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TGIP: Rock out to Americana music at Palisade peach fest

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Austin-based Meagan Tubb and Shady People, an Americana, Southern rock and blues band will perform for the Palisade Peach Festival 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Popular local band Stray Grass will open the show at 6:30.The Palisade Chamber of Commerce added the TGIP (Thank God it's Peachfest) concert this year to the long list of activities scheduled for the 44th annual festival.Tubb sounds somewhat like Bonnie Rait, or Sheryl Crow, according to the chamber's website. Tubb and her band - who's been compared to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, as well as The Allman Brothers - have opened twice for Willie Nelson. Their song, "Let Me Believe," won an Independent Music Award for best song in the blues category. Their song "An Argument with the Moon" was chosen for the soundtrack of the independent film "Distances" which premiered at the 2012 South-by-Southwest film festival in March.The Shady People include Tubb on rhythm guitar and vocals; Jason Nunnenkamp playing lead and slide guitar, and back up vocals; Wilson Carr on bass and back-up vocals; and John Duran on drums.Concert-goers should bring chairs or blankets for the ground. The $20 concert tickets include entrance to the three-day festival, as well as a meet-and-greet with the band after the concert from 10-10:30 p.m.

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