The humorous factor concerning the Boston Naturals is that lots of their gigs are on the Cape, not Boston. Lots are in Wellfleet.
And that’s the place you’ll discover the 5 members of the band on Saturday, Oct. 2. They’re the solo act on the eighth annual Reside for Lou fundraiser on the Wellfleet Beachcomber from 1 to six p.m. The occasion indicators the top of the season and helps pay for remedy of habit issues in addition to present scholarships for pupil athletes and people eager to work as habit counselors. It’s named for Louie LeBart, who died of an opioid overdose in February 2014. His mother and father, Todd and Holly LeBart, personal the Beachcomber.
Admission is $30 for limitless meals; all proceeds go to the Reside for Lou fund.
Scott Miller, the band’s guitarist and supervisor, stated the Naturals have been enjoying on the Beachcomber for over 25 years.
It’s their favourite place to play. “It seems like household,” says Miller. “It’s the setting and the vibe. So, we’re thrilled to do it.”
The musicians all stay round Boston, however, like lots of their followers, they discover themselves shifting to the Cape for the summer season. The Pearl in Wellfleet, the Woodshed in Brewster, and the Sand Bar in West Dennis are common gigs.
Winter gigs compete with their day jobs, significantly for Miller, who’s a music trainer at Dedham Nation Day College and have to be up at 6 a.m.
The opposite band members have most not too long ago been Billy Kane, John Matthews, Chris Georgenes, and Rick Kassiotis. All 5 had been in bands that wrote and carried out originals. However the Naturals are solidly grounded in who they’re, says Miller.
“We’re a canopy band, however we go after it,” he says. “All of us need to do our greatest.”
To fight the boredom of enjoying the identical previous requirements, they continually add extra music, he says. Rock stays a mainstay. Miller lists some favorites: the Smiths, Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Elegant, Black Sabbath, the Rolling Stones, ZZ Prime.
Change is afoot for the Naturals with the retirement of Kassiotis, who has been lead singer for 10 years. The Reside for Lou occasion would be the first look of a brand new lead singer, Ken Benda, who, says Miller, has “a full head of hair and a tattoo.”