First up will be Mike Goudreau, who won over local fans when he appeared at the Country Club earlier this year. Mike’s band will kick it off at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6. He says that this time he brings “a totally different repertoire of dancing favorites,” accompanied by Northeast Kingdom musicians Brett Hoffman on drums and Gary Matthews on bass. “We’ll present a mix of classic rock oldies and a few bluesy standards for a great evening of dancing music to shake those winter blues away–songs made famous by The Beatles, Elvis, Bill Haley, The Rolling Stones, Doobie Brothers, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn , B.B.King, Roy Orbison, Grand Funk, Santana, to name a few.”
Then on Saturday, Jan. 20 also at 7 p.m., the popular local band Rock On will return for its third engagement at the Colebrook Country Club.
Rock On features Jules Rancourt on guitar, Katie Rancourt on drums, Bernie Walling on guitar and Tom Jordan on bass. Jules has been a veteran of the music scene for decades, starting off with rock music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, exploring country music in the ’90s, and returning to vintage rock with the creation of Rock On. Jules is joined by longtime collaborator Bernie Walling of Bloomfield, Vt., who brings his surf guitar licks out in full force. Tom Jordan, a member of multiple area bands, holds down the basslines, and the real fire in the group comes from the drumming of Jules’ daughter, Katie. Her aggressive performance of “Wipe Out” is always a crowd-pleaser wherever the band goes. Expect everything from The Beatles to Bryan Adams to Creedence Clearwater Revival, and everything in-between.
These two upcoming GNWCA Dance Party shows at the Country Club will appeal to audiences of all ages, particularly those who remember the days of going out to hear live music in Colebrook at multiple venues was a year-round experience. The portable dance floor purchased by Country Club owner Clay Hinds will be in place and the band will be bringing a show full of energy.
Tickets are $15 for each show and available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, online at www.gnwca.org or at the door. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.