In an interview after their concert performance at the Tempe Center for the Arts Tuesday Night, Paul McDermand and Terry Anderson reiterated their love of Rocky Point, not just to this writer, but to the crowd of attendees who grouped around them after their show. Paul had mentioned the beauty of the beach and the people while telling the story of the winds that had cancelled the St. Patrick’s Day concert in Rocky Point over the past weekend.
Shortly after the Mariachi band began playing, young Eliana Ramirez, just 7 years old, strolled over in front of the Mariachi group, raised a wireless mic to her lips, and with the confidence of a consummate professional, welcomed the small crowd of 50 or so early arrivals and announced the first song she was going to sing for us, ending it with “…and I hope you will like it!”
Beginning, as all the headlining musicians on the stage tonight have, with an early exposure to a musical instrument, since toddlerhood in Steve McCarty’s case, followed up with proper and timely formal training to enhance his natural aptitude, and his own early passion to become a part of the overall creative process through which the music industry was passing, Steve was able to reach the highest level attainable in the industry—and at a comparatively young age.
Before he was 20 years old, Curly had played with local bands throughout Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma until he was discovered by an Asylum Records-signed rock band newly forming by the name of Jo Jo Gunne. Two of the members had just come over from the recently dissolved rock band Spirit. From their eponymous debut album, a #10 hit in England, “Run, Run, Run” was spawned. That record peaked #27 in the U.S. Jo Jo Gunne toured the U.S. and Europe several times and released three more albums before breaking up in 1974.
Tequila Peñasco, one of the major sponsors of our Sonoran Resorts “Why I Love Rocky Point” Photo Contest, and the major sponsor of this year’s Sta. Patricia’s Day Peñasco Palooza 2012 concert this coming weekend. Their generous donation of tickets to this historic concert will be enjoyed by the contest winners from 1st through 3rd Place and the winner of the Special Voters Drawing. The Palooza will feature legendary multi-platinum recording artists formerly with such famous bands as The Steve Miller Band (Steve McCarty); Boston (Curly Smith); Aerosmith (Jimmy Crespo); Three Dog Night (Gary Moon); Eddie Money and Sammy Hagar (David Lewark); Billy Preston (Terry Anderson); Moody Blues (Paul McDermand); and Anita Baker (Leon Bisquera).
Our first–but certainly not our last–Sonoran Resorts “Why I Love Rocky Point” photo contest was an overwhelming success! By the time we tallied the results there were 248 photos submitted and 7250 votes cast! All we can say is thank you to all the photo winners below and to everyone who participated in the contest.
If you haven’t voted yet, you still have about six hours, until midnight tonight, to cast your vote and enjoy some true photographic expressions of love for Rocky Point by hundreds of loyal visitors to our seaside paradise!
Your vote could decide the winner; plus you’ll automatically be entered into the special Voters’ Drawing for a chance to win $100 dollars in cash, a weekend for two in a luxury Sonoran Beach Front Resort Condominium and two tickets to the Peñasco Palooza 2012 on March 17th and voting is FREE!
His parents started Gary Moon on the piano at the age of 8, and he became quite skilled and creative on that instrument by the time he started playing the guitar at 13 years of age. Gary still values the solid musical foundation he learned from the piano, but it was the guitar that told him he was destined to make his mark in the entertainment industry.
If you’ve been putting off jumping on line and casting your votes for the best of the best photos among the hundreds entered in the Sonoran Resorts “Why I Love Rocky Point” Photo Contest, well, you’re down to the wire! Voting is Free! Take advantage of this opportunity to win a weekend in Rocky Point!
We’re not only lucky to have rock and roll legends willing and wanting to come play for us they also spread the good word about how safe it is in Rocky Point for the Peñasco Palooza 2012 Sta. Patricia’s Day Concert on Saturday March 17.