Acoustic duo plays at The Club in Vail
VAIL, Colorado For Scott Rednor, playing this week at The Club in Vail will be a homecoming of sorts. It has been 10 years since the singer-songwriter from Trenton, N.J, was a regular performer in Vail clubs.Rewind a decade and Rednors band, Dear Liza, was rocking Vail venues that dont even exist anymore 8150, the Hong Kong Cafe and The Jackalope (now the Sandbar Sports Grill).We did three New Years at Gartons, Rednor said. Ninteen-ninety-six, 1997 and 1999 we did there. We also opened up for High Plains Drifter with John Popper. We used to play at the Hong Kong all the time, back when things were, like, really cool here, when there were some venues to play.After a decade away from Vail during which Rednor reinvented himself as a member of The Rich Cox Band, then Tony C and The Truth and finally as a solo artist, he returns to his second home as part of a string of record-release gigs.Ive been coming back a bit this year and Ive been playing at the Red Lion. I did a gig at The Club, kind of just of falling back into it and its just been a lot of fun, he said.Rednor will be half of a duo at The Club. Hes playing acoustic guitar alongside pianist Glenn McClelland from the bands Ween and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The musicians plan to play country Americana songs from Rednors new album, Music for People. Theyre also covering songs by Prince, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, the Alan Parons Project and others.Although Rednor is a Vail veteran, McClelland has never played here. He looks forward to performing for a post-skiing crowd.Any time theres people that are out on vacation, theyre usually ready to have a good time and enjoy the music, McClelland said. Its always a good crowd to play to. Theyre very forgiving.
Rednor and McClelland met at a show in Aspen in the mid 1990s, where they discovered they lived near each other in New Jersey. They started playing together in September.We just started workshopping some new music … Rednor said. Then playing a bunch of shows together and lately weve been doing a lot of duo stuff because its really hard these days to tour around and support a whole band. Thats where it comes in and its a lot easier for either myself to go out solo or for Glenn and I to play together. We have a really good, full sound with the piano and acoustic guitar.High Life Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2938 or email@example.com.