GeNienne Samuels jams with The Beach Boys

Posted at 9:00 AM, Sep 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-15 11:53:37-04

DOSWELL, Va. -- The Beach Boys left California and made their way to Doswell, Virginia Thursday night to perform in front of fans as part of the After Hours concert series.

The Beach Boys sang their hits including "Surfin’ U.S.A," "Good Vibrations,"Kokomo," and "California Girls."

Genienne Samuels not only interviewed original Beach Boy Mike Love before the show, she was also invited to introduce the band before their second set.

Samuels found herself dancing on the stage with the band along with a few other fans.

What a night!

The Beach Boys even gave away a family pack of four tickets and backstage passes to a lucky CBS 6 viewer to enjoy the tunes all night long.

The audience was full of fans of all ages, likely because The Beach Boys’ music has endured the test of time spanning over 60 years.

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Samuels asked Love why he’s still performing when he could be at home, relaxing in retirement.

“I could be," he answered quickly, "But then I'd miss seeing the happiness generated in generations. I mean, there's children that are with their parents and their grandparents and maybe even their great grandparents.”

Love wanted people to feel joyful about life after attending a Beach Boys concert.

He siad it’s been a true partnership to songwriting over the decades, crediting his cousin Brian Wilson for tracking and creating chord progressions.

“He's brilliant. Musically, I'm more of a lyricist. I came up with the hooks like, 'I'm picking up good vibrations. She's giving me the excitations,' and 'Round, round, get around I get around,' and 'Aruba, Jamaica ooh, I wanna take you.' So I came up with those parts and wrote all the words to "California Girls," all the words to "Good Vibrations," and all the words to "I Get Around" and stuff like that. And, 'Help me, Rhonda.' So I was his lyricist to his brilliant musical arrangements.”

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