Dance to the music


Brownstown Fund for the Arts will present an evening of music featuring Wayne Deaton and his band, Captain Backfire, at 7 p.m. Saturday at W.R. Ewing, 1105 W. Spring St.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Family Drug and Ewing Unique and Boutique, both in Brownstown. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Captain Backfire consists of Deaton, lead singer and electric bass player; Chuck Bevers, electric guitar; and Gary Back, drums.

Deaton, who has been playing music since his high school days at Brownstown Central, said this particular band has been together since 2010.

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As for the type of music they play, Deaton said Captain Backfire does a little bit of everything, including pop music from as far back as the 1940s up to right now, mostly danceable.

“We try to have something for everyone,” he said. “We do some Hoagy Carmichael, even a Gershwin song, but we’re a rock band. We have a lot of fun.”

Deaton said he is looking forward to the show at W. R. Ewing.

“It’s really fun playing in a smaller venue,” he said.

The band often plays in locations in Indianapolis, sometimes with crowds of 300 or more, but it’s just not as personal, he said.

Deaton’s musical background includes about 15 years working as a sound engineer, including shows with “everyone from Kid Rock to George Strait,” and he spent some time on the road doing sound for The Elms.

“I work with a lot of songwriters, and I have my own recording studio,” he said.

Those attending Saturday’s show are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Brownstown Fund for the Arts, which sponsors various music events, art exhibits, art classes for children and adults and other related activities throughout the year.

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