Jeanette Williams Band to Perform at KASU’s Bluegrass Monday
JONESBORO – The Jeanette Williams Band will perform a concert of bluegrass music, Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the musicians. The suggested donation is $5 per person.
Jeanette Williams is a three-time winner of the Female Vocalist of the Year award given by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America; she has been nominated for seven other awards from that same organization. She has also received awards for her songwriting at the International Acoustic Music Awards and the MerleFest music festival.
Born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia, Williams began singing at a young age. Her professional career began when she was in her early 20s, singing country music. In 1989, she switched from country to bluegrass, joining the band Clearwater. Williams released her debut solo CD in 1994, and she has been a fixture on the bluegrass music scene ever since.
Williams is known for her rich, beautiful, uniquely expressive voice. She and her band perform traditional bluegrass music, but classic country music, the blues, roots music, and rock and roll also influence them. The band appears at bluegrass venues and festivals in the United States and abroad.
In addition to the concert, Terry’s Café, 201 South Pruett Street in Paragould, opens on Bluegrass Monday nights to welcome bluegrass music fans. The café serves a catfish buffet meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre.
Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from Bibb Chiropractic, the Posey Peddler, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Paragould, the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association and KASU.
KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000-watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact KASU program director Marty Scarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 972-2367. Bluegrass Monday is also on Facebook. (Search “Bluegrass Monday.”)
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