Bands highlight the Sugar Pine Ranch Rally
The annual Sugar Pine Ranch Rally will be held from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.
Vendors can open as early as 6 a.m. and the beer tent opens every day at 10 a.m.
There will plenty of entertainment over the three days.
Following is a list of bands that will be performing:
Drop Top Lincoln will be perform on Thursday at 5 p.m. The group formed in 2009 with lead guitarist Casey Smart and bassist Chris Howard. A new sound quickly developed using high octane guitar riffs over solid country/blues bass. Drummer Jack Chipchase soon joined the project and the foundation was in place. With a very distinct sound in mind, vocalist Scotty Waters was the last piece added to form the final roster.
Drop Top Lincoln has a style that has been labeled everything from garage country to electric hillbilly; with comparisons to acts such as Cross Canadian Ragweed and Shooter Jennings.
THE 74TH STREET BAND will play on Friday night. The band brings together three lifelong friends who have been making music together for over three decades. Randy Clark, Robert Pettycrew and James “Louie” Lewis grew up together in the 74th Street area of Phoenix. They provide a unique blend of rock and blues with the addition of a rhythm section consisting of bassist Lyle Engle and drummer Matt O’Brien, 74th Street produces raw, hard driving, classic and southern rock and roll. 74th Street’s song list includes a mix of cover songs from the 1960s through today and blends them with a mix of danceable original tunes. 74th Street is in high demand in Arizona and throughout the entire southwest.
THE UNDERCOVER GIRLS is a dynamic group of five women who have an electrifying live sound that entertains crowds with stadium-caliber performances. They cover a wide range of groups such as The Rolling Stones, Heart, Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, Steppenwolf, Nirvana, Paul McCartney & Wings, Cheap Trick, Jimmi Hendrix, Foghat, The Doobie Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Go-Go’s, Prince, Bon Jovi and Van Halen.
THE DUKE CITY SAINTS plays Saturday afternoon. They provide a high-energy blend of soulful, groove-based rock-n-roll. packed full of attitude, the Saints promise a no-holds-barred, down-and-dirty, dance-on-the-tables-and-stomp-your-feet rock, funk and soul spectacle.
The Saints are adding an arsenal of new songs, guaranteed to get listeners onto the dance floor.
FLEETWOOD NICKS (formerly WildHeart) performs at 5:30 on Saturday and is one of the nation’s most authentic tribute bands, performing the timeless music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Nicks’ focus is on capturing the essence of Fleetwood Mac /Stevie Nicks in their prime — staying true to the original studio recordings that made Fleetwood Mac one of the biggest bands in history.
Fleetwood Nicks re-creates Fleetwood Mac’s legendary sound to the stage, performing hits from the Fleetwood Mac’s famous songs.
TURN THE PAGE will be the 9 p.m. Saturday night band and they actually came about as a side project for their original Southern Rock band, “The Sam Morrison Band.” They added a few Southern/Classic Rock cover songs along with Bob Seger tunes.
No matter where they would perform, they constantly received requests to do more Bob Seger. They decided to add a keyboard player, two female back-up singers and a saxophone player in order to fully re-create the Bob Seger Live experience.
HEART ALIVE plays Sunday night at 9. They are the nation’s most authentic tribute to the legendary rock band Heart, performing hits from their Dreamboat Annie album to Desire Walks On. Heart Alive was recently awarded “Best Tribute 2011” by Vegas Rocks Magazine — sharing the award stage with artists such as Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, and Steve Stevens.
Capturing Ann Wilson’s power, range and pitch perfect vocals is Valerie James, with Julie Torchin on guitar and vocals as “Nancy Wilson.” Both women are huge fans of Heart and have poured their passion into their performance. The group brings back memories and sounds that defined a generation.
For more on the Sugar Pine Ranch Rally, including admission prices and list of events go to sugarpineranchrally.com.