Minurn Express makes its mark | VailDaily.com

Minurn Express makes its mark

Caramie Schnell
Minturn, CO Colorado

MINTURN –Minurn Express, a new local band, will premiere in Minturn Friday night. And no, that’s not a spelling error – there’s no “t” in this band’s name.

“If you’re from Minturn, you pronounce it Minurn,” said guitarist Scotty Kabel. “We’re all Minurn folks and we just kind of liked the way it rolled off the tongue.”

Kabel and his fellow bandmates – Jeff Armistead on keyboard, Joe Bianchi on bass and Brian Loftes on drums – will unveil the band Friday at the third and final installation of the Live! in Minturn concert series. Proceeds from the concert, which is $10 at the doors, go to the Minturn Community Fund.

This band is a side project for Kabel and Armistead, who are both former members of Little Hercules and current members of Bonfire Dub. The foursome got together a few months back to perform at a friend’s wedding at Tigiwon and the band was born.

“We decided to do it again for the Live! in Minturn show,” Kabel said.

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People interested in seeing the band should attend Friday’s show, as Kabel isn’t positive there will be another, though he is optimistic.

“If the opportunity arises, and everybody has the time to jump on it and do it, we’ll do it again for sure,” he said. “It’s so much fun. We’re just a bunch of friends getting together and throwing down some music. There’s no aspirations of grandeur but we’d do it again if we had the opportunity.”

Attendees of Friday’s show can expect “some good rock and roll,” Kabel said. “It’ll be mostly a cover evening. We’ll mostly be playing the songs we’ve all enjoyed since we were kids. … We’ll do everything from Allman Brothers to Bill Withers.”

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or cschnell@vaildaily.com.

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