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There are only two show dates remaining for the 2013 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
“What a short, wonderful, quick trip it’s been this year,” Concert organizer Russ Gordon said.
Tonight, the crowd will be dancing to the music of DK and the Affordables, starting at 7 p.m. at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free. The night is LANB Night, recognizing a bank that has been a sponsor for all 24 years of the Concert Series’ existence. “We sincerely thank them for all that they’ve contributed including being wonderful hosts every year,” Gordon said.
DK and the Affordables is a very busy Los Alamos rockabilly, roots-rock, jump blues and swing band. They’ve become favorites at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill and the Pajarito Ski Hill events. They also have played local casinos, The Cowgirl in Santa Fe and southern Colorado venues. “They have become one of the best dance bands in New Mexico and are very entertaining! DK is a great showman,” Gordon said.
Tonight will be a CD Release Party. It’s their first CD titled “Jacona Highway.” The Affordable’s music is available at reverbnation.com/dktheaffordables and on their Facebook page.
The CD is produced by DK, (whose real name is Dave Warner) and the band’s bassist, the incomparable Rob “Boom Boom”Heineman. DK sings lead and plays guitar. Boom Boom’s on bass and vocals; Aaron “Big Air” Anderson plays keyboards and vocals; Scott “Wildman” Beguin’s on drums; Quinn Marksteiner plays baritone and tenor sax and Matt Briggs is also on tenor sax.
The band will play some songs by DK, as well as cover songs from acts including the Paladins, Nick Curran, Roy (“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”) Hall, the Red Elvises, Ronnie Dawson, Chuck Berry and Southern Culture on the Skids.
The series will end with a special dance concert at Rover Park in White Rock on Sept. 6, featuring the Los Alamos Big Band and the Renegade Mountain Band.
The Big Band plays dance music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
The Renegade Mountain Band play country from the 50’s to the new Millennium. The Renegade Mountain Band has a site on Facebook and you can read about the Los Alamos Big Band at losalamosbigband.com.
Visit the Concert Series at gordonssummerconcerts.com. There are comments and a lot of pictures at Facebook sites for “Fans of the Russ Gordon Concerts” and for “Live entertainment Los Alamos.”