Tusculum Jazz Band Plays July 20th Concert

July 06 - 20, 2017
Tusculum Jazz Band Plays July 20th Concert

Main Street Greeneville’s Third Concert Set for Thursday July 20th

Lyrics on the Lawn 2017 Summer Concert Series continues Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm. The FREE concert will be held on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion in the heart of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. The concerts take place each Thursday evening in July. The opening act will begin at 7 with intermission scheduled for 7:45 and the headliner takes the stage at 8.

Tusculum Jazz Band

The Tusculum Jazz Band has definitely “got that swing.” Featuring a repertoire of swing and popular toe-tapping tunes, the Jazz Band has a growing reputation in Northeast Tennessee. The group has performed in not only concerts and activities on the Tusculum campus but also in the community. The jazz band has performed at events such as the Laughlin Foundation Derby Days, Music on the Square in Jonesborough and Main Street Greeneville’s Christmas in Downtown celebration. This group is an integral part of the Tusculum Band program, which began in 2010 with the formation of a Pep Band. In addition the program has grown to include a Marching Band, Concert Band, Handbell Choir and various small ensembles.

The Brother Boys

The Brother Boys have reunited to bring their tongue and groove harmony and infectious rhythm to the stage once again. Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf began their brother-duet singing back in the 90s, releasing three critically acclaimed recordings; two for Sugar Hill, Plow, produced by Jerry Douglas and the self-produced Presley’s Grocery and one for England’s Zu-Zazz Records, Mulehead.
Years before the term Americana was born, they called their music New Hillbilly, which sounded good at the time; a way to distinguish the blending of country, bluegrass and rockabilly. The Brother Boys have a knack for this old sound. The emotions and country heartache tones match the landscape of East Tennessee, where they both grew up.
The lyrics of Ed Snodderly’s Diamond Stream are featured on the walls of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Eugene Wolf has been a member of the acting company of the historic Barter Theatre for the last 19 years and appeared as AP Carter in the BBC documentary about country music, Lost Highway.
The Brother Boys were recently featured on the Great Smoky Mountains Association release, On Top of Old Smoky; New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music alongside Dolly Parton, Norman and Nancy Blake, Bryan Sutton, Jody Stecher and a host of the old-time musicians paying tribute to the music of the people who left the mountains in the 1930’s so the National Park could be established.
Snodderly has released three solo albums of late; Diamond Stream, Brier Visions and Little Egypt and has a new release, The Good Reason set for early 2017. Wolf released a CD of his one-man show, Clear in 2008 and traveled to Russia in 2013 to record a set of American spiritual songs, recorded by Russian folk musician and producer, Mitya Kuznetsov, Where We’ll Never Grow Old was released in 2015 and was featured on the PBS television series, Song of the Mountains.
A new studio album is in the works.
“The Brother Boys sound like hillbillies whose moonshine is spiked with acid.” – People Magazine
“...there’s no shortage of smaller, quieter highlights...like Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf’s tribute to the great brother duets of the 1930’s.” – Acoustic Guitar

Food Available

On site event food vendors for this concert include, Creamy Cup, and Top Dog Hot Dog. Food service is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

Family Friendly Event

Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and select your spot to enjoy the evening. The event is Smoke Free. Please note pets are welcome however they must remain within the designated Fido Friendly area during the event. Next concert will be Thursday, July 27th.

Event Partners

Sponsors for the series are Andrew Johnson Bank, Consumer Credit Union and Greeneville Federal Bank. Additional partners of Main Street: Greeneville helping to bring the concerts to life are the Dickson-Williams Historical Association, EMS, Fatz Café, Century 21 Legacy, Mark Williams, First Tennessee Foundation, General Morgan Inn, Greeneville Light & Power System, Heritage Community Bank, Road Show Mobile Stages, Sound Studio Live, Town of Greeneville, Towne Square Package Store, Public Works, Greeneville Fire Department, Greeneville Police Department and Unaka along with a host of volunteers. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information.

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