Friday afternoon we had the pleasure of listening to the teenage band, Late Chaps, live in Kids' Place! Sean Clavere, Rob Mills, Marissa Olegario, and Tyler Walker played a soulful mix of blues, folk, country, and good ole' rock n' roll- both cover tunes and originals. Musically sophisticated beyond their high school years (they will all be seniors next term), these kids used their smooth and distinct voices to play skillfully with vocal harmonies, made finger twisting bass and guitar lines look like patty-cake, and rocked out on the drums. Most impressively, they accomplished something many musicians never do- they played for the space they were in, neither too loud nor too soft. It's not surprising that they beat musicians twice their age by winning a "battle of the bands" contest in El Dorado County in 2007. These guys (and girl) are just starting out, and it will be a joy to watch them musically mature. Keep an eye on them - they're definitely going places! Hear them here!