Saturday, March 14, 2009

Morrison Town Band

This gathering of musical talent represents a "who's who" of early Morrison families, including the town's innkeeper (2nd from left), shoemaker (4th), apothecary (7th), and livery owner (right). Others include several town fathers who were the first aldermen elected in 1906. From left, at Red Rocks, the Morrison Town Band in 1910: Lawrence LaGrow, John Swanson, Francis Ewan, Pete Christenson, Evans, unknown, Jake Schneider, unknown, Pete Nelson, Pete Schneider, and James Abbo.

Today's musicmakers, honoring the past, also call themselves the Morrison Town Band. Their performances are the highlight of town events, most recently the "Cabin Fever Dance" held January 31st. Left to right, Lucky, Jamee, and Chris on stage.

By the middle of the evening (above), the dance floor was crowded with lively town residents and guests of all ages. Most enjoyed a "freestyle" approach; Loren and Sue, center, were the couple to watch!

Before the festive evening got in full swing, dance instructor Lila (right) gave a few lessons to early comers. Here Margaret tries a two-step ahead of the crowd.

Walt sat in with the band a while, playing a custom guitar he built himself, which Gus is admiring as Steve looks on in this photo.

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