Celebrating great American folk, ballads, light rock and blues.
Welcome!   

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 Influences page.

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 Inquiries Page.  
News:

It's next year already ☺ (2017) and Vintage Fare is going strong!

In 2016, in addition to our monthly appearances at several local venues we:

- Performed at the Nichelini Winery, the oldest in the Napa Valley,

- Performed private parties, and

- We're invited to perform, yet again, at A Taste of Carmichael, a great community event.

 



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