By Paul Kavanaugh
It’s always a treat to hear the Benny Wilson Band. They have such a smooth, polished sound that it becomes very hard to not get up and dance. So, get up and dance! The band describes themselves as “Dirty old men playing old Rock n Roll!” I don’t know about the ‘dirty’ part but they do play old rock, and quite well I might add. The band has been together since 2008. Obviously, Benny Wilson provides the vocals as he shares the stage with Tommy Starnes on Bass, Gary Sutherland on Guitar, Chris Simmons is the Drummer and Bill Bentley handles the Keyboards. If you haven’t heard them lately, you’re missing out on some of the best old-time rock n roll in the Tri Cities. Saturday is a great opportunity – head over to the Brewery, enjoy a cold one and get entertained.
Friday night is no slouch either with Rusty Steel and Quarterbounce taking the main stage at 8:30. Quarterbounce hails from southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. The band is composed of serious and seasoned musicians who would rather perform than just about anything else. Tagged as a classic rock band, their music is a bit more diverse; toss in a few ballads, a few country & western tunes and the mix equals a very good dance band. Just like the name implies, Quarterbounce is about having fun, good times and forgetting about your worries for a while. Sounds like a plan, and Friday night is the night to make it happen at the Brewery. See you all out there!