Vintage Fare is a great band that hails from Carmichael, CA.
Our sound might be described as "amplified acoustic," with an emphasis on
tight vocal harmonies. Our repertoire is loosely focused on the folk and
ballads of the sixties era, but we also do light rock and blues. We're
certainly no "tribute" band, and, despite the sixties influence, we cover
music from decades before and after - as well as our own originals.
For samples of our sounds, visit our web page for
Forever Young, our first CD.
Alan Klein is arguably the founder of Vintage fare, and three of us worked
with Alan in a former band. Alan has a stellar voice with a unique timbre,
well suited to both vocal leads and harmonies. Alan also plays a classic
Martin acoustic guitar.
Dave Lyman is another of our guitar-playing vocalists. His voice and guitar
styles both compliment Alan's.
Cynthia Peterson is a "natural" vocalist. With no formal training
whatsoever, her several voices cause jaws to drop and goose-bumps to rise.
With harmony backing from Alan, Dave, and Chuck, Cynthia's soulful
deliveries and powerful dynamics are amazing crowds at many venues.
Chuck Cole, our newest member, is also a member of The New Christie
Minstrels. Chuck is an unusually accomplished musician. If it has strings,
Chuck plays it; guitar, mandolin, banjo, Dobro, bass, fiddle - that we know
of, so far. He also lends a fine voice to our vocals.
Wes Peterson is Vintage Fare's harmonica player, sound techie
and webmaster. His unique
first and second position harmonica styles range from subtle, violin-like
backings, through gentle chords and riffs, to energetic solos.
For more info on our members, please visit our
Band Members page.
To better understand our repertoire and influences, please visit our
Vintage Fare is available for appearances in the greater Sacramento area
including Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Roseville,
Folsom, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn and Antelope. If you're
interested in engaging Vintage Fare for your venue or event, please see our
the best year, yet, for Vintage Fare.
In addition to
our monthly appearance at The Lido, we've been:
- Invited back to perform the closing show for A Taste of Carmichael,
- Invited to return to the California State Fare.
As if that weren't enough,
last year we
finished our second CD, Second Time Around! At present, it's only
available at our shows, but watch for our web store coming soon.
Keep an eye on our calendar, much more is coming.
More detailed news on our