The Bodleys quartet of Max Komine, John Stradley, Asher St. Pierre, and Mat Summers performed open-air at the 7,800′ Top of the Notch restaurant’s patio-with-a-view on June 12, 2021. Rhythm guitarist Wasyl Bodnar was traveling.
In the ensemble’s years-long association with “southern California’s highest venue,” this was the first time that the group has played its eclectic set of blues, country, folk, and rock outside. Sheltered from the high altitude winds and sun, the lads played for the assembled hikers, day trippers, and patrons who would be staying the night in the many tent cabins on the property.
The set included multiple songs by The Doobie Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the LBC’s Sublime. The two-hour set concluded with a blistering lead-out of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” – an impromptu suggestion of St. Pierre, which pressed Stradley into service for the lead vocal and allowed he and Summers to trade leads, much to the delight of the patrons.
Negotiations will be underway shortly to book additional performances at the resort, as Summers was overheard to say, “I always have a great time playing here.” – TB