An Evening with Cake - Dance Concert
Part of the Festival at Sandpoint series. They will sweep Festival fans up in their infectious, eclectic celebration of genre bending music. The alternative rock band from Sacramento, California, consists of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gage Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi. The group has been noted for McCrea’s ironic, sarcastic lyrics and droll, deadpan voice, DiFiore’s trumpet lines, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip hop. In 1996 “The Distance” became the band’s biggest hit to date and is considered their “ubiquitous” song hitting number 5 on the RPM Alternative 30, and the Modern Rock Tracks top 5. Other hits include “Short Skirt/Long Jacket,” “Never There,” and their inimitable take on disco queen Gloria Gaynor’s hit song “I Will Survive.” Gates open at 6 p.m.