Meet Your Musician: Helmut Fricker
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Editor’s Note: The Vail Daily is showcasing area musicians in a new series called “Meet Your Musician” so you can learn a bit more about the voices behind the tunes. If you’re a local musician and would like to be a part of this series please email Tricia Swenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sean Naylor (email@example.com).
Q: What is your stage/band name?
A: Helmut Fricker.
Q: How would you describe your style of music?
A: Bavarian/Alpine/Oktoberfest and more.
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Q: What instrument(s) do you and your band members play?
A: Accordion and Alpine horn. My father bought the accordion and I taught myself how to play because I couldn’t afford lessons.
Q: How long have you been performing in the valley?
A: I have been playing in Vail since 1972.
Q: Where in the valley have you performed?
A: Everywhere! Clubs, restaurants, private homes, all the Oktoberfest festivals locally and I travel a lot to play at Oktoberfest celebrations elsewhere.
Q: What’s your dream venue (in the valley or otherwise)?
A: To continue playing at all the Oktoberfest celebrations.
Q: What other styles of music do you (and members of your group) listen to?
A: All kinds. I love a variety of music.
Q: How does the Vail Valley music scene compare to other places you’ve played?
A: There is no comparison. I love playing throughout the valley.
Q: What can the crowd expect from one of your performances?
A: To be well entertained with lots of fun, laughter and audience participation and as always, a few jokes!
Q: Where can readers see a list of your upcoming shows?
A: My website: HelmutFricker.com.