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Summit favorite rocks on for another season

Claire Higgins
Summit Daily
Special to the DailyDoo Wop Denny will play weekly shows at the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco, as well as a free concert at the Dillon Amphitheatre as part of the Fourth of July celebration this week.
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A Summit County favorite returns for his 13th summer season to take listeners back to the ’50s and ’60s in a number of upcoming performances. Oldies music extraordinaire DooWop Denny will play weekly shows at the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco, as well as a free concert at the Dillon Amphitheatre as part of the Fourth of July celebration this week.

The Independence Day show kicks off Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Dillon Amphitheatre, where guests can listen to DooWop Denny for free and dance to some of the hits from his 250-song repertoire.

For his shows, Denny uses accompaniment with a computer that makes up the rest of the band. He plays the guitar and sings along with the computer to get the effect of a full band.



Thanks to technology, it sounds like he does have the back up with him on stage. “Many people have told me it sounds real,” he said.

Because there are so many songs on back up, Denny doesn’t play with a fixed set list. Instead he likes to get a feel for the audience and see what mood they’re in, he said. Then he’ll base the rest of the show on what the specific audience wants to hear.



It’s not all ’50s and ’60s tunes either. Denny has “a lot of variety” besides the rockin’ oldies, including Jimmy Buffet or John Denver for a mellower crowd, and some classic country options as well.

Summit Countians can find DooWop Denny playing every Sunday at the Blue Spruce Inn from 4-7 p.m. To make room for inevitable dancing, the restaurant moves some of the furniture out of the way. Stop in for happy hour and a “whole lotta’ rockin’ oldies fun,” Denny said.

For more information about DooWop Denny and a full schedule of performances, visit http://www.doowopdenny.com.


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