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August 20, 2010 > Niles Concert Series

Niles Concert Series

Submitted By Michael McNevin

The last show of the Niles Town Plaza Summer Concert Series takes place Sunday, August 22nd, featuring the rockabilly and cool country of two Alt-Country bands - "77 El Deora," and "Misisipi Rider", with special guest duo "The Late Blumers."

Maurice Tani, Jenn Courtney and 77 El Deora is a San Francisco-based, 5- piece, alt-country/Americana outfit. Formed in 2004, the band has honed its sound through diet, exercise and constant live shows, amassing a loyal following of discriminating roots music aficionados and other social misfits. At the core are the sparring male and female vocals of Jenn Courtney and songwriter Maurice Tani, framed with Steve Kallai's sweet fiddle, Tani's guitar work, Mike Anderson's slappin', clankin', doghouse, bull fiddle, acoustic bass, and the virtuous, ethical, thoroughly "drummy" drumming of drummer Christopher Fisher. The sound is sometimes breathy acoustic, sometimes searing electric, sometimes both.

Misisipi Rider is a merry band of minstrels roaming among the Americana landscape, telling stories they've amassed along the way. They sing them beautifully with full harmony, passion and instrumental prowess. Misisipi Mike Wolf is a songwriter and musician from Mississippi (Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Vocals, and Bass). Cree Rider (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) hails from St. Louis and fills out the rest of their namesake. Doug E. Blumer (Bass, Vocals) is no stranger to Niles and is an accomplished guitarist as well as the third songwriter in the group. Katy Rexford (Fiddle, Vocals) hails from the beautiful state of North Carolina and keeps them all honest.

This Niles Plaza concert also features special guests "The Late Blumers". Doug Blumer and Nancy Irish are a songwriting duo, the tasty butter between the bread of an alt-country sandwich.

The sloped lawn is perfect for blankets and listening, with four large shade canopies provided by the Niles Main Street Association. Listeners might consider bringing low lawn chairs, blankets, and sunscreen. There are also park benches and a long semi-circle bench around the grass with a good view of the concert, for those who just show up without a plan. Several restaurants are adjacent to the plaza and have 'to go' lunches. Please no alcohol, and please keep the plaza clean. This is a family friendly event.

Niles Town Plaza Summer Concert Series
Sunday, August 22
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Niles Town Plaza Lawn Amphitheater
37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont

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