MAILED: Nov. 3, 2000
Minneapolis band Bobby Llama will perform in concert Friday, Nov. 10, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for the concert in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Mount Vernon will appear as special guest.
Bobby Llama was chosen from more than 850 bands when it was named Best Unsigned Band in America in the Bandemonium 2000 national band search, a Florida spring break event sponsored by Sam Goody/Musicland and other corporate sponsors. The six-person band was named Best New Band of 1997 at the Minnesota Music Awards.
The llamas are Katey Morley, lead vocals and keyboards; Jessica Fox, tenor and alto saxophone, violin and vocals; Mark McCrady, lead guitar and vocals; J. Matt Keil, drums and percussion; Andrew Bast, trumpet, mandolin and vocals; and Jason Rosenbaum, electric and upright bass.
Bobby Llama has shared the stage with Soul Coughing, Semisonic, and Big Head Todd and The Monsters. Their recordings include a self-titled CD (1996) and a 1999 EP titled Dyskonesia.
The members of Eau Claires Mount Vernon are students by day and musicians by night: Joey Westerlund, drums and percussion; Brad Cook, electric bass; Justin Vernon, acoustic and electric guitar and lead vocals; Phil Cook, piano, harmonica and vocals; Trever Hagen, trumpet; Keil Jensen, trombone and vocals; and Sara Jensen, saxophone and vocals. The band has performed at colleges, local charity events and music festivals from the High Sierra Music Festival in California to the Tree Frog Music Festival in Faribault, Minn. The follow-up EP to the groups debut CD, We Can Look Up, is due out in November.
Tickets are $7 ($5 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door. The show is open to all ages. Proof of age is required in the bar area.
The concert is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 3, 2000