Lyrics on the Lawn July 10July 06, 2014
Join the fun on Thursday's in Historic Greeneville TN
Main Street Greeneville’s Second Weekly Concert TONIGHT Thursday July 10th
2014 Music Off Main Summer Concert Series Lyrics on the Lawn second concert begins Thursday, July 10 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.
Opening the evening are four talented young lads who have been playing anywhere they can. They recently played the Old Oak Festival at Tusculum College and just last week they helped downtown Greeneville celebrate the Fourth. These guys are true artists writing their own music and have recently finished recording a new CD that is getting its final touches before being released. Their love for Country Music is evident in the passion they bring to the stage. Grady learned to play the guitar at seven and continues to enjoy any and every genre of music, hoping one day to do it for a living. His biggest influences growing up were Steve Perry, Angus Young, and Brady Paisley. Chris Johnson grew up around Country music and sang at church. Something he loves to do. He credits Kenney Chesney, Eric Church, and Hank Williams as major influences in his life. Jacob Lewis has been playing bass for a couple years and enjoys Les Claypool, Tim Commerford, and the music of Mumford and Sons. Rounding out the band is Tad Norton on drums, having played since he was little and greatly influenced by Tony Royster Jr., Brad Wilk, and Boone Daughdrill he will bring it home Thursday night. Facebook.comstepcousins
Samantha Gray and the Soul Providers
Born and raised in the working class town of, Ypsilanti, in southeast Michigan, Samantha Gray is a singer, songwriter and visual artist who began her creative journey at a very early age. Although she was raised in the mid-west, Samantha's father and maternal grandparents were from Tennessee. She really embraced her southern roots and has often said that she had the best of both worlds. Samantha was exposed to many different types of music, especially country music and the sounds of Motown.
She headed to Nashville after college to pursue music. Soon after arriving she had her first studio experience singing backup for Alt Country Band, The Old Flames Samantha's unique voice has been described as soulful, sultry and powerful. Also known for her vintage style and hip shaking performances, she really knows how to engage her audience. Melding the influences of Classic R&B, Blues and Rock'n'Roll, she combines all of these influences into her own brand of Blues and Roots music, which can be heard on her 2010 self-released debut album "Bad Girl Now." Samantha relocated to northeast Tennessee in late 2011, an area which is very rich in roots music. You can find her performing with several different bands and artists in the Tri-Cities area which include Rock-A-Bye Blue, Jimmie D, Catfish Frye Band, The Billy Crawford Band, Lonesome Will Mullins and her latest band, The Soul Providers. www.samanthagray.net
On site event food vendors include, Creamy Cup ice cream and fresh lemonade; Top Dog Hot Dog bratwurst, sausage and dogs; along with Main Street Greeneville selling pizza and water as a fund raiser. 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. A special designated pet area is available. Next concert will be Thursday, July 17th. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information.