|Hurley - June 21, 2009
We're extremely lucky to have a local
band like LSB, loaded with so much talent. The LSB would be a standout band
wherever they were domiciled.
LSB is a solid group from the percussion section to brass section.
The terrific Brass Section gives the LSB the added instrumentation
to perform Chicago's songs, such as "Saturday in the Park". Dan
Pitrone is the trumpet player and musical arranger for the group.
Dan does all the charts for the band. Since 1976, Dan has been a
director, arranger, composer, and soloist for the regional favorite
Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corp. Also playing trumpet is
Steve Boyd. Steve is no stranger to Ironwood having been the music
director at LLW for many years. Steve also plays with several bands
locally. The third talented member of the brass section is
Trombonist, Rob Ahnen provides the lower range lines for the great
Ron Niemi is the extremely talented lead vocalist for the LSB. Ron
always has the audiences up and dancing and Saturday's performance
was no exception. Ron, an Ironwood native, also plays acoustic
guitar and percussion.
Matt Clausen, vocalist and bass guitarist for the group. Matt also
doubles on keyboard. Bill Hamlin, beefs up the rhythm with his
guitar. Keith Cannon is the groups exciting lead guitarist, he has
been playing the guitar for over twenty years.
Kevin Maki is the keyboard player for the group and he has been
involved in music for 40 years. Kevin is a great vocalist in
addition to his keyboard skills. It's hard to believe, but Kevin
gets to sing and play on on stage with his high school band teacher,
How can a rock group be a standout without a great drummer.
Providing the glue for the group is Ken Stasiak, the great LSB
drummer. Ken also serves as the groups M.C.