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Friday’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show will be at Del Norte Credit Union, 1000 Trinity Dr. “We’re calling the evening ‘Co-op Night’ and we thank DNCU, Zia Credit Union, LA Schools CU, LA Food Co-op and the Española Community Market for their support of the Series and support of our town,” Coordinator Russ Gordon said.
Friday’s concert is free of charge thanks to the sponsors in the community and starts at 7 p.m. The public is asked to bring their own chairs.
The music will be by Guy Forsyth and his new band, the Hot Nut Riveters from Austin, Texas. Forsyth was the original lead singer of the Asylum Street Spankers and he called them “Texas’ original Recession Era band.”
“That band played two of the most bizarre, fun and downright naughty concerts this town has ever seen,” Gordon said. “When I found out that Guy Forsyth was leading his own roots-rock and blues band about five years ago we booked that outstanding group three different times and they we’re tremendous musicians and great entertainers.”
This year the Forsyth Saga features his new group. This band has been labeled by the members as an alternative, Americana, blues, comedy, folk and other/ not classifiable traditional group. Their Facebook says “they play dirty music from a more innocent time.”
The Hot Nut Riveters remind me of the Asylum Street Spankers, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders. Forsyth says he likes a lot of different styles of music and that he “doesn’t want to not do any of them.” They are a traditional blues-pop, folk, country-grass and rock band.
There are a couple of changes to the series. On Aug. 22, the series will be back at Ashley Pond with the Los Alamos Big Band. They play dance music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Their music was made famous by the Dorsey Bros., Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie and other greats and include a lot of the great romantic songs of the World War II era.
On Aug. 29, the series will be at Pajarito Ski Mountain with the country dance band, South By Southwest featuring Michael Hearne, Jimmy Stadler and Zeke Severson.
The last concert of the 2014 series will be Sept. 5 with the Whitewater Ramble.
To read about and listen to Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters at hotnutriveters.com, guyforsyth.com and on Youtube.