A long overdue set of photos from this summer’s event. The Tex Pistols, featuring IPR instructors Dik Shopteau on bass and Scooter Nelson on drums, along with guest singer and instructor Mary Jane Alm headlined this year and played us out to sunset.
If don’t see the slideshow, check it out on IPR’s Flickr.
Music in the Park is an annual event held in conjunction with the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation board at Minnehaha Falls Park. Photography by IPR’s Jessica Hegland.
From the Tex Pistols Band website:
The Tex Pistols Band couldn’t be much further from Texas, and nobody in the band is from Texas, but that doesn’t stop these four Minneapolis vets of stage and studio from producing some seriously kick butt music. The sound is classic yet new all at once. From Neil Young to John Hiatt, Steve Earle to Steve Winwood, throw in some Eagles and Beatles and stir in a little jam band and you get “Fully Loaded”, the debut release from Minneapolis based Tex Pistols Band.
The group was formed as a side project in 1986 by Brian C. Peters (electric guitars, pedal steel, dobro), Dik Shopteau (bass, vocals), and Scott “Scooter” Nelson (vocals, drums, percussion). The band toured extensively throughout the Midwest before hangin’ up their guns in 1990. In late 2007 the band decided to take it to the next level of seriousness and reformed with a newly acquired transplant from St. Louis, Mr. Boyd Lee (vocals, acoustic guitar). They quickly discovered that they were either on to something… or just on something. Turns out they were on to something special, and within a month of rehearsals and gigs, plans were made to start writing and recording the first CD. Their efforts paid off into one the most talked about recordings in the Twin Cities in years.
Find out about upcoming Tex Pistols shows here.