Diane Strom and Earl Staten have been performing as ‘That girl and Earl’ for 6 years, with Diane’s husband Dwain doing the managing and the sound. They keep busy all year, but particularly enjoy the summer time because of the opportunity to play at outdoor events, such as Castlegar’s music in the park. When playing at weddings and functions, the focus is generally playing songs the audience can dance to, but the concert setting allows the opportunity to play a much wider range of music. They cover rock, pop, and country (and maybe an original or two) from the 50’s to the present, and try to play songs that are recognized, and hopefully enjoyed, by most folks. They just played at Nakusp’s music in the park last Wednesday, and afterwords a fellow came up and said, ” I like jazz, and love the blues, but I really enjoyed listening to what you guys can do.” ……compliments like that make it all more than worthwhile! They try to mix it up, so hopefully everyone will come away having heard some songs they enjoyed, and maybe even sang along to.
That Girl and Earl are at the Concert in the Park on July 11 starting at 7 p.m. at Kinnaird Park.