AUBURN, Mass. – Windfall blasted classic rock tunes as the free summer concert series continued Thursday on a beautiful evening at Auburn's Pappas Recreation Complex.
Windfall, who plays shows throughout Central Massachusetts, rocked a variety of tunes at Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion. The Summer in the Park Concert Series is presented by the Town of Auburn.
Songs included “Cover Me” by Bruce Springsteen (above), “I Saw Her Standing There” by the Beatles, “Rock and Roll,” by Led Zeppelin, “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin, “Mainstreet” by Bob Seger, “Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special, and other hits.
“We love playing, we’re very passionate about it,” said singer John Morello. “There’s some people who after all these years are burnt out, but every time we can’t wait to get up on stage and entertain.”
Morello said the band was together in the 1970s before splitting off for years. Then about five years ago, they got the band back together, and it’s been “a lot of fun.”
He said they would definitely love to play again at the Pappas Recreation Complex.
“Anytime you can come and do something like this outside on a beautiful day, it’s just awesome,” Morello said. “This is our first time here and hopefully not our last.”
The band consists of six members. Bob Stickle and Rich LaPearl play guitar, daughter/father duo Angela and John Morello sing, Rick Feeley slaps the bass, and Steve Kruglewicz rocks out on the drums.
The band plays most of its shows in Worcester County, including Grafton, Oxford and Holden. Windfall also has a show scheduled in Boston next February.
Hometown Bank sponsored the Windfall concert, in addition to the final one on Sept. 6. The bank, which is opening on Sept. 15 in Auburn, donated $5,000 to the Summer in the Park Concert Series.
The Town of Auburn also thanks to the Auburn Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Friends of the Pappas Recreational Complex for making the summer concerts possible.
There will be one more free concert on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. when Panache takes the stage.