Tech. Sgt. Dustin Trimble from the Air Force Band of Flight does a guitar riff at the Fraze Pavilion concert June 27, 2018. The band will next perform a free concert May 11 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ted Theopolos)

The British are coming: AF museum to host free concert May 11

The Air Force Band of Flight from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will perform a free British rock ‘n’ roll concert at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force May 11.

The band will play music from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who and the Rolling Stones. Attendees will hear such songs as “Blackbird,” “Lady Madonna,” “Tumblin’ Dice,” “Satisfaction,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “Under Pressure,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and others.

Tech. Sgt. Dustin Trimble, the guitar player for the band, is excited to play these classic rock hits.

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“I truly love playing this music,” said Trimble “The artists we will feature were creating and evolving the art form in a way few others have before or since. It was a period of incredible creativity and experimentation on the guitar and in the genre, in general. I have been playing most of these songs, as well as many others by the same artists, for decades and continue to learn so much from them every time I perform them.”

Learning the songs on a guitar as a kid was not easy for the sergeant.

“I remember trying to learn the guitar riff from The Beatles’ “I Feel Fine” when I was about 9 or 10 and struggling with it so much because my small hands wouldn’t allow me to make a particularly difficult “reach” with my pinky finger,” said Trimble. “I practiced the song for weeks along with the record, driving my parents crazy in their room down the hall. Fortunately, my hands are much bigger now.”

Trimble doesn’t have a favorite song he will be playing at the concert because he likes them all. However, he does have a favorite special guitar player.

“It would be difficult to identify a song from our set that I like the best, but one song in particular means a lot to me right now,” said Trimble. “We will be performing Cream’s ‘Sunshine of Your Love.’ There is not a bigger Eric Clapton fan on the planet than me, and given his recent health issues, performing one of his quintessential songs in our upcoming show is one small way I can pay tribute to one of the guitarists who inspired me to pick up the instrument so many years ago.”

The Air Force Band of Flight concert is free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the performance at 7:30 p.m. There will be no tickets issued for this concert; so come early.

For any questions, contact the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office at 522-3252.

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