Saturday, August 22
under the Pergola
Late Night Kennel Club has the duo of Vern Warta and Nancy Macaulay at its core and adds members of their circle of experienced musicians as the venue dictates. Thus, as the name implies, they are a collection of mixed-breed tastes… no purebreds allowed. They’ve built a genre that is an unlikely styling of Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Surf Noir and Western Swing. Taking full advantage of the strengths of the players in the band, the music is a combining of virtuoso guitar (acoustic and electric, featuring the sweet sounds only a Gretsch Falcon can produce) and rich vocals, some with three-part harmony…. a Kennel Club mix of new music and vintage, innovation and irreverence. You never know when a Kennel Club guest player might show up to run with the pack.
Kennel Club lead guitarist Vern Warta has also opened for major players in the metropolitan area: Sellersville Theater – recently opening for Junior Brown, David Allen Coe, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Daniels, Roy Clark, Hal Ketchum and Lisa Marie Presley. Steel Stacks Arts Quest Theatre, Bethlehem, Penn. – opening for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
A short list of other bands that Kennel Club members previously or currently perform or record with: Laurie Vosburg & 519 South Band, The Buicks, The Sidekicks, Chuck Schaeffer and Full Moon Howlin’, Dave Bond’s Real Country, Jay Johnston Band, Tequila Rose Band, The Whiskey Girls, Back in the Saddle Band, Kalin Wilson and Wind Row.