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7-piece band on August 13 in Oakland

I'm very excited to announce that we'll have special guests (adding up to a septet!) with us on August 13 at the Lake Chalet in Oakland from 3 - 6. Danny Castro (bass), Christian Pepin (percussion), Steven Krier (sax), Christian Tumalan (keys) in addition to Brian, John and me. This will be the largest configuration of the band in its 25 years! Hope you can join the party that day. Blair Helsing, bandleader

Party band - host's comments after the event

(Echo Beach played a garden party in 2010 -- here's what the hosts wrote after the party)

"Blair - not sure if you have returned from your overseas travels... but we just wanted to pass along our sincere thanks to your group for such a wonderful performance at our Yard Party in Pleasant Hill. Everyone truly enjoyed the music and we do appreciate the contribution that each of your band members made to be there that day. Please pass on our thanks to the group. We hope they also enjoyed themselves and want them to know that we have received many comments about how great they sounded and how much it added to the atmosphere of the party. Hope to see you again. Best Regards, Dean & Lori Gelvin"