When Clark Davenport moved from Turlock to Boston to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he took his love of music with him. Davenport was in jazz and symphonic bands at THS, and he said he spends about 20 hours a week at his drum set now.
Few multimillion-selling rock bands can match Switchfoot when it comes to having no public image to speak of and maintaining a low profile. But that is exactly the way this veteran San Diego band - whose seventh album, "Hello Hurricane," is released Tuesday - likes it.
November 10, 2009|
BY GEORGE VARGA
When Carlos Jesus Garcia died at the age of 19, his family faced an expensive funeral and high burial costs. Matty Comer, a friend of Garcia's father, decided to get some local bands together and perform a benefit show for the Garcia family. Comer said the show raised over $3,000. They called their musical collaboration the Turlock Acoustic Rock Society and, several gigs later, they are still playing together to raise money for causes in their community.
For more than 20 years country music singer Mark Chesnutt has been taking the stage and crooning out tunes in his distinctively classic country style. Over the decades he has amassed 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, and five gold records. His newest CD is titled "Rollin' with the Flow."
Mix in equal parts of fun-loving music, heart-string pulling ballads and throw in a few songs about beer, and you get one of Nashville's newest bands and upcoming Stanislaus County Fair performers, Trailer Choir.