Boogie Express performs last summer concert

August 26, 1994

When Mike Lange and the Boogie Express take to the stage tonight for the last in the Sykesville summer concert series, residents might recognize the guest drummer.

Jim Schumacher, town manager, has promised to sit in with the band for a few sets.

"This is our last concert," said Mr. Schumacher. "We want everybody to come and maybe have a family picnic in the park before the program."

The Sykesville Parks and Recreation Committee, sponsor of the free concerts, is hoping to finish the season before a crowd at Millard Cooper Park on Springfield Avenue.

The band will offer boogie woogie, swing, blues and old-time rock 'n' roll from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A primarily self-taught pianist, Mr. Lange learned his music from many sources, including boogie-woogie piano master Daryl Davis. He has sung with local bands and played at many events in the Baltimore area.

The Boogie Express features bass player Dan Powell, drummer Mike D'Amato, guitarist Steve Preactor and saxophone player Phil "Reed" Portner.

& Information: 795-6390.


* Eldersburg: A resident of the 6400 block of Taper Court reported to state police someone entered his unlocked auto and stole 20 tape cassettes and two speakers. The intruder also damaged the stereo set in an attempt to steal it while the vehicle was parked near the owner's house on Tuesday.


* Eldersburg: Sykesville responded to a large trash container fire in the 1900 block of Liberty Road at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 29 minutes.

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