The local folk group known as The Colonel’s Men will be among the groups performing at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East in Davis, on Friday, Dec.27, with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by music at 7 p.m. Donations will be gratefully accepted, with proceeds going to a charity.
The Colonel’s Men began as a collaboration project between high school friends Jeremy Reinhard and Erik Maroney. After graduation from Davis High, The Colonel’s Men continued to grow and perform with Jackson Vanover, Jacob Cross, Sibel Alpdemir and Wesley Wang added to complete the sextet. The Colonel’s Men recently released an EP, titled “Sierras,” which included several other local musicians. The songs on the EP reflect a distinctly unique sound highly influenced by bands such as Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Head and the Heart.
Members of The Colonel’s Men are Sibel Alpdemir (vocals), Jacob Cross (drums, percussion, vocals), Erik Maroney (bass, guitar, piano, vocals), Jeremy Reinhard (banjo, bass, vocals), Jackson Vanover (guitar, vocals) and Wesley Wang (violin).