With members coming from all walks of life, Clark Street Station is a classic rock band that plays some beloved oldies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s – plus some original tunes that will make you want to move your feet. The band was formed in 2014 and has been sharing their love of music with audiences ever since. We asked the band a few questions ahead of their July 13th concert; check out their answers below.
How do you feel when you are performing on stage for a big crowd?
Pinch me… is this really happening? Performing on stage for any crowd is an experience that I never anticipated, and I love it. It’s a great feeling when you look out into the crowd and see people singing along and dancing to your music.
Which artists have had the biggest impact on you as a band?
It feels as if every artist that I grew up with has made an impact on the music we play. As a band, we tend to play classic rock, and we play our own music which has certainly been inspired by some of the greats such as The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Eagles, and The Beach Boys to name a few.
What has been your most memorable performance ever? Please elaborate.
It’s not fair to single out our most memorable performance, as each show has a certain feel that is unique. Certainly, big shows like the sold-out Gardens on Spring Creek provide a fond memory. The big stage, as darkness set in and we could no longer see our audience… the crowd began swaying their cell phones… very cool. Playing under the colored spotlights – and the remarkable sound system – at the Armory was certainly memorable.
What does it mean to you to be able to perform for the Northern Colorado community at the Lagoon?
Fun. First, of all, it’s our hometown and we hope to see many familiar faces. It’s also fun this year, especially after a forced hiatus due to the pandemic. People ask where we will be playing, and when we say the Lagoon at CSU, we see their eyes light up and a smile on their face… so we know this is a big event for us.
What advice would you give your past self when you were first starting out?
My “past self” had a significant case of stage fright. I would say that I probably expected to be perfect, without fault. I’ve learned to live with my talent as is, improve as I can, but still be ok with myself. I can’t explain why, but I do know once I got past the need to be perfect there is no stopping now.
What are you looking forward to more now that the Lagoon Summer Concert Series is back at CSU’s Lagoon?
We hope to see lots of friends and family along mixed into the crowd… we will seek them out and throw a big smile their way, we appreciate their support and hope to put on a great show for everyone