Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yard concert in Cheyenne with Jeff Finlin and company

Left: Jeff Finlin; Right: Cory McDaniel

So excited when Amy emailed and wanted to know if they could get up a backyard concert here in Cheyenne with Jeff and company (Amy and Cory McDaniel). Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

What's a yard concert? A yard concert is a casual event that brings together friends, family, neighbors and co-workers in a warm and intimate setting. It’s almost like a command performance and everyone has preferred seating!

How it works. Everyone who comes is asked to bring a favorite potluck dish, a lawn chair/s or a blanket, and BYOB. Because the band is coming without any kind of formal contract, a donation of $10 per adult is suggested as a way for them to cover expenses and make a little money, as all artists should. 100% of all contributions go to the band members.

Plates, cutlery, tea, lemonade, and water will be provided. Enjoy food beginning around 5:30 p.m. Music will start around 6:30 p.m. and go until around 9:00 p.m.

Jeff Finlin Band is Amy Gieske on bass and vocals and Jeff, a singer/songwriter/guitarist described by the Chicago Sun Times as writing “with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver.” Jeff’s song, “Sugar Blue” was chosen for the 2005 Cameron Crowe movie Elizabethtown. Cory McDaniel, Casper native, singer/songwriter/guitarist, a member of The Tremors, “Wyoming’s only 2-piece trio,” with Dale Bohren, now also has his “Crew” — Amy, Jody, and Larry — toured with Spenser Bohren, and performed solo at the Mettman Blues Festival in Germany.

Where: Hatch’s Hacienda
When: Tuesday, July 20
Time: 5:30 p.m. — 9:00 (or so) p.m
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