THE LONG RUN - "A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES" A salute to America's greatest rock band including solo classics by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley.
Mark Trippensee: Vocals, Drums/Percussion
Mark has been establishing his drumming/singing/songwriting skills on the front range for over 20 years, recording 2 CD's with the Denver melodic hard rock act 'Hearsay' in the 1990's and several compilation CD's from top Colorado radio stations and studios. He also played with the Northern CO. act 'In Harms Way'. Mark expanded the stages he played on with the Denver-based rock act 'Drug Under' in 2005, Sponsored by Jagermeister and Dean Guitars, they toured to several states performing on the same bill with such acts as Staind, Three Days Grace, Winger, Hurt, Tesla, Kings X, Blackberry Smoke, and Y&T. Mark played such venues and stages as SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA, Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD, and The World Arena in Co. Springs, CO. Also a member of the working classic rock band, 'Last Men On Earth', Influences include Paul Rodgers, Neil Peart, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, and Edwin McCain.
Adam Rey: Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Adam Rey is an accomplished and stylistically diverse guitarist that has been performing and touring for 35 years in the western US. Since 1991, he has been an in demand live and session musician playing lead guitar with many bands/artists in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Region. He released his first solo CD in 2011 "Meat & Potatoes". It is an eclectic combination of original guitar driven instrumental Rock/Jazz/Fusion/Blues/World music with a little 'Country' thrown in the mix (www.heyreyguitar.com).
Doug Krause: Piano/Keys, Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Doug Krause has been a professional musician and composer for over twenty-five years. His characteristic writing and performing style comes from years spent moving between the pop/rock, blues, and country genres as well as classical music. A small town boy from the plains of Kansas, he had a natural affinity for the music of the heartland but quickly discovered that the blues and southern rock suited his piano and singing style perfectly. His influences include Little Feat, Bruce Hornsby, The Band, Dr. John, and of course, the Eagles.
Besides being a professional performer, Doug has also been a producer, studio musician, composer, songwriter, and teacher. He considers himself a journeyman musician being proficient in all styles of popular music, and he has a masters degree in music composition and orchestration. Doug makes his home in Denver where he teaches at the University of Colorado Denver acting as program director of the Singer/Songwriter program in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies department. He also owns and operates a publishing company Denver Basin Music (www.denverbasinmusic.com) and a production company Full Measure Productions (www.fullmeasureproductions.net). Colorado is the perfect place for him to pursue a career, raise a family, and be close to the wide-open spaces he loves.
Ken Robinson: Bass Guitar, Vocals Ken has been in Denver-based bands for over 30 years, and prior to moving to Denver he played progressive hard rock in the midwest and Top 40 in the southeast. Ken played the grueling Central City tourist scene in the mid-80s after touring with Denver-based rockers Bystander in the early 80s. Ken has also played with original alt-rock band Big Junior, rock'n'roll legend Bo Diddley, blues guitar great Jim Schwall, blues harmonica virtuoso Clay Kirkland, variety dance band Deja Blu, and many other projects. Musical influences include - James Jamerson, Mel Schacher, Jack Bruce, Sir Paul McCartney, and John Entwistle.
Steven Weinmeister: Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals Colorado native Steven Weinmeister has been a long-time fixture on the Colorado music scene. He began playing professionally at the age of 19 in nightclubs in the Denver area, the beginning of a career that has seen him perform for audiences all over the world. Steven has traveled to and performed in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, the Middle East, Cuba, Bermuda, South Korea, Honduras, Panama and Belize. In this country, he has entertained audiences in 48 of the 50 states.
During his long career he has shared the stage with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, America, Marshall Tucker, Ambrosia, Edgar Winter, Poco, Pure Prairie League, Starship, Marshall Tucker and Atlanta Rhythm Section, just to name a few. A fan of the Eagles since their first record release in 1972, his skills fit The Long Run well. He joined The Long Run in the fall of 2011 as an acoustic and electric guitar player and vocalist, adding an occasional song on mandolin.
During his 38-year career in the music business, Steven is proud of the fact he has only played in three bands during that entire time: As vocalist and guitarist for Windfield, a Denver-based cover band that enjoyed a quite successful 20-plus year run; as lead vocalist and guitarist for multi-platinum recording artist Firefall, a Boulder-based band that scored three top-10 hits in the late 70s and early 80s with “You are the Woman,” “Just Remember I Love You” and “Strange Way;” and of course, The Long Run.
Steven has an awesome 29-year-old daughter, Taylor, an awesome son-in-law, Charlie, and three awesome grandchildren: Summer, Brayden and Jayce. l.