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Local musicians Come Together Sunday for Beatles tribute concert

JENNIFER HARPERsummit daily news
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DILLON Nancy, Sal, Jim and Dexter may not conjure the same images as John, Paul, George and Ringo; but the four local musicians will be crooning the Beatles familiar tunes as they pay tribute to the lads from Liverpool, England, at 7 p.m. Sunday with Celebration of the Beatles at the Dillon Amphitheatre.Nancy Cook, Sal Mancini, Jim Shaw, Dexter Wiggins and students from Sal Mancinis School of Music are performing the concert to give an outlet to Mancinis students and raise money for the Summit Historical Society.Were doing it primarily to have a good time, Shaw said.Shaw is one of Mancinis students and has been playing bass for two-and-a-half years.When you play the bass, you dont play the melodies. You need to have some incentive to keep working at it, Shaw said.He put on a concert last year to give himself something to work toward and spearheaded and sponsored the operation again this year to showcase his growing talent, the abilities of Mancinis other students and the musical fortitude of Cook, Mancini and Wiggins.Shaw originally started playing bass, because his wife played guitar, his wifes daughter was learning bass and her daughters boyfriend played keyboard. The three would play together. His wifes daughter gave up the bass, so Shaw started playing to take her place in the band. He said the new band lasted only one more session.My wife gave away the guitar, and her daughter and her boyfriend broke up; so all thats left of the band is me and the bass, Shaw said. I tell all my nephews and nieces to let me know if they want my band to play at their wedding.He continues to practice and is excited that the concert provides him with incentive.The musicians will be performing popular Beatles tunes like She Loves You, Yesterday and Cant Buy Me Love.Cook said the crowd is invited to sing along to the familiar songs.The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Summit Historical Society. Beer and wine will be available for sale at the show.I just want people to come out and have a good time, Shaw said.Jennifer Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at jharper@summitdaily.com.

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