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1993 Honorable Mention – 3rd Annual LA Music Awards

Don Henley of the eagles had a band in the 70’s called Shiloh

In 1970, he moved to Los Angeles to record an album with his early band, Shiloh, while living at the home of fellow Texan Kenny Rogers; the album was produced by Kenny Rogers. Shortly thereafter, Henley met Glenn Frey. They both became members of Linda Ronstadt’s backup band. Touring with her was the catalyst for forming a group. As a result, two months later they, along with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner (both also part of Ronstadt’s stable of backing musicians), became their own act, Eagles

The Ventura-based Country Lovers Western Dance Club recently booked the popularlocal band, Shiloh, for many of the club’s monthly public dances in 1994. And 230 Country Lovers can’t be wrong. But you can get the jump on ’em by spending New Year’s Eve with Shiloh at the Crazy Bull in Camarillo.

These guys are goooood, and dancers appreciate their style.

“We like to play the music that people can dance to and that they enjoy listening to,” said Gary Weatherman, band leader and keyboardist. “We like to play a good two-step. But we like to also play a good, upbeat swing song. We’re a contemporary country band, so we try to cover the top 40 country plus traditional country,” he added.

Weatherman, who was raised in Oxnard and Ventura, formed Shiloh four years ago. The 2-year-old current lineup includes Weatherman on keyboards, Jon Cowsill (drums, lead vocalist), Mike Mormanis (lead guitar, vocals), Bill Whitley (bass guitar, lead vocals) and Jim Green on rhythm guitar and background vocals. By day you would know them as a school district custodian, a computer technician, a local radio deejay, an aircraft industry employee and a guy who works for TRW. Nevertheless, the band members have extensive combined credits as studio and tour musicians.