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Outback Band


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Schedule

January 17th  VFW Yankton 8:30 – 12:30   May have special guests that night.   

February 14th O’Neill Firefighters Dance have Prime Rib in Chambers  Dance in O’Neill communitcenter8 – 12

February   20th and  21st    BlackBird Bend Casino – Onawa, Iowa,     

March 7th Ohiya Casino 8 – 12 east of Niobrara on highway 12

March 13th – Law Enforcement Dance  Minervas Yankton    8 – 12

March 14th – Crofton Firefighters Dance Crofton City Auditorium  8 – 12

March 21st – Wedding Riverfront Event Center Yankton private

March 28th  Neil Diamond Tribute Fundraiser  Skylon Ballroom Hartington, Nebraska 7:30 Concert.

March 29th Grand Falls Casino Larchwood, Iowa possibly with Tom Sadge/Neil Diamond  2 pm – 6 p,

April 18th – Verdigre Firemen’s Dance  9 – 1.  

May 16th Carlock Dance Hall Carlock South Dakota   8 – 12   

June 6th Plainview Firemen’s Dance  8 – 12 

June 19th Yankton VFW  South Dakota State VFW Convention in Yankton – Open free dance 7:30 – 11:30

June 26th, 2015  Osmond Q125   7 – 9?  Time may change  Outside during meal

June 27th 2015 Joyce Wieseler birthday celebration Crofton Auditorium 7:30 – 11:30

September 4th 2015  Wausa Q 125 at Countryside Villa courtyard Wausa, Nebraska Friday   5:30 – 7:30  ?

September 12th Carlock , S. D. Carlock Dance Hall 50th Wedding Anniversary Ted and Janet Braun  8 – 12  

October 11th – 17th Nebraska Country Music Awards Hastings, Nebraska 



Meet The Band

Laurie Larsen, Bloomfield, Nebraska - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Laurie has been playing in front of crowds since she was 13 and has opened for greats such as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Eddie Rabbit, Janie Fricke, Ricky Skaggs and others. Laurie’s start on the road was with the all girl band “Patches” in the late 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. Patches was a finalist in the Country Wrangler Showdown and represented Nebraska in Nashville in 1984. Her favorite music is well rounded from Patsy Cline to Trick Pony to Tricia Yearwood to all the favorite Classic Rock hits. Laurie loves to entertain, enjoys the people and watching them laugh and have fun – it is her passion to keep people tapping their toes, smiling and asking for more.

Ken Atwood, Baltic, South Dakota - Percussionist and Vocals
A 42-year veteran of the music business, Ken’s rare vocal style and ability commands crowd attention. An admirer of many music genres, his favorite is 50’s & 60’s Do-Wop. A professional drummer since age 15, Ken is also a skilled bassist and one of the few who have mastered the mighty Ibanez 5-String Bass guitar. Additionally, Ken sings Lead or Backup on either instrument. His dry wit is always a hit with the crowd and also keeps his band mates laughing every night!

Dave Bergquist, Lynch, Nebraska - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Dave has been playing for over 40 years and with so much experience he is considered one of the best lead players in the area. Dave played in bands with Dave Dudley (Six Days on The Road artist) and Johnny White (Two old Maids Sleeping in the Bed artist) plus has opened while in the band with Connie Lee for twenty one years for national acts: Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, John Conlee, Ray Price, Travis Tritt, George Jones and others.

Dave has a humor all his own and is a great addition to this band and can play anything. Just name a tune, and ask him to play it!

Howard Grimm, Lynch, Nebraska - Keyboard and Vocals
Howard’s music career began with piano lessons in 1957 and continued for three years culminating in an inability to read music, much to the frustration of the teacher. “YOU’RE PLAYING BY EAR, AREN’T YOU?” Elvis Presley and his guitar was a big influence in the mind of this young wannabe musician so the piano was put by the wayside in favor of a string instrument. The sixties Rock ‘n’ Roll scene found Howard performing onstage, much to his enjoyment, but even that came to an end when Uncle Sam invited him into the Vietnam conflict. Marriage, child rearing and ranching put the brakes on Howard’s music career for a while but an invitation to get involved with music once again arose, when he was able to perform with his son in a local Nebraska country dance band 15 years ago. Howard has been playing ever since and the electric keyboard has become his favorite instrument.

Jan Grimm, Lynch, Nebraska - Bass and Vocals
Jan started 10 years ago. She had no previous experience with a bass guitar. For the first 6 months, she didn’t even know how to tune the bass!! Jan started taking lessons from a professional guitarist. So far “he has not dismissed me,” she says, so “I must be doing something right.”
Music was not her first love, but was always a part of her life. Now Jan enjoys backing some wonderful people who keep her very busy. Her quick humor, friendly smile and contagious laugh are a joy to the crowd.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors:
KK93, Western Trails-Downtown Yankton, Yankton Livestock Auction Market, JJ Benji’s-Yankton, All Seasons Power Sports – Yankton


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