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Evening Entertaiment: FMCA Redmond 2014

Attendees at FMCA’s “High Desert Sunrise” Family Reunion will discover that the fun doesn’t end after a morning and afternoon of seminars, exhibits and socializing. The following evening activities are planned:

On Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m., FMCA will present a trio of acts performing simultaneously at different locations, giving attendees a variety of entertainment choices.

At the Horse Barn, travel back to the Fifties and Sixties as The Young Bucs doo-wop their way through classic rock ‘n roll songs from performers such as Elvis Presley, Dion, The Platters, Chuck Berry, and other individuals and groups that defined the era. The vocal harmonies are the core of The Young Bucs’ style and the inspiration that drives song selection and arrangements. Whether it’s Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” or “Little Darlin’,” which was made famous by the Diamonds, The Young Bucs will take you back to the days of bomber jackets and poodle skirts.

At the Middle Sister building stage, Baby Boomers can relive the good times of their youth as the Johnny Goodrum performs songs from from the 1970s and ‘80s.

Johnny, a native Texan, started singing in church when he was 4 years old. He won many talent shows in school and had numerous music scholarship offers after high school. He was in the New Mexico All State Choir for three years. He started a country band in Texas in mid-1970s and traveled to many venues in the United States and Europe. His band performed in Eastern Europe as the Berlin wall was coming down.

Johnny is a throwback to the musical style of Ray Price and Jim Reeves, but also sings classic rock, standards, and gospel. His distinct voice is easy to listen to, and audiences always can understand the words to his songs.

Each January, Johnny performs for Paul Evert’s RV Country in Quartzsite, Arizona. He also has entertained at other RV rallies, including FMCA’s Rocky Mountain Area rally. During the winter months when not in Quartzsite, Johnny stays in Yuma and performs for many RV resorts and parks. He is a full-time RVer and FMCA member, traveling in his Holiday Rambler Vacationer.

The third act that night, appearing at the Daytime Entertainment stage in Mayfield Circle, will be 25-year-old pianist and singer Brady Goss, who will wow the audience with his sensational keyboard work and stirring vocals. Brady’s introduction to piano was on the bench next to his father. One day, after watching his dad play, the 4-year-old astonished his parents by playing the exact song he had just watched his father play. He was a natural, and he sharpened his skills through the years, paying special attention to the soulful styling of Jerry Lee Lewis.

Although Brady’s parents arranged for piano lessons, Brady was an improviser and the lessons usually were short-lived. During his formative years, his style was influenced by the Eagles, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Hank Williams, and, of course, Jerry Lee Lewis. During that time, he seldom practiced, but simply played for fun. That changed around the age of 16 when he began to play and sing. Soon the high school performer was playing gigs throughout eastern Oregon. In 2008 he released his first album, “I’m With The Band,” and followed up that production in 2010 with “A Tribute To Cornerstones.” He stays busy entertaining audiences throughout the Northwest.

William Florian performs at Juniper Arena on Friday, at 7:30 p.m.

Relive popular folk and rock songs from the 1960s as William Florian takes the Juniper Arena Stage at 7:30 p.m.  

William will take attendees on an upbeat, energetic musical journey through many of America’s greatest songs of the 1960s, including some that he performed as lead singer of the New Christy Minstrels folk music group as well as hits made popular by Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, and The Mamas & The Papas. Sing along to songs such as “California Dreamin',”  “Those Were The Days,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “Blowin' In The Wind,” “Country Roads,” “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” and more.

William toured Florida through the month of March 2014 and has spent the summer performing at a variety of Northern California venues.

Johnny Counterfit will perform at Juniper Arena, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Prepare yourself for a night of laughter and great entertainment as comedian and impressionist Johnny Counterfit will have you wondering who’s performing on the Juniper Arena stage.

Johnny presents a memorable show featuring voice and singing impressions of some of the most famous singers and actors of all time, packaged in a clean comedy and music style. His impressions are exact and are not an exaggeration for comedic purposes; for comedy he adds jokes and humor from today and yesterday. Songs Johnny has written and recorded are also part of the show.

The show features 25-plus different voices/characters in concert, including Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Johnny Carson as Karnac, Dwight Yoakam, Archie & Edith Bunker, Marty Robbins, Rodney Dangerfield, George Burns, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Hank Williams, Jr., Buck Owens, and many others from today and yesterday. Clean comedy for the whole family, and original songs round out this family-friendly concert show.

Johnny has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the entertainment field including George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Pride, Reba McEntire, and Marty Stuart. He also performed for the President of the United States at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Aug. 12
7:30 p.m. Movie Night
 
Thursday, Aug. 14
7:30 p.m. Singer-pianist Brady Goss — at the Coffee Hour Stage
  Doo-Wop Dance with The Young Bucs — at the Horse Barn
  ’60s and ’70s dance music with Johnny Goodrum — at Middle Sister
 
Friday, Aug. 15
7:30 p.m. Those Were The Days — the spirit and songs of the '60s
Starring William Florian, former lead singer of the famous '60s group The New Christy Minstrels — at Juniper Arena
 
Saturday, Aug. 16
7:30 p.m. Comedian Johnny Counterfit — at Juniper Arena


On Wednesday, Aug. 13, Opening Cermonies will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Coffee Hour Stage. The Frustrated Maestros will perform there at 5 p.m. Also at 5 p.m., the Motorhome Preview begins in the Coach Display Area.

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