Today’s Strawberry Days bands | PostIndependent.com

Today’s Strawberry Days bands

Jessica Cabe
jcabe@postindependent.com
4am won first place in the Strawberry Days Battle of the Bands contest.
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THE LOGAN BROTHERS

Performs: 12:30-2 p.m. on Sunday

Post Independent: What made you decide to enter in the Battle of the Bands contest?

The Logan Brothers: We are a Glenwood Springs-based band, and what bigger stage and more iconic event is there in Glenwood Springs than Strawberry Days? We entered the Battle of the Bands to earn the opportunity to play on the main stage. As the third place winner, we are honored to be playing at this event.

PI: What kind of music do you play?

TLB: We are a classic rock, folk rock and modern rock cover band. We credit ourselves for choosing not just the iconic songs from the ‘60s through present time, but also those “B-side” songs that other bands aren’t playing. We like to hear, “Oh, cool, that song … I haven’t heard that one for a while!” We get that a lot. We also often hear folks at our gigs singing along (sometimes loudly!).

PI: How long has the band been together, and how did it get started?

TLB: We have been playing as The Logan Brothers duo (Steve and Jonathan) since September of 2012 (so, almost 3 years); Lyn became a Logan Brother to make us a trio at the beginning of 2015. Steve and Jonathan met at college in 1977 (in Logan, Utah, hence the band name) and have been playing music together in some form or fashion since. When Steve moved to the valley a while back, Jonathan and Steve started to play together again and started playing open mics in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. As our repertoire grew (over 80 songs presently), we started playing professionally. Steve and Jonathan met Lyn and played together at an open mic in Carbondale several years ago and became reacquainted recently.

PI: Have you played Strawberry Days before?

TLB: This is our first time, and we’re thrilled to be playing this year!

PI: What are you most looking forward to about this year’s Strawberry Days performance?

TLB: Both the opportunity to introduce The Logan Brothers to a bigger audience, and the big stage and big sound. It should be a lot of fun.

PI: Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly, and why?

TLB: We all thought it would be better to be able to fly, if for no other reason than to more easily escape from all the trouble we’d get ourselves into if we were invisible!

SIMPLE REVOLUTION

Performs: 2:30-4 p.m. on Sunday

Post Independent: What made you decide to enter in the Battle of the Bands contest?

Simple Revolution: Because we love to play music and are always happy to get our name out there.

PI: What kind of music do you play?

SR: We play mainly punk, pop punk, rock and occasionally grunge.

PI: How long has the band been together, and how did it get started?

SR: We have been together for about three to four years, and we got started playing together when we became more interested in music and the way that it had effected the way we were at the time (pretty stupid).

PI: Have you played Strawberry Days before?

SR: We have never played at Strawberry Days before but were stoked to hear we were going to this year and are hoping to some more.

PI: What are you most looking forward to about this year’s Strawberry Days performance?

SR: We are most looking forward to the experience and showing people what we can do and how we can play since people don’t really see 15-year-olds as musicians, and we want to prove them wrong.

PI: If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

SR: The one person that we would want to eat dinner with would be Kurt Cobain. Cobain came from one of the same situations that we have been going through while playing music, and he was a spokesmen for a generation. Each of his songs had a message, whether bad or good.

BIG DOG AND THE MIDNIGHT BADGERS

Performs: 4:30-6 p.m. on Sunday

Editor’s note: Big Dog and the Midnight Badgers could not be reached by press time. See a previous Q&A with the guitarist and bassist at bit.ly/1QEMMpf.


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