Flamenco meets rock downvalley
EAGLE ” With a distinctive, internationally influenced sound featuring hints of flamenco over a rich base of acoustic rock and folk, Sol’ Jibe provides a departure from the norm. The band takes the stage for the final installment of the ShowDown Town free concert series in Eagle Town Park Thursday.
The sound of the band is driven by the expressive vocals and violin of Tim Snider and the passionate guitar stylings of Milton Merlos. The combination conveys songs of depth and intensity ” a cultural blend of different worlds that artistically maintains its identity. Add to that the afro-fused style percussion of Cody Remaklus and the jazz-studied soprano saxophone of Jonathan Phillips, and you have the parts which make up the diverse flavor.
Snider and Merlos, the founding members of the group, met in high school, where their musical compatibility caught the attention of teachers and students alike. Longing for the opportunity to expand their musical awareness, the two traveled to the south of Spain, where they studied music with the gypsies, honing their skills and enriching their style. They returned home with a distinct sound that can only be described as Sol’ Jibe.
The band will take the stage at Eagle Town Park at 6:30 p.m. ShowDown Town is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.