Local Band Does Good

August 22

The Salty Dogs at Carlos Creek Winery. From left to right: Annie O’Flynn, Greg Donahue, Erik Schultz, and Tom Mulder. They have played together for many years now, though they each have been and are members of other bands or performed solo. They are all long time friends – and we all have a good time when they perform . . .

[Both boys of finance, they have retired (or semi such) to the more honorable avocation of music . . . ]

Because you have things like ‘American Idol’ and you’ve got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it’s easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock. ~ Dave Grohl

Bands like Culture Club and artists like me, you tend to concentrate on the live arena because that’s where you can be your most authentic. That’s where you have the most power. ~ Boy George

[What makes them kind of special is that they can play anything: Rock ‘n roll, folk, country, jug band, classic ballads, creole, classical violin, irish, et al. In Greg’s other band, he wears a tuxedo and plays violin for the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra. They go 35 miles away to Elbow Lake to get Annie and her accordian, necessary when they’re all really on their game and she leads on songs like “Galway Girl” . . . ]

I’ve asked these guys in rock bands with all the 18-wheelers driving to the venue how they make money. I just don’t understand it. But I don’t understand a lot of things. ~ Ron White

Most bands don’t work out. A small unit democracy is very, very difficult. ~ Bruce Springsteen

I knew nothing of the real life of a musician, but I seemed to see myself standing in front of great crowds of people, playing my accordion. ~ Lawrence Welk

Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage. What ended up happening was I started learning about more instruments, so I just kind of went that route. Music’s really all I’ve ever done. ~ Hunter Hayes

‘Life,’ wrote a friend of mine, ‘is a public performance on the violin, in which you must learn the instrument as you go along.’ ~  E.M. Forster

…the violin — that most human of all instruments… ~  Louisa May Alcott

I had gone full-on folkie; I’d had it with bands. ~ Dan Fogelberg

Rock ‘n’ roll accepted me and paid me, even though I loved the big bands… I went that way because I wanted a home of my own. I had a family. I had to raise them. Let’s don’t leave out the economics. No way. ~ Chuck Berry

Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note – and we won! ~ Cheech Marin

All great rebellions are born of private acts of civil disobedience that inspire rebel bands to plot together. ~ Nancy Gibbs

I’m a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice. ~ Bill Monroe

The cello is a hero because of its register – its tenor voice. It is a masculine instrument, whereas the violin is feminine because of its soprano pitch. When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, it is like a great orator. ~ Mstislav Rostropovich

My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am. ~ Joan Jett

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. ~ Andres Segovia

[A fan . . . ]

I want my fans to love themselves. ~ Lady Gaga 

Back in the days, the groups and the bands that we listened to were like Earth, Wind and Fire, Santana and Grateful Dead. We don’t have a lot of those bands anymore. ~ Sheila E.

Before every show, we get into a circle, hold hands, and someone makes a speech. Most bands are too cool for that. ~ Flea

Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies. ~ Prince

Most bands don’t even last fourteen months let alone fourteen years. ~ Peter Steele

One of the easiest ways to get a buff back is with exercise bands. They’re inexpensive, and you can increase resistance by moving a hand to shorten their length. ~ Denise Austin [Editor’s note: Well, it is a “band” quote . . . ]

In the next two weeks, you have the likes of BAT, Patchouli, Elssa Lee, Jackson & the Burn all coming to town. Reember to bring cash for the tip jars. ~ Me

I believe that the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin are two of the greatest rock bands ever! ~ Jesse Ventura

Up Next: Probably bands . . .

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