Fry Pan is heated up. The songs are fresh. The players are smokin'. ......Let's Cook
All Original Eclectro Groov’nistic Jazz Fusion
Fry Pan features burnin’ Sax, Trumpet, and Trombone Horns, paired with deep in the pocket Bass, Guitar, and Drums.
We play All Original Music
Though, Fry Pan may be new to the Intermountain music scene, the players, most certainly, are not. Through the past 3 or so decades, we have collectively played with some of the most noteworthy musical acts in the Mountain West, as well as, national and international Artists.
All the players are very talented musicians and composers.
All are dedicated to the craft.
Fry Pan plays carefully crafted Songs……. thought out, worked over, and managed by players that thrive on pulling off Tricky Riffs and Challenging Writing and Plenty of Solos
..........and make them burn.
Our desire, as a band, is to give all we’ve got for the most meaningful settings for appreciative audiences.
Jennifer Lopez has been singing acting and dancing from a young age. Jennifer was raised in Carbon County and country music is at the root of her singing. She also brings oldies and rock and roll to the stage. Jennifer was one of the very first Culture Connection programs back in 1997. And has performed every year since. Jennifer is a published author and owns a dog grooming salon and is a radio host on Kickin country in the mornings. She has two daughters who live in northern Utah.
Kelly is 21 and was raised in Price City; she has been performing all over Utah since she was 10. This is her 5th year performing at the Helper Arts Festival and she looks forward to coming every year. She has also performed for Sandy City 4th Of July, at the Casablanca Hotel in Mesquite, Nevada, had an ongoing gig at Rocky Mountain Pizza Company for 5 consecutive years, took 2nd place in Sandy Idol, and sang the national anthem at for Nascar and Rio Tinto Stadium, but she always finds herself back in Helper for the Arts Festival. She is inspired by old jazz and folk music and loves to sing those along with classic rock and acoustic renditions
A ride back through the best times of Classic Rock. From the Beatles to Ozzy to Skynyrd to Floyd this highly charged Guitar Rock is sure to get you out of your seat. Natural Causes has been shakin' the Intermountain West for over a decade in night clubs, festivals, and fundraisers.
Don't forget to say hello to Mark Koelbel, your favorite primetime newscaster as he gets his kicks behind the drum kit.
Sha'la is a singer-songwriter from Ferron, Utah. She grew up in a musical home, hearing everything from Willie Nelson and The Judds to Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand to Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin to The Eagles and Counting Crows. Through all these diverse artists, she developed her own style that is pure Sha'la. Her voice is strong and soulful with a three and a half octave range. Sha'la has performed throughout Utah and the western United States. She was the featured artist at the renowned Helper Arts Festival, has been the local, regional, and state finalist for the Colgate Country Showdown, and has been appearing at the Utah State Fair since she was 9 years old. Sha’la has recorded in Nashville and has recently released her first album.
With roots embedded in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and a sound unhinged in the capital of Texas, Shovelin Stone is a music almost as unique as the friendship it stems from. A shared passion for old-timey bluegrass is what brought Makenzie and Zak together, but it's the unknowing joy for the moment and the obsession with the complications that life brings that continue to push the duo forward. Within heartfelt lyrics and a unique musical composition, the folk sound that projects from these two is not only going to get the audience thinking but on their feet. Shovelin Stone just released their first self titled album recorded by Grammy winning producer PJ Olsson of the Alan Parsons Project, in his state of the art recording studio in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado. And this power trio is eager to spread the word. With songs about longing, love, and the hunger to be heard in this big world it is hard not to relate to Shovelin Stone on their quest for success. The road is winding but one thing is for sure that with these three at the wheel it's going to be a wild ride.
Straight Canyon Band
Straight Canyon Band is a country band composed of four local musicians. The band has been together for seven years and has played at multiple events in Carbon and Emery counties.
The band includes;
Kevin Peacock, rhythm guitar and lead vocals.
Dean Whimpey, lead guitar and vocals.
Ed Carbine, bass guitar and vocals.
Starla Davis, drums and vocals.
Straight Canyon will play for concerts, reunions, dances, weddings, rodeos, fairs, festivals and other special events.
Over the past decade, SHUFFLE has become a staple of the Utah party scene. Created by members of Advent Horizon (featured at Helper Arts Fest for the past 6 years running), they're known nationally for their jaw dropping renditions of classics from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Heart, Michael Jackson, Journey and many more. SHUFFLE isn't just a band, it's an interactive experience. So come ready to sing along. Come ready to move your feet. Come ready to BE the life of the party!
Terry Shaw has been a professional musician for over 50 years, playing, recording, and singing in bands for most of that time. Since moving to Price ten years ago he has concentrated on being a solo artist playing a variety of styles including classical, bluegrass, country, folk, rock, jazz, and Christmas music. He has opened for such acts as Canned Heat, The Kingston Trio, Johnny Lee, The Brothers Four, and others. He currently has four self-produced CDs where he sings and plays all the instruments and has been a regular feature at Helper’s First Friday events including appearing as Count To-four-ula at Halloween. Terry also teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo. Learn more at his website, musicpotential.com
The Whiskey Boys
The Whiskey Boys are a diverse cover band that plays a wide variety of music from Then Devil Makes Three to Tom Petty to Michael Jackson. The music that excites and inspires with the talents of Steve Mackert (drums, guitar, bass), Peter Slm (guitar, bass, mandolin), Jordan Mackert (banjo, guitar, bass, and vocals), Rachel Mackert (keyboard and vocals), and Larry Bennett (guitar, keyboards bouzouki, ukelele, and everything else under the sun).
Wildwing presents a diverse and thrilling array of music with an emphasis on traditional Celtic music. The group also offers Irish and Appalachian fiddling, Native American flute, African drumming, and Folk. From wild fast-paced jigs, to winsome and calming ballads, ‘Wildwing’ gives an uplifting performance that brings cheer and inspiration to the listener.
Showtunes! Performed by local artists Angela Murray, Mary Peacock, Michelle Broadhead, Ryan Murray, Ammon Sorensen, Joy Frandsen, and Celeste Sorensen.
Helper Arts Festival Music
Friday August 20th
12:00 to 12:45…Sha’la
1:00 to 2:45…Kelly Vogrenic
3:00 to 4:45…Terry Shaw
5:00 to 6:45…Straight Canyon Band
7:00 to 8:45…Show Tunes Angie Murray
9:00 to 11:00…Code Blue
Saturday August 21st
12:00 to 12:45…Jennifer Lopez
1:00 to 2:45…Shovelin Stone
3:00 to 4:45…Whiskey Boys
5:00 to 6:45…Wild Wing
7:00 to 8:45…Fry Pan Band
9:00 to 11:00…Shuffle
Sunday August 22nd
12:00 to 2:00…Natural Causes