âIt’s an opportunity to go back in time and stay in the 60s,â he said. âI think people will remember a time when they were young. And times were different then too.
Fans of the Kearney-based band can watch Timberline perform at a series of five concerts across the state:
– Thursday – 7 p.m. – Red Willow County Fairgrounds, McCook
– Friday – 7 p.m. – Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney
– Sunday – 2:30 p.m. – Wood River Performing Arts Center, Wood River
– Oct. 4 – 7:00 p.m. – Central City Performing Arts Center, Central City
– October 5 – 7 p.m. – Pla Mor Ballroom, Lincoln
The original band in 1971 featured Chuck, the bass; his brother Jim Salestrom, guitar; Bill Howland, keyboards; Dugg Dugan, lead guitar; and Dick Jensen, drums. The Salestrom brothers formed the group in their basement in 1971. In less than a year, a national booking agency signed an agreement with the group. They recorded their album, “The Great Timber Rush”, seven years later in 1978, produced by Bones Howe, which produced records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Tom Waits.
The group toured across the country for several years until they broke up due to the “disco craze”.