Solano County

The Blue Yonders to debut in Winters

By From page A3 | April 03, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The Blue Yonders, the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s newest musical group, will make its first public appearance April 25 at The Palms Playhouse in Winters.

Formed earlier this year, the six-member ensemble that makes up The Blue Yonders includes Master Sgt. Sherry Burt on flute, Staff Sgt. Paul Wells on guitar, Staff Sgt. Lou Kohley on bass, Senior Airman Brandon May on accordion, vocalist Airman 1st Class Megan Hokaj and Airman 1st Class Benjamin Johnson on drums.

The group plays a variety of traditional and not-so-traditional Irish and Bluegrass music as well as putting a Irish-bluegrass spin on American classic and modern rock tunes.

Doors open for the free performance at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. The Palms Playhouse is located at 13 Main St. For more information, call 795-1825 or go to www.palmsplayhouse.com.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter on www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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