Where it all began Power of 12 marks 20 years with Miners Foundry concert | TheUnion.com

Where it all began Power of 12 marks 20 years with Miners Foundry concert

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Power of 12, Nevada County's homegrown R&B band, will present a 20th anniversary concert in conjunction with the Miners Foundry from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. The doors will open at 5:30, and dinner will be available from Anya's Catering.

The Foundry was the site of the band's first concert in October of 1992, when 16 local musicians came together to play for the benefit of Kent Smith, candidate for the state senate, and the Green Party. Known as The Tribe at first, the band has continued for the next two decades laying down some of the hottest R&B and rock dance grooves around.

The band eventually pared down to an even dozen musicians, and recorded a CD in 1998 under the name of Real George at Flying Whale Studios. Over the years the personnel of the band has changed, but a core of six original members still remains. The group updated its name to Power of 12 several years ago.

As part of the 20th anniversary, the band will bring up on the stage numerous former members, such as Bob Scarlett, Jim Thornton, Mike Bankston, and Joni Ivazes to join in on some special songs from the past and present. Pictures, posters, and a video of the band's first show will be presented as well. Everyone is invited to come down and help them celebrate.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 at the door and are available through the Nevada City Box Office, http://www.nevadacityboxoffice.org, or by calling (530) 265-5462.

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