Justin Foutz Closes Hot Summer Concert Series

By Jim Nickerson

High Desert Daily

(Apple Valley) – Despite the seasonably hot weather, an appreciative crowd turned out to the Apple Valley Community Amphitheatre for the final concert of the Summer Concert Season.  Justin Foutz, up and coming Country Music artist thrilled the crowd with covers of everything from Brad Paisley to Johnny Cash, delivering each song in his own style, as well as offering up some original tunes.

A guitarist from the age of 10 Justin, Justin took a stint on drums in his teens, but returned to his first love which on which he demonstrated a masterful skill.  Or, to put it in words understood by Country Music fans, the boy can pick.

Justin was backed up by some people who are very talented in their own right; Mike Malone on keyboards, Van White on bass, Jeff Sorenson on Drums and Julie Busch on fiddle.  Julie also took the spotlight for a vocal spot on one song.  But the show was Justin all the way.

He recently appeared on an episode of the Television series “Glee” with Gwyneth Paltrow, was chosen Country Musician of the Year in LA for 2010 and has just signed a new management contract with Rodney Anderson and Liz Rodriguez.  His self titled album is now available for sale and Country Music fans should hear cuts from it soon on the radio.  You can find out more about Justin at www.justinfoutz.com.

Apple Valley Rotary was again on site with their Beer Garden, offering adult beverages to a thirsty crowd.  Rotary was also the sponsor of this final concert of the season, putting the money they raise right back in to their community.

Several food vendors were again on hand to serve the hungry and thirsty crowd.

Although this is the end of the Summer Concert Series, the music doesn’t stop when the Summer ends.  Next week the Fall Series of Concerts in the Courtyard kicks off with “Phoenix Rising” at the Apple Valley Commons across from the Super Target Store.  The seating is limited for these concerts, so arrive early and bring a chair.

The Fall Concert Series starts at 5:30.  Grab a bite to eat at one of the many local merchants in the area.  Round Table Pizza will be running specials as will Quizno’s

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