Water Tower closes American Music Festival season

By The Curry Coastal Pilot September 10, 2013 06:22 pm

Water Tower closes American Music Festival season

After five years of touring, recording four albums and attending multiple national and international festivals, Water Tower will bring its roots and rock-fueled bluegrass music to Azalea Park in Brookings on Sunday. 

The free outdoor concert, the final show of the summer music series presented by Rogue Federal Credit Union and the American Music Festival, starts at 1 p.m. at the bandshell. 

Seating for the concert is on the lawn in front of the bandshell and the audience is welcome to bring chairs and blankets along with a picnic lunch. No alcohol is permitted in the park. Dogs are welcome on a leash. 

Water Tower’s music is loosely based in the traditions of  bluegrass, punk rock, blues, cajun, folk and country. The band’s songs feature tight three-part harmonies and powerful instrumentals. 

According to their website, www.watertowerbucketboys.com, their  musical abilities and energetic stage performances has made them favorites at events such as the Pickathon Roots Festival in Portland, the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Seattle Folklife Festival, and the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

The band is currently on tour in support of its latest record, “Sole Kitchen,” which features 13 originals. Led by Kenny Feinstein (guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals), Water Tower has collaborated live with members of bands such as Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband. It has also shared the stage with acts such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, and Pokey LaFarge.

The Brookings Harbor Interact Club, a member of the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor, operates the Snack Shack for all the concerts.

In case of bad weather, the concert will move indoors to the nearby Chetco Grange Community Center, on the corner of Highway 101 and Zimmerman Lane in Harbor.

The primary sponsors and organizers are Rogue Federal Credit Union, the Brookings  Area Council for the Arts, the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the city of Brookings and the Curry Coastal Pilot.

For more information about the American Music Festival, contact Les Cohen at 541-661-3033.