By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff
The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO) recently welcomed rock band Back Pages to the gazebo outside of the Medfield Library on a particularly warm Thursday evening, July 19, as a part of its Summer Concert Series.
Back Pages consists of Inky Fair on drums and lead vocals, Doug Betschart on guitar, vocals, and bass pedals and Medfield’s own Steve McCrossan on bass, keyboard and backup vocals. Together in several iterations since the late seventies, the band has mastered classics that everyone knows and loves. Alternating between primarily acoustic and classic rock, the group had audience members as young as five years old excited to see them.
Beatles cuts “If I Needed Someone” and “Norwegian Wood” showed off band members Fair, Betschart, and McCrossan’s versatile vocals. The trio splits duties, alternately singing backup and lead, depending on stylistic material.
Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads”, meanwhile, provided a perfect opportunity to display the Betschart’s serious guitar skills. Solos received well-deserved applause as the crowd muttered compliments in between songs.
Families brought full picnics, taking advantage of the gazebo’s lawn. Coolers filled with cold beverages and sandwiches were just what concert-goers needed to enjoy the evening of great music and 80-degree heat.
A variety of reggae, country, rock and children’s music will make its way to Medfield's Summer Concert Series this year. For further information, visit https://medfieldmemo.org/medfield-summer-concert-series/