Rusty Gowland, lead guitarist for the Severna Park band Wayside invites the community, especially those parents looking to get out for a night of good music and dancing, to the Whiskey at 1803 West St. in Annapolis where the band will perform from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov.5) followed by another local band from Fair Oaks, Minivan Halen, at 10:45 p.m.
Gowland started the band about three years ago, whose members include Judy Engelskirch, Mike Buffer, Butch Nelson and Dan Zelonka.
The group gather at Bob Krauss' home in Chartwell on a regular basis. "A bunch of middle aged guys and gals with varying talents and from various bands get together there periodically to play music together and share musical ideas. Most of these people are busy with work and family obligations but carve out a Thursday night here and there to play music and have fun." wrote Gowland in an email to Patch.
Gowland's neighbor, Stefan Marculewicz, studied music and plays congas with a Latin influence adding "a lot of movement and energy to our show," wrote Gowland.
"We’re not professional musicians, and the people that come to see us are not professional dancers. So, we have a deal that we play music with a very easily identified beat and we try to send some positive energy out into the room and they work the beat and send the positive energy back, and everyone has fun. We play music that lots of different people can connect with," he said.
The band plays favorites from the generation of the Monkeys, The Doors, and The Steve Miller band, along with a mix of 80s and 90s tunes like the Gin Blossoms, Talking Heads, Spin Doctors, and Pink. "We also do some more modern music from Cake, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Amy Winehouse," wrote Gowland.