September 24th, 2011
At 1:00 Catch the Flat Rascals on the Main Stage
The Flat Rascals consist of 7 members:
Greg McCord Matthew Skelton Philip Jacobs
Darin Cochran Jeff Breece Joel Breece Randy Prince
This group graces our community with their daily work where we find them in the schools, in the shops, and businesses all around town. And when they hit the stage they certainly generate some musical fun performing for events that span fundraisers for the Humane Society, Grinders Switch Art Show and many others. Humbly they describe themselves, “We are just a group of local guys that enjoy music and we play anything from bluegrass to country to southern rock.” And the crowds love them!
The four voices of Tessitura Quartet are also members of Metro Nashville Chorus and Sweet Adelines International. We sing four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Barbershop, like jazz, is a uniquely American art form that has its roots in the African American traditional of close, a cappella harmonies. Barbershop refers to the arrangement of the song, and almost any song can be arranged in the barbershop style.
Whether barbershop is sung by men or women, the four harmony parts are referred to as Tenor, Bass, Baritone, and Lead. The Tenor sings the high harmonies that soar above the melody line; Kat Greene is Tessitura’s Tenor. Deborah Miller is our Bass; she creates the foundation of the barbershop chord with rich, low harmonies. Paulette Hatalosky sings the challenging Baritone line, which creates the distinctive barbershop sound as it weaves over and under the melody line. Jennifer Palus is our lead and usually has the melody, though some songs or portions of songs shift the melody to another part.
Tessitura has competed four times at Sweet Adelines International Regional Contest. We were very proud to be awarded 2008 Novice Quartet, 2009 Most Improved Quartet, 2011 Most Improved Quartet and also in 2011 we earned 5th Place Quartet medals. We plan to continue our journey together and will compete again in March 2012.
Barbershop harmonies are a joy to sing, and we encourage any interested women to check out the Metro Nashville Chorus at www.metronashvillechorus.org …or just ask us and we’ll be happy to share more about our favorite pastime: singing!
Michael Campbell: Will be playing on the main stage from 3-3:40pm. He is a young man with talent apparent from the time he was 7 playing classical compositions like a professional. You will hear an assortment of music from his keyboard since he excels in all musical sounds.
Michael Campbell is a senior in high school. He has been playing the piano for 11 years. He enjoys playing pretty much all kinds of music from country to jazz, top 40, etc. He has been a member of the Grinder’s Switch Ensemble for the past three years and plays each Saturday morning from 10 – 11:30 a.m. live at the Chamber of Commerce in Centerville and can also be heard on Kix 96.
Debuting at 4:15 on the Main Stage is the Puddin’ Players
The girls are on a road trip and are looking for another great “Meat & Three” restaurant. But this time, Thora has a special “mission”. She is looking for the best banana pudding recipe she can find, and she will go to any lengths to get it! A caravan trip via interstate runs into a traffic jam and hilarity ensues! Please join the fun when the Puddin’ Players take the stage at 4:00 p.m. with the one act play, “Driving Us Bananas.”
As a special treat for the evening join us to hear the wonderful music of In His Image at 6:00 pm
In His Image will perform on the Main Stage for the Grand Closing of the evening starting a 6:00pm and later joining Steve Turner and Angie Laster for the Grand Finale of the Festival until 8pm.
This group can make the rafters ring to their harmony and powerful singing. They recently were featured at the Williamson County Fair. Their web site is www.inhisimagequartet.com for more about the group.
Then at 7:00 pm Angie Laster graces us with her beautiful music with Steve Turner and his heartful song….
An·gie [an-jee] – noun – messenger, a person who carries a message
Destined to perform from age five, Angie Laster would tiptoe into the Pleasantville Pentecostal Church where her father ministered and climb onto the piano bench. With Angie at the keyboard, that baby grand echoed throughout the sanctuary with refrains from Dolly Parton to James Taylor. Even though Angie was often caught mimicking those “worldly” tunes, it never dampened her spirit. During those formative years in that little church, along with her musicianship, Angie developed a strong faith that can still be heard in her music.
At the age of twelve, while mastering the guitar, bass, piano and accordion, Angie’s songwriting skills emerged. Properly, her inaugural recording, Angie Laster Gospel, included one of her own creations. This collection of hymns compiled for her greatest inspiration, her grandmother, reflects Angie’s faith, family and musical flair.
Encompassed by a supportive family, Angie set her sights on Music Row. After all, her writing, performing, and recording are like breathing. Her style is reminiscent of her small town roots, “down to earth and pure.” Whether interpreting a classic tune or a self-penned ballad, Angie’s soulful voice wraps itself around every syllable capturing the deepest emotion imaginable, as demonstrated on her sophomore project, Angie Laster Old School.
Angie characterizes herself as “country in an educated way.” Fusing her rural roots with life’s seasoning and enduring faith lends her music a familiar ring yet maintaining a distinctive sound. At the forefront of inspiration are her two daughters, who give her plenty of reasons to take up pen and paper. Additionally, her melodies reflect romance, heartache and conviction.
Also an entrepreneur, Angie manages Terrell Branch Music Group, a publishing company, record label and recording studio. With two CDs and one in production, live appearances, exposure on WSM and the internet, Angie’s music is touching more and more lives every day.
When asked what she wants fans to know about her, she comments, “I am as passionate about music as I am my family. It is a gift from God that I do not take for granted. “
Continuing to write, perform and record, Angie’s goal is to “impact as many people as I can through my music.” And with that, Angie has only just begun, because Angie Laster is a messenger.
You may have heard Steve Turner on the Grinder’s Switch Hour every Sat. morning with the Grinder’s Switch Ensemble at the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce on KIX96 or maybe at the church on Sunday morning. He’s been playing guitar and singing since age 11. He is a pillar in the community by actively working to make our community a place we all want to live. He owns KIX96 radio station and is gracing us with his heartfelt country twang…a treat for us all.
At 8:00 pm In His Image will join Steve Turner and Angie Laster to bring us all home!
Wow! What an awesome day of incredible music and theater right here in Hickman County TN. We’ll see you there!
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