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Bluegrass Monday to Feature Lindley Creek Sept. 27


JONESBORO — The band Lindley Creek will perform at the next KASU-FM Bluegrass Monday concert, Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould.  

Lindley Creek 2021.jpgLindley Creek (From left) Kathie Greer, John Greer, Katie Greer, Jase Greer

From the Ozark Hills of Missouri, Lindley Creek is a family musical group that performs a mixture of bluegrass, acoustic, Americana and gospel music.  Mom Kathie Greer plays guitar and sings, dad John Greer plays bass, daughter Katie Greer sings and plays mandolin, and son Jase Greer sings and plays fiddle.

The Greer family began playing music together as a pastime when their children were young.  Soon thereafter, they began to receive invitations to perform at area churches and bluegrass events.   After performing music on a part-time basis for several years, in 2009 John and Kathie quit their full-time jobs to take the family on the road as full-time bluegrass musicians.  Ever since then, the family has traveled across the country, appearing at hundreds of bluegrass events. 

Through the years, Lindley Creek recorded numerous self-produced bluegrass albums.  In 2020, Lindley Creek was signed to the prestigious bluegrass label Pinecastle Records, and the group released their first major-label album titled "Freedom, Love and the Open Road."  That album included songs that were featured on bluegrass radio stations across the country including the Sirius XM satellite radio Bluegrass Junction channel.  With that radio airplay, songs from that album made the top ten of the Bluegrass Today radio airplay charts.

Following the success of their most-recent album, Lindley Creek was recognized with two nominations for the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Awards.  These awards are presented to rising stars in the bluegrass music industry who are expected to have significant success in contemporary bluegrass music.  Lindley Creek is nominated in the Band of the Year category and the Vocalist of the Year category (for Katie Greer).  Those awards will be presented at a ceremony at the annual International Bluegrass Music Association convention which will occur at the end of this month.

More information about the group is available at www.lindleycreek.com.

The admission fee is $10 per person, payable by cash at the door the night of the concert.  Everyone aged 18-and-under will be admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased at kasu.org/tickets.  

Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from sponsors including the Paragould Advertising & Promotion Commission, Bibb Chiropractic Center, Gardner Law Firm, the Posey Peddler, Hyde Park Café, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Paragould, and KASU.

KASU is the public media service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro broadcasting at 91.9 FM and streaming on a variety of online platforms.  For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at mscarbro@AState.edu or 870-972-2367.  Additional information is also available on the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.