Alta youth showcasing their love for music
Gabe Walsh, Robert Maharry, Chris Glienke and Adam Parcel have gone "Rock Bottom" - but they are quickly coming to the top.
These Alta High Schoolers, who have a great love of music, have formed their own band and have had the opportunity to share their music a few times. They will be providing music Friday, July 6, at the first moonlight swim of the season at the Alta Swimming Pool. Swimming is available from 8-10 p.m. - music will continue that entire time.
Rock Bottom has also performed at an event in Marathon early this spring and recently at the Buena Vista County Relay for Life.
The group enjoys playing '90s music, alternative rock and grunge. Creative as they all are, they have even penned some of their own words and put them to music. they have recently finished "Take a Bite of Sunshine" and have gotten high reviews from those who have heard it played.
"Music is important to all of us," said Walsh, who serves as the drummer and the singer of the group.
Maharry, who has played guitar for a couple of years, and Walsh discussed the possibility of forming a group last fall; Glienke, who plays bass, joined in the enthusiasm as did Parcel, who serves as the sound tech.
Working around their busy schedules of keeping up with academics, sports, other school activities and work, they have managed to get together two to three times a week. They meet in Walsh's basement - thus, "Rock Bottom" was born.
Their parents have been supportive from the start and they have their fan base started.
"We have our fans and we have people who think we're idiots," said Walsh. "But we're gaining more fan support and support from our peers, too."
They are hoping others will want to hear them play and request them for events and like all musicians, they would like to see success come out of their hard work. But they are also realistic.
"If something good comes out of it, that's fine, if not, we can say we had a good time doing it," Maharry said.