Be sure to catch local protégé 16-year-old Davin Loiler and his band, Vogan Toll, at the June 21 TGIF concert in Ione. That would be in the shady patio behind the imposing historic Preston Castle, a great brick backdrop. The TGIF fun starts at 6:00 pm. OK to arrive early and bring your chairs and picnics. Parking is free, entry is free.
Vogan Toll is an Amador County band known for its spirited classic rock n’ roll and fronted by Davin Loiler, soon-to-be senior at Amador High School. Davin’s classic vocals, songwriting, keyboards, and his unquestionably fine guitar prowess, is backed up by Guy Loiler (Dad), on bass guitar, vocals; and by Chuck Boro on drums, percussion, vocals. Wherever they perform, audiences both young and old find this music entertaining and energizing. Including both covers and originals, the music is simultaneously easy-listening and toe-tappin’.
Davin Loiler was first introduced to music as a kindergartner by his father, and he basically is self-taught after that. He says an early influence was rocker Van Halen. He practices and writes songs everyday. Heads up, TGIF audience: Davin adds that the band really feeds off the energy of any dancers because it “shows support for us.”
In Ione, head to the Preston Castle. Turn on Palm Drive off Hwy 104 and you’ll see the parking on the south side. Concert is in the back. Visit www.amadorarts.org for more info about all the TGIF concerts. The next one is June 28 in Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek, and will feature Orquesta Taino.
|Photo by Rich Hoffman|