

One of the last public events we played for was the Cottage Grove 3rd annual Town & Country Garden Tour of local homes. This seems to be a very popular tour now and this year we set-up and played in downtown and the backdrop was awesome! The small park is right on main street and the wall behind us has a huge mural of a beautiful historical woman in a very unique and colorful picture. We were very excited to have some new photos taken of our band with the beautiful mural behind us. Later on we will be back here to play again for the annual Bicycle Tour.

So keep an eye on our schedule listed on the right and come and have a good time while we play our selection of country/bluegrass and mixture of favorite oldies songs.