Noon Hour Concert
Featured at the Noon Hour Concerts on Thursday, August 17, 12:15 to 12:45, at Riverside Methodist Church in Park Rapids are The Hoot Owls. The Hoot Owls are a Minnesota band with more than 100 years of combined musical experience. They perform an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and bluegrass music on traditional stringed instruments. The group covers many styles of folk music including old cowboy songs, bluegrass music and traditional gospel. Sit back and enjoy an entertaining show by The Hoot Owls. The members include:
Dave Karem (Guitar, Vocals)
Having a passionate love of music and song, David picked up his first guitar around 50 years ago. Noodling on and off for most of his adult life, you would have seen Dave busking on street corners or even entertaining a crowd at a tractor show. He strongly encourages and proclaims “You are never too old to pick up an instrument and learn a tune, or you are never not good enough to sing a song”. – “Sing Out!”.
Dick Kimmel (Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals)
Dick Kimmel has been performing professionally throughout North America and Europe for more than 60 years He is usually described as playing bluegrass music. He has made more than two dozen recording including 4 solo CDs. In 2010 he was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. He has played with such well-known musicians as Del McCoury, Alan Munde, and Hazel Dickens.
Dick Max (String Bass, vocals)
Dick Max has played music since he was a toddler, playing bass since he was in the eighth grade. His professional career in music started in 1958 playing in a jazz/dance band called the Naturals. Since then, he has continued in the Dance Band and Jazz genre as well as big band and Light Opera Orchestras. Recently he has continued to play in a big band, summer musicals, praise music and with Dave in a Minnesota bluegrass band called Unpolished.