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The Joint Chiefs continue a summer-long series of concerts in the Tristate region with a performance in Falls Village, Conn., on Aug. 20. Photo by Chris Little

A Beloved Local Band, The Joint Chiefs Perform on Aug. 20

If the Tristate region can be said to have a “house band,” then that band is probably The Joint Chiefs, a perennially popular quartet featuring Eliot Osborn, Louise Lindenmeyr, George Potts and Diana Herold.

They play shows throughout the region throughout the year. A next opportunity — for anyone who has missed them so far — comes up on Friday, Aug. 20, at The Center on Main in Falls Village, Conn., with the doors open at 6 p.m. and a 7 p.m. start for the music (which will be played in one long set). Tickets are $15 per person.

Although they do cover popular songs and favorite tunes (Beatles, soul, folk, rhythm and blues), they also write much of their own music. It’s always very sing-along, dance-along, clap-along.

Their own songs are usually amusing, always tuneful and literate. One can get a feeling for them just from the email announcement they sent out in advance of the Aug. 20 concert, and addressed to their fans, known as the Chief Heads or C’Heads for short:

“C’Heads:  Clearly summer is evaporating faster than dew drops in the morning sun. It won’t be long before indoor musical events are our only option — or will they be? While they still are, please consider joining us.

“Save for the hallowed environs of Infinity Hall, the Center on Main is as delightful a performance space as we are fortunate enough to have in our neighborhood. Currently home to the Falls Village Children’s Theater and recently the beneficiary of a dynamic music series that flourished under the direction of Twelve Moons Coffee House, the room is drenched with character and blessed with superb acoustic properties. We will be playing a mixture of old favorites and new songs we have only just begun to play in front of an audience.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center on Main.  

“Current state and CDC guidelines regarding indoor gatherings will be observed. Please feel free to bring whatever you might wish to eat or drink during the course of the evening.”

Tickets are available at the door on the evening of the performance. To learn more about The Joint Chiefs, go to www.jointchiefsmusic.com.

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