Vinyl Radio will be making its debut in Warren County this Friday night at the Main Street Live summer concert series. The band will rock the night with great music of the ’70s.
“We’ve never played in Warren County before,” said Tim Buppert, singer and drummer of the group. “We are really looking forward to it. If anyone there needs a reason to attend, other than to hear some really good music, we are a good looking group.”
Vinyl Radio “comes at you with a wash of vocal power and righteous regard for the great music of the 70s,” says Buppert.
The band plays songs like “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,” by Crosby Stills and Nash, “Diamond Girl” by Seals and Crofts, “Seven Bridges Road” and “Hotel California” by the Eagles, “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” by Rick Derringer and “If you Want to Get to Heaven” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils, just to name a few.
Other band members include Ron Wallace, who sings, plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica, Chip Martin, who sings and plays guitar, and Ronnie Kimball, who sings and plays bass guitar.
“We have been friends for a long time,” said Buppert. “We got together as a band about two years ago. We are all accomplished players. We wanted to play some of the songs we love and grew up on. The next thing we knew, we were filling up venues.”
Buppert says his only pending regret about playing in Warren County is the time restraint.
“I wish we could play longer,” he said. “We are used to playing up to three hours. Maybe we will go past 9 p.m. without getting in trouble.”
Registration for the Downtown After Dark 5K is open. The race will take place July 26 during the final performance of Main Street Live featuring the Joe Harvey Band’s tribute to the Rolling Stones. Pre-registration is $30 with T-shirt, or $15 the night of the race without a T-shirt.
Vinyl Radio will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Food and beverage vendors open at 6 p.m. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Smoking is not allowed in the crowd.