Music Scene: May 10-16
The online bio for the band Loves It! reads like the script of an episode of the 1960s Andy Griffith Show.
Imagine a front porch, Sunday afternoon, lemonade-sipping setting, crashing head-on into a modern-day punk rock showdown.
Austin,Texas-based Loves It! will play at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita, performing its brand of “vibrant honky tonkin.”
In 2010, “Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott, each veterans of the road, left their other bands to hit the ground running as a duo” says the bio at lovesitmusic.net.
The duo’s “homemade melodies and rhythms are inspired by folk, country, gospel and early punk” and they play “with a veneration for tradition and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite sounds.”
Walters hails from West Virginia and begin singing with his mother and grandfather, according to lovesitmusic.net.
Walters has been “in numerous punk bands, singing, playing, arranging tight songs and playing all over the county. Later on he performed as Ol’ VW and once had his car egged by a venue owner who apparently found no humor in death metal lyrics set to pop melodies,” the site says.
Parrott, who grew up in Connecticut and “learned gospel from local church singer David McClure on the way to school, folk songs from guitarist singer Marion teacherlady at West Hills Elementary, and campfire songs camping with her family and the New Haven Hiking Club,” her online bio says.
After Walters and Parrott formed Loves It!, they “played 197 shows in eight countries their first year, had a terrible car wreck with an 18 wheeler, learned fiddle, made experimental recordings in Berlin with Boris Hauf, and experienced too many adventures to be told here,” the bio said.
Tickets to the show are $10. Call 260-5413 for information.