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Here is the second half of the Fall Concerts in Errol Allen Park!
Sponsored by Bob Hembree Chevrolet, the Marshall County Gas Board, the Marshall County Foundation for the Fine Arts, Rock House Eatery, Table6, the City of Guntersville, Total Dental Care- Guntersville, and our Members. Thank You!!!
September 12th The Lakeview Community Choir
September 19th Marsha Morgan
October 10th Mockingbird Lane
October 17th Watters/Felts Project
October 24th Charlotte Sometimes
October 31st Persons of Interest
All concerts will be held at Errol Allan Park in Downtown Guntersville, beginning at 6:30 pm, except for the October 31st concert which will begin at 6:00 pm. All concerts are FREE!! Make your plans TODAY!
Everyone is encourages to bring lawn-chairs and a picnic dinner….and a blanket...when it gets cold.
The Lakeview Community Choir: Made up of members from Saint Minor Primitive Baptist Church, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist and African Methodist Episcopal/Livingston Chapel in Guntersville, this gospel choir will enliven and uplift with an African-American style that tells of faith, struggle, praise, history and tradition.
Marsha Morgan (Marsha and the Mighty’s): “You name it, she plays it,” said Dianna Ratliff of Guntersville. “She’s awesome.” Performing an array of popular music, Morgan is best known for your acapella rendition of Janis Joplin’s “(Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me A) Mercedes Benz.” However, it doesn’t stop there. With a mix of blues, jazz and soul tunes (with a dash of country and folk), she is sure to entertain.
Mockingbird Lane: Mockingbird Lane is heavily influenced by artists such as John Mayer and The Beatles. The set list might also be laced with a bit of classic rock from the likes of Eric Clapton. The band was founded by a trio of Father and Sons in the summer of 2009; Chad Mosley on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Lee Mosley on Bass Guitar and Vocals, their Dad Phillip Mosley Vocals. The name Mockingbird Lane was chosen as the band’s name as a tribute to Chad and Lee’s grandparents. From the beginning some great musicians have joined them on stage for well over 175 performances. Currently JT Berry on drums and Tommy Lamb on keyboard complete the sound of Mockingbird Lane.
Watters/Felts Project: The Watters/ Felts Project are a Jazz sextet with a unique repertoire consisting of some jazz standards, many originals (by all members of the band) & non-jazz songs performed with a "jazz spirit.” Their main criteria in choosing songs are quality of writing (rather than genre). W/FP are not a "smooth jazz" group, but rather appeals to non-jazz as well as hardcore jazz audiences with an intensity and an edge they bring every performance. Based in & around Huntsville, Alabama, the ensemble is co-led by trumpeter/flugel-hornist Ken Watters & vocalist Ingrid Felts. Group members consist of vocalist Ingrid Felts, trumpeter Ken Watters, pianist Keith Taylor, bassist Abe Becker, drummer Marcus Pope & percussionist Darrell Tibbs.
Charlotte Sometimes: VH1 ‘You Oughta Know’ artist, Charlotte Sometimes, released her debut album, Waves and The Both of Us (Geffen Records), in 2008. She was named one of the "100 Bands You Need To Know" by Alternative Press Magazine and The New York Times has said "Her style earns her instant attention." While promoting WATBOU, she toured with artists Gavin Degraw, Pat Monahan, and Butch Walker, as well as participated in the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. She self-released two EPs in 2010 and 2011. Having recently competed on Season Two of NBC’s The Voice, Charlotte recently released a new EP entitled Circus Head produced by Today Kid on 10/30/12. That album's track "Paint the Sky" recently won first place in USA Songwriting Competition folk category and third place overall.
Persons of Interest: Based in Albertville, this wildly popular band plays music from the sixties and seventies; rock, blues and soul. For this concert, the band will be adding a few Halloween Rock ‘n Roll favorites to their already huge repertoire. Members include John Ard, Amye Groves, Mike Spurlin, Bill Hooper, Steve Couch, Jeff Baker, Mike Rives, Tim Mosley, Richie Whitehead, Robert Howard, and Charity Hardeman. This concert will be the highlight of a day of family oriented activities being planned by the Northtown Merchants, the Guntersville Public Library and MVAC.
"My kitchen is my art studio and that works out just fine because I do not cook." Guntersville native Dianne Rains Barnett has always painted when she had time. "I love the feel of a brush in my hand." Her works are done with acrylics and featuring Guntersville streetscapes, gardens and abstracts. She began doing streetscapes “ just to see if I could do them.” Her gardens and abstracts, however, are just plain fun. For Dianne, her paintings are always done freehand and the outcome is always a surprise. “Sometimes good, sometimes not so good.” Dianne has a Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville State University and after a very short high school teaching career has been involved with various businesses. Twenty-one years as a pawn broker is by far the most interesting. "I could write a book on that one."
Born and raised in Oxford, AL, Ed William has lived in Arab since 1983 and now considers it home. He became interested in fine art as a child when his grammar school teachers would praise him for his accurate sketching of animals. However, his life as an artist did not begin until an 8 ½ week stay in Jacksonville, FL where he was receiving treatments for cancer. It started as therapy, but has continued into the present. His is now a full time artist specializing in oils and acrylics.