109th Strawberry Days gets funky with musical lineup | PostIndependent.com

109th Strawberry Days gets funky with musical lineup

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Keyboardist Marty Martinez and his country band Cowboy Attitude are hoping to make up for lost time at Strawberry Days Sunday.We didnt get to do the battle of the bands at the Yagatta Regatta (on June 3), said Martinez, a keyboardist who has been playing with the band about a year and a half. Lonnie (Sandoval) hurt himself at work, and Bruce Safken, our drummer was playing up in Grand Junction so Lonnie couldnt play drums for him.Martinez said Sandoval is on the road to recovery and looking forward to getting back to the stage and his music. Cowboy Attitude has been playing on the Western Slope for more than a decade.Last year, the band was chosen to open for Patti Loveless and Mark Wills at the Garfield County Fair.This weekend, Cowboy Attitude performs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the Jack FM main stage for Locals Day during the annual Strawberry Days Festival. Martinez, Safken, lead singer Sandoval, bass player Randy Reems and guitarist Dave Blankenship comprise the popular local band.Also on tap for on the Strawberry Days main stage are:

7-10 p.m. today Denver disco cover band Boogie Machine provides the ultimate 70s Strawberry Days experience. today on the Jack FM main stage at Sayre Park. Expect to hear Jungle Boogie by Kool & The Gang, Brick House by the Commodores, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, and Funkytown by Lipps, Inc! Groovy. On the Web: http://www.boogiemachine.com

2-4 p.m. SaturdayArnie J. Green has a stage presence that demands attention. His dynamic vocals and stylings will send the audience from the depths of soul-searching blues to the heights of high-energy funk. Arnie has a voice reminiscent of Richie Havens and other soulful greats, so check him out on Saturday for an energetic set. On the Web: http://www.ajam.com

4:30-7 p.m. SaturdayDeja Blu formed in 2002 and has quickly established a reputation as a high energy, feel-good dance band. The band describes its music as a danceable mix of classic rock, soul, Motown, R&B and blues, with a little swing thrown in for fun. Deja Blu plays throughout the Front Range, and recently performed at the Boulder Creek Festival in May. The bands set list includes 70s hits Come and Get Your Love by Redbone and Some Kind of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad. On the Web: http://www.deja-blu.com

7:30-10 p.m. SaturdayLead singer Chase not only has a powerful, velvety voice, but he has a playful and engaging stage presence. His boundless energy, combined with a repertoire including reggae, jazz, pop, R&B and blues should make for a fun Saturday night. Concert audiences and event guests love this band for its ability to get just about anyone up on their feet to dance. On the Web: http://www.chasenthedream.com

3-6 p.m. SundayMood Express has delivered quality variety dance entertainment for more than 25 years. During the bands outstanding career, it has performed with Gloria Estefan, Tito Puente, Ruben Ramos and other national artists. The Mood Express forte is its distinctive blend of classic and original Tex-Mex music which includes scintillating Latin rhythms such as salsa, merengue, mambos, cha-chas, boleros, and more. On the Web: no site available

Band capsules provided by Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort AssociationContact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. 518aclark@postindependent.com

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