Hot Rod Lincoln careens through Louisville Colorado! What, how's that? Well for this to make sense we first we need to take a small step back in time. In the late sixties – early seventies, there was a funny, catchy tune that received quite a bit of air play on the radio. It's a great tale about a guy driving a souped up Lincoln and his adventures with a Cadillac sedan. That tale was told in a song called Hot Rod Lincoln popularized by a band called Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.
So what does all this have to do with Louisville Colorado? Well, on Friday nights from June through August the town of Louisville Colorado hosts the weekly Louisville Downtown Street Faire. Last night, June 25th was the the third installment in this year's schedule and Commander Cody was the featured musical artist.
I had not had the pleasure of having seen this band before, so I didn't really know what to expect. I remembered that they sang 'Hot Rod Lincoln' and also the old classic 'Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette', but honestly that was about it.
The great thing with seeing a band that's been around for a while is that there's a connection between the band members. They're professionals. You may not always see their connection, but you certainly do hear it, and sometimes you even feel it. Last night the Commander and Airmen were well in the zone. You could see it in the band members, the audience certainly seemed to feel it. A good time was had by all and they cooked! Thank you for a great night out, boys.
If you get a chance to see Commander Cody, I'd say definitely do it. I find it a little hard to describe there unique brand of music. The best I can do is stringing it into a long run on sentence: Their style is a perfect blend of rockabilly, boogie-woogie blues peppered with rock and country music. I know that doesn't come out meaning a whole heck of all lot – go see them and that might make sense (you might even agree). It's also very cool to see them take every song they play and “Codyize” it.
From L to R: Mark Emerick, Steve Barbuto, George Frayne, and Randy Bramwell - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.
For the last several years Louisville Colorado continues to be voted one of the top five places to live in the country. There are a lot of reasons for this and I believe that the weekly Friday Street Faire is one of this community's great attractions. It's just a fun time to enjoy good music, meet your neighbors, visit the vendors, and provide support our local businesses. It puts a smile on your face too.
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