The old style small city Atwater 4th of July live performance and fireworks present returned from its absence final 12 months on account of COVID, and group members had a blast!
The live performance earlier than the fireworks present featured The Rob Tracy Band, a bunch of proficient native musicians. It was their first time performing within the Atwater 4th of July festivities.
Tracy is an completed guitarist, bass participant, drummer, author and producer, and the band performs Basic Rock, Conventional Nation, R&B, and right now’s present hits.
Describing his band, Tracy stated, “I’m the lead singer and lead guitarist. Bass guitar is Chris Geier. On drums is Matt (‘the Hit Man’) Perez. Rhythm guitar is Rocky Dean. We now have Douglas Clay on keyboards.
“It’s a very nice band. I’m so blessed to have guys who actually love what they’re doing with each fiber of their being.
“Everybody in our band is from right here.
“The fellows within the band have been excited to be enjoying once more and get to play our residence city.”
Describing the live performance, he stated, “I personal The Music Room on Broadway in Atwater, a music faculty. One among my vocal and drum college students, Mariah Ramirez, sang a few songs with us. On the live performance, she opened with the nationwide anthem after which did ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry and ‘Independence Day’ by Martina McBride, one nation and one pop tune. She is 12-years-old – – the sweetest factor and a killer singer. It was actually cool for all the youngsters on the occasion to see a proficient teenager on stage who’s fearless.
“We additionally performed reside on a float within the Atwater 4th of July parade within the morning, and he or she was enjoying with us.”
Tracy has been requested to hitch a few of music’s most elite musicians and teams.
He has additionally opened for such stars as Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, and lots of different well-liked musicians.
He advised the Instances, “Along with opening for these artists, I did a stint on lead guitar with the tune ‘8675309 Jenny’ with a bona fide rock star, Tommy Tutone, 4 or 5 years in the past. It was a chance that simply occurred when he employed me as a back-up band for a pair reveals within the Bay Space. It was a variety of enjoyable.”
When requested his background, Tracy stated, “I grew up within the Salinas space and moved to this space in 2000, and I’ve been primarily based out of Atwater since 2010.
“My band used to have the home gig on the Saddle Rack in Fremont, however the Saddle Rack was a casualty of COVID. We had among the finest gigs on the planet, and we now have to start out over.
“However we’re actually excited to be again in Atwater, and the Atwater 4th of July has been one thing I’ve needed to do ever since I moved right here. We have been alleged to do it final 12 months, however it was cancelled due to COVID.”
Describing their music, Tracy advised the Instances, “We do every thing. Most occur to be nation tunes, however we additionally do traditional rock, blues, high 40 pop, and we play to no matter our crowd likes.
“Once we play occasions like this, since everybody within the viewers likes one thing totally different, we wish to be certain that everyone seems to be listening to issues they like.
“Within the Atwater/Merced space, we now have individuals who love nation, rock n’ roll, hip hop, pop — we now have music lovers of all kinds.
“We play every thing from Chic to some actually present nation stuff, resembling Jason Aldean and Chris Stapleton – – every thing from Merle Haggard to Metallica.
“Moreover lead guitar, I play all the opposite devices as nicely when the opposite members of the band rotate out, so for instance I’d play drums, relying on what we’re doing.”
After the live performance ended and it was darkish, the well-known fireworks present began.
Pyro Spectaculars, a long-time favourite for Atwater 4th of July fireworks, placed on an incredible and spectacular present. The present price within the neighborhood of $30,000 and lasted about 35 minutes.