SPOONER– The Spooner Block Party during Spooner Rodeo Weekend promises to be an incredible lineup of country-rock talent. Here is a look at the performers on Friday and Saturday.
Three-time Grammy-nominated Little Texas will perform on the Main Stage at 9 p.m. on Friday headlining the Block Party.
Since their debut album in 1992, country-rock band Little Texas has sold over 7 million albums, earned three Grammy nominations, and won a CMA Album of the Year award.
Spooner Rodeo fans will be very familiar with their blockbuster hits such as “God Blessed Texas” and “What Might Have Been.”
Hugh Masterson plays the Main Stage at the Spooner Block Party at 6 p.m. on Friday. He grew up in Butternut.
Masterson describes his sound as “a dusty ride down a road winding through rural Wisconsin or backwoods Tennessee.”
Brandon Lay will play the Main Stage at the Spooner Block Party at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Lay cites Garth Brooks John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Alan Jackson as his country and rock music heroes.
Jason Chaffee returns to his roots to perform at the Spooner Block Party at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.
A Spooner native, very familiar with the Spooner Rodeo, Chaffee is now a singer-songwriter living in Minneapolis.
He also will be a member of the Spooner Alumni Marching Band in the Spooner Rodeo Parade, a group he has played with for the past five years.
Chaffee writes “ambient and catchy pop-rock with folk roots,” influenced by Peter Gabriel, The Police, David Gilmour, and Colin Hay.
With more than 70,000 albums sold, fans follow GB Leighton from Minnesota to Mexico during his more than 200 shows each year. Through more than a decade and 12 albums, Leighton and his five-piece band have been tearing up clubs.
He performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.