Planet O circles to Samana Tuesday night
VAIL – Planet O combines the jamming, eccentric folksy sound from the hippie movement of the ’60s with slide electric, bright lights and big-city band sound of the ’70s’ funk revolution to create a get-up-and dance vibe all its own.
The group plays Tuesday at Samana in Vail Village at 9. The group’s Web site calls its sound “reggae junky sound,” but it’s more than that. Elements of blues, jazz and funk are present, as well. Aside from playing their own original music, Planet O’s repertoire occasionally puts a new spin on musical tributes to the songs and artists who inspired them.
Third and fourth-generation musicians, Planet O’s players’ parents, grandparents and great parents have jammed with Climax, Ben Benae, Steely Dan, Little Feat and the Doobie Brothers to name a few. So Plaet O members aren’t short on musical inspiration. The members themselves have shared the stage with Ray Charles, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Merle Saunders, Leon Russell, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Little Feat, The Radiators. Guitarist Jason “Jug” Colangelo, drummer Bo, Danielle, bass player Jac and vocalist Paula form the band.
Planet O plays at Samana in Vail Village Tuesday for a free show starting at 9. For more information, call the lounge at 476-3433. Vail, Colorado
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