Rock On features Jules Rancourt on guitar, Katie Rancourt on drums, Bernie Walling on guitar and Thomas 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. Thomas 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.
The band is frequently seen at Island Pond’s Friday Night Live concerts, where people have danced to their songs long into the night. The upcoming GNWCA show 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 new dance floor purchased by Country Club owner Clay Hinds will be in place and the band will be bringing a show full of energy. Expect a little bit of everything from The Beatles to Bryan Adams to Creedence Clearwater Revival, and everything in-between.
“This show opens a new door for the GNWCA,” Jordan said. “We’re hoping to see a good turnout so we can book more dance shows like it in the future.”
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or at the door. General admission price for the night is $10. 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.