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Aug 25, 2022 12:00AM ● By Story and photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Ticket to Ride Electric entertained Carmichael Park crowds with Beatles hits during the second-to-last concert of the summer season. Musicians are: Sherman Applegate (left), Robert Martino, Kevin Arthur, Matthew Udall and Julian Dean.

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Baby boomers were out in gray-haired force to catch Ticket to Ride Electric – a Beatles cover band – in Carmichael Park last weekend. The concert was the second-to-last performance of the concert season sponsored by Carmichael Recreation and Park District.

In 100 degrees-plus, the fab-five musicians kept fans dancing to Lennon-McCartney hits for more than two hours. 

The tribute band formed seven years ago. Leader and bass player Matt Udall is a Sacramento attorney. Unlike some tribute groups, its musicians don’t feel the need to resemble Liverpool’s most famous sons. “We have the Sgt. Pepper coats because people love those colorful uniforms from the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper period,” explains Udall. “But we don’t want to wear cheesy wigs, we just want to be ourselves – being out there playing music that makes people so happy.”

Free CRPD concerts conclude this Saturday with a 6:30 pm performance by the 11-piece rock band On Air. The group will also play for Mission Oaks Park District on September 25. The performance is at Gibbons Park, 4701 Gibbons Drive (Carmichael). Downbeat is 5 pm.