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Hello rock ‘n’ roll

Hello Dave, a band from Chicago that opened for the Crash Test Dummies last summer at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre, rocks Sherpa & Yeti’s Friday. The musicians recently played in Summit County at the Coroner’s Ball in October with a sound that could wake the dead.Hello Dave makes a good first impression with its funky “rock with a bunch of twang,” said guitarist and vocalist Mike Himebaugh.The band, which has been together for about a decade, prides itself on its completely honest and understandable lyrics.”It’s usually storytelling stuff,” Himebaugh said about songwriting. “The melody comes first, then it works more along the syllables, generally something in the back of my head.”Hello Dave performs at USO tours about every six months, bringing what Himebaugh calls all-American band music to the troops.In December, troops in Iraq welcomed Hello Dave.

“These soldiers range from country to punk rock and hard rock, but our music is kind of universal; it just appeals to everyone,” Himebaugh said. “Most of it spreads across the whole gamut of music.””We like to leave audiences sweating a little bit with a smile on their faces,” he said.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.

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