Classic rock band taking the stage next

DOWNEY - The Answer, a classic rock band that has been entertaining California audiences since 1964, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Furman Park.The free performance is part of the city's annual Summer Concert Series. From 2001-2005, The Answer served as the official house band of Arrow 93 FM, Southern California's top-rated classic rock radio station. The Answer has opened for the likes of Pat Benatar, George Thorogood, Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Foreigner and Cheap Trick, among others. Their sound is influenced by the Beatles and Tom Jones, and is described as a fuse between "modern rockin' swing, country line dancing, a little classic disco and even some Ricky Martin salsa shaking." The Answer has been performing in California since 1964. They have performed at Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, the L.A. County Fair and California Speedway. Lead singer Van Mosley has starred on Broadway in "Phantom of the Opera" and is regularly tapped to sing the national anthem at professional sporting events. Admission to the concert is free and residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The Downey Rose Float Association will be selling food and drinks.

********** Published: July 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 14