Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gettysburg Festival Day 2: Civil War Brass Twilight Concert, Fean, and Audacity

Yesterday was the second day of the Gettysburg festival. The evening started off at 7 p.m. with the Civil War Brass Twilight Concert at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
After a few songs, I left the event to attend a show at the Gettysburg Recreation Park by Fean, a group that consists of frontman John Fean, bassist Kyle Leinbach and drummer Hambone Walken. They dedicated this song to Buzz Aldrin, the second man to land on the moon.

After Fean's set ended around 8:30 p.m. Audacity, a band consisting entirely of students from my years at Gettysburg Area High School, took the stage. Although missing their lead singer Joshua "J.C." Hoffman, the band held together the group by dividing singing tasks among the band. Bassist Matt Hinton sang on the "Franklin's Tower" posted below. The song eventually broke down into a vocal jam where drummer Josh Poorman left his drumset to join Hinton on his microphone.

Rhythm guitarist Ethan Stauffer sat down at the keys to lead the group through George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with lead guitarist Thomas "T.J." Schmitz channeling Eric Clapton to the best of his ability.

Fean, Audacity and the group I missed last night, The Earaches, will be performing again today at the Gettysburg Rec Park. Show times are available on the Gettysburg Festival website.