Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, invites you to come down on Saturday, November 30th for our annual “After Thanksgiving Pot – Luck Free Concert” event. This year we’re featuring the local band, Ol’ Scratch. Formed in Alamosa, Colorado early in 2018, Ol' Scratch spent the last year rehearsing and writing new music in lieu of an intensive touring schedule. The time spent honing their skills and studying their craft has instilled them with an uncanny sense of the delivery of their art. Now, with the momentum created by the last year, Ol' Scratch is on the move and headed straight up! With systems designed specifically for delivery of the freshest funk around, we promise you'll notice it lingering.
Band members consist of Marc Albion, Gabe Swanson, Andrew Naughton, Chris Spears and Alonna Younger. Marc Albion loves exploration; he prefers to treat music as a fluid and ever-growing work of art rather than a scripted routine of pitches and rhythms. Gabe Swanson grew up playing in a family band on whatever instrument was needed while learning choral and vocal techniques in church choirs, Gabe eventually decided to study Choral music and techniques before delving into the world of Keyboard and Organ Literature. This seasoned vet brings a breadth of vocal and compositional knowledge to Ol' Scratch. Andrew Naughton pursues his music career at Adams State University under Dr. James Doyle III. Since that time Andrew has been a part of many ensembles at ASU and is also one of the founding members of two of Adams State’s percussion groups; Alpine Back-beats, a Drum line and the new Steel Pan group, Mile High Pan Handlers. Chris Spears originally studied guitar at Fort Lewis College before transferring to Adams State University. Chris is the soil for the funk fields that Ol’ Scratch lays down. Last, but by no means least, Alonna Younger is studying music and voice at Adams Sate University. Alonna also plays the cello with the San Luis Valley Orchestra (performing at Society Hall December 5th!) and is excited to be part of Ol’ Scratch.
So come on down to Society Hall on November 30th for a free concert and potluck. Bring food to share and enjoy the up-beat rhythms that Ol ’Scratch will provide. We will pass the hat for Ol’ Scratch and enjoy their talents and Community. Doors open at 6:00 pm with music at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there, Society Hall where community celebrates!