The Flying Oatsmen
Saturday July 28 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cover: Donations @ Door
The Flying Oatsmen
The Flying Oatsmen’s groove music is a fusion of rock and blues, funk and soul, country and jazz. The band features dual guitar and harmonica voices driven by a soulfully syncopated bass and percussion trio. Augmented with piano, organ and pedal steel, the Oatsmen will supercharge any event with good times and sonic delights of musical joy.
With over 50 years of collective performing and entertaining experience, The Flying Oatsmen are:
Jerry Sorn (guitar (electric and acoustic), keyboards, pedal steel, voice) brings a wealth of talent and experience to the band. He has toured with notables such as Michael Clarke’s Byrds, Butch’s Brew with Butch Trucks, and recording artists Tall Dogs. He has a penchant for things that make noise including mashable and stringed objects.
Russell “RB” Brown (guitar, voice) has over 40 years of string and plectrum training. His style hints the influence of such greats as Dickey Betts and Toy Caldwell with a perfect portion of Jerry Garcia thrown in for good measure. He sings nice too.
Scott Balun (electric bass, voice) provides the fluid lines of fourty hertz funkiness that anchor the group. Having wasted countless hours in his youth shredding away to all the right records, transitioning between the groove de jour is like a walk in the park for this riddim maestro.
Darren Goot (drums) is the glue of the rhythm section. His unique style has evolved out of two decades of beating things with a stick (pronounced “drumming experience”) Most of those twenty years were spent playing alongside Scott. This long term relationship of making people move has led to an unmistakable chemistry and solidarity of groove.
Mark Chester (percussion, voice), vocal crooner extraordinaire, tastefully compliments the rhythm section with congas, triangle, and a host of other percussion gizmos. In addition to his musical prowess Mark is also the progenitor of all show handbills and posters.
Marty Kelly (harmonica) pours his soul, and most of his paycheck, into a several cases of harmonicas which he is constantly replacing. His playing style is reminiscent of such blues greats as Paul Butterfield and Big Walter Horton which explains why he tends to blow so many reeds.
With such an inspired group of lads and their vast wealth of musical material from which to draw, The Flying Oatsmen can entertain any group all evening long.