Blush hits the stage for first time tonight |

Blush hits the stage for first time tonight

Photo by Michael HefferonBlush, a new eclectic rock and rhythm and blues band in the valley, will debut at 9 p.m. today at Rivers Restaurant.

Two songstress sisters and four well-versed musicians make up Blush, the valley’s new eclectic rock and rhythm and blues band debuting this weekend.Vocalists Melissa Gabossi Hefferon and Kelly Gabossi; lead guitarist Jim Fowler; drummer Billy Harmon; bass player Brad Whittington; and keyboardist Dave Thomas comprise Blush, playing at 9 p.m. today at Rivers Restaurant.”We started working on this project in mid-September. This is all just very young still, but I think we have great chemistry,” said Fowler. “It’s eclectic. We’re doing some Motown things and covers by Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge. It’s kind of a mix of contemporary and older rhythm and blues, and some jazzy stuff. “Fowler has collaborated with Hefron off and on for years with other projects – once in a band called Glass House and annually for the last five years during the “Christmas at the Wheeler” production in Aspen.”I’ve known the Gabossi family since Melissa and Kelly were really young,” said Fowler, of Glenwood Springs. “Melissa is quite good at penning melodies and harmonies. She’s really quite good at coming up with lyrics.”He also handed out compliments to his other members of the band.”Dave is a wonderful instrumentalist. Billy and Dave both sing, as a matter of fact, very well,” Fowler said. “All of the musicians are top-shelf.”Fowler said he has learned around 35 new songs in the last six weeks for the bands debut.”It’s a lot of work, just hours and hours of sitting down with the CDs and headphones and learning the parts,” he said. “We would love to work in some original music.”Find out more about the band at

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