The Penticton-based Yard Katz had many from the crowd of more than 650 people up and dancing July 12 at Osoyoos Music in the Park.
It was a mix of classic rock and blues with a bit of alt-country thrown in — all covers, but skillfully pulled off.
I’ve tried to enjoy some local music without lugging my camera around, but for this one I made an exception.
It’s not entirely accurate to say “Penticton-based.” Drummer Greg Reely is from Osoyoos and is president of the Osoyoos Photography Club, of which I am a member. I certainly wasn’t the only OPC member photographing Greg and he seemed amused by the Osoyoos paparazzi.
Greg is not just the drummer. He had the sound controls at his fingertips and was shooting video from at least two angles of the band’s performance.
He showed his photography along with mine and Peter Hovestad’s at The Art Gallery Osoyoos in the Trifocal Perspectives show in April.
Besides music, photography and sound engineering, word is that Greg’s not bad at golf.
The other Yard Katz members from various locations up the valley were no less impressive Friday.
Dancing styles in front of the band were all over the map. When a line dance of mainly senior women sprang up, singer Ron Weiten confessed he was wrong in his notion that line dancing was only in country music.
For more info:
For information about coming shows at the free Friday evening Osoyoos Music in the Park concerts, visit their page on the Osoyoos and District Arts Council website.
The Yard Katz are on Facebook.
For information about my photography and photographic services, contact me through my website, or visit my booth most Saturdays at Market on Main.