Lyrics on the Lawn FREE Weekly Concert July 17thJuly 10, 2014
The crowds continue to grow so bring your chair and claim your spot for Lyrics on the Lawn.
Main Street Greeneville’s Third FREE Concert Thursday July 17th
2014 Music Off Main Summer Concert Series Lyrics on the Lawn third concert begins Thursday, July 17 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.
Franky B and the New Chronic Dream
Franky B is a Greeneville native singer/songwriter front man for his newest incarnation of the New Chronic Dream, which is actually known by many as the band Bootleg Turn. New Chronic Dream’s band members all hail from Greeneville, TN with Russ “Dawg” Overholt playing drums, Stacy Everhart on guitar, Eric Moon on bass and Franky B on vocals. It’s a little rock and little soul.
Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band
Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is becoming known started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone the fiddlin’ and singing talents that God has so graciously blessed him with and has won many competitions along the way. At ten years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues with his band throughout the region; Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ, Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class, Song of the Mountains and WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass concert series to name a few. Carson has also had the honor to play on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as play with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate. On March 28th of 2014, Carson’s dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to come and perform with him and Kentucky Thunder. In May 2014, Cason was asked to reappear at the Opry, but this time with his own band.
Carson says winning trophies and getting your name in the newspaper is “really cool” but that is not the main reason he works so hard at his music. “It’s all about using the talent GOD gave me to make people smile!” Carson truly loves to entertain people!
Carson has been blessed to have a great band to help him entertain audiences at local venues around the region performing old-time, bluegrass and gospel music. The band consists of Tom and Bobbie Dier from Greene County, TN and Carson’s father, Jamie Peters.
Tom plays the bass or “big fiddle” as Carson calls it. In addition to playing a great bass for the band, Tom is also a writer and loves to farm on their property in Greene County.
Bobbie is a musician of many talents and has been an avid bluegrass and old time music fan for many years. In addition to playing the mandolin for over thirty years, Bobbie also plays banjo, guitar, and mountain dulcimer and is an alumnus of the ETSU Bluegrass Program.
The rhythm guitar in the band is played by Carson’s father, Jamie. He has loved bluegrass since starting to play guitar at age 8. After a long break from playing the guitar, his love for pickin’ was reignited when Carson began playing. In any spare time, Jamie also loves restoring and driving old muscle cars.Carson is truly blessed to have these fine Christian musicians in his band.Carson lives in Piney Flats, Tennessee with his parents Jamie and Robin. When he is not “fiddlin’ around”, he is just an ordinary country boy who enjoys baseball, hunting, riding his four wheeler and going to church.
In addition to entertaining with his band, Carson plays music with his special friends, Howard and Vivian Hammonds, and their fine gospel group, Headed Home, in churches around the region. He also frequently entertains at area nursing homes as well as the VA hospital in Johnson City.
You can get more info about The Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band and upcoming shows at their website www.fiddlincarsonpeters.com
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 Fido Friendly pet area is available. Next concert will be Thursday, July 24th. Visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org for more information.