Teva games announces free concerts in Vail
VAIL, Colorado While outdoor adventure athletes tackle Vail Valley, Colorado, mountains and rivers June 4 through June 7 at the 2009 Teva Mountain Games, musicians will take to the main stage for a trio of free concerts.Thus far the lineup for the Bud Light Mountains of Music includes Tamarama and Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones on June 4 and June 5, respectively. Both shows are set for 6 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village.Expanding the musical element of the Teva Mountain Games was one of our goals when we acquired the event, explained Michael Imhof, Vice President of Sale and Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation. We feel that we are well on our way to generating a great deal of interest from both mountain games competitors and spectators by signing Tamarama and Aceyalone.If you have already heard of Tamarama, it is probably because you are either exceedingly familiar with the obscure beach regions of Sydney, Australia and New South Wales or an avid fan of MTVs The Hills and The City.Borrowing their name from a little known beach where they grew up, Tamaramas Jay Lyon and Nicolas Pottsy Potts have nurtured a sound reflecting life on the shores of OZ, with a mix of folk, rock reggae rhythms, breezy melodies and easy-going lyrics.Early feedback points to Tamarama as a hip, modern Jack Johnson sound. Currently based in New York City, the new surroundings and diversity have helped develop their sound. Originally featured in The Hills, Lyon has also earned a recurring role in the spin-off, The City, playing himself and serving as the on and off screen love interest of star Whitney Port.A founding member of the Los Angeles-based rap group Freestyle Fellowship, Eddie Hayes, better known by his stage name, Aceyalone, helped lead a movement in the early 90s offering an alternative to gangsta-rap, which was still in its infancy in Compton, Calif.He dropped his solo debut, All Balls Dont Bounce, in 1995 and has maintained a following over the years thanks to his ability to combine raw rhyming with a gritty mix of musical styles and influences.His ninth release, The Lonely Ones, continues that tradition, combining modern flow with reinterpretations of 60s and 70s funk, pop, rhythm and blues and doo-wop.