The weather is finally cooling off and the music will sound better than ever. The Five and Dimers are set to play at the Bend Park tonight at 7pm as part of the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce Seventh Annual Summer Concert Series. The concession stand will open at 6pm with hot dogs, “big smokies”, Italian beef, soda and water, and strawberry shortcake sundaes.
The Five and Dimers are a six piece Americana group made up of Matt Taul (vocals, rhythm guitar) Pete Klein (lead guitar and lap steel), Rachel Parkin (fiddle), Adam Peipert (banjo, back-up vocals), John Masinelli (bass, back -up vocals) and Jeff Walker (drums, percussions).
Formed in 2008 through a common love of roots music and desire to create and share locally grown original music. All of the members background and influences are too numerous to mention, but to listen to The Five and Dimers you’ll hear a loosely structured, non synthetic country sound that is quickly evolving as their own.
The Five and Dimers approach to music is simple, play good songs. They are not interested in playing today’s hits, but creating songs with close friends that will stand the test of time.
Bring your lawn chairs and come ready to dance. Dancing is always enjoyed, according to Mickey Robinson. As always, the concert and parking is free, so gather up the family and bring your lawn chairs for great music and nice weather!