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Ween keyboardist joins local artists for Vail show

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VAIL CO, Colorado
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A compilation of local musicians will perform at Samana Lounge in Vail Wednesday evening. The band is comprised of Scott Rednor, who you may know from the stage at The Red Lion, and Michael Jude and John Michel of The John Oates Band (Hall and Oates). All three artists are multi-instrumentalists; the trio constantly change instruments and are becoming known for their three-part harmonies, eclectic cover song selection, and driving, melodic original music. In a special appearance, Rednors’ East Coast buddy Glenn McClelland will join the trio.

Originally from New Jersey, Rednor moved to Colorado in 1990 to attend college and ski but found himself drawn to rock and roll and soon after on the road opening for such acts as Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews and Lenny Kravitz to name a few. Rednor then joined the act Dear Liza who made several trips through the Vail Valley performing at the old Gartons (most recently the long-gone 8150) and State Bridge, as well as other mountain towns in Colorado. A ski trip back to Vail then shaped his future in the Vail Valley. Rednor was sitting in the front row at The Red Lion watching Phil Long play and was asked to play a tune or two. He quickly earned an invitation from Long to play a full time gig at The Red Lion. The duo is embarking on their third season together playing for a packed house, night after night.

Michel, originally from New York City, is a drummer, singer and guitarist. He has toured, recorded or shared the stage with many fine artists including, John Oates of Hall and Oates, David Crosby, Steve Miller, David Bromberg, Sam Bush, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill and many others. Michel moved to Aspen about 15 years ago and is currently touring with John Oates in support of the new CD “Mississippi Mile,” as well as writing, recording, and performing with the new trio.

Jude, originally from Worcester, Mass., started writing his own songs, playing guitar, and bass while preforming for anyone who would listen to him at a young age. After forming several bands in his hometown of Worcester he moved to New York City where he continued to hone his guitar and bass chops. Jude has performed with Sam Bush, David Bromberg, Vince Gill, and David Crosby and more. These days he plays bass, and sings for The John Oates Band and continues to write and perform with Rednor, Jude, and Michel.

McClelland is best known as the keyboardist for Ween and Blood Sweat and Tears. He recently performed with Ween in Denver for three sold-out nights around New Year’s.

The group is very excited to perform together and will be rolling through songs from Crosby, Stills and Nash, Traffic, Pink Floyd, The Band, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Zeppelin, Jimmy Cliff, some new original music, and whatever else drives their souls.

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