White Oak Bluegrass
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July got off to a great start with a fine Prairie Grove concert. We had a good crowd, and the weather was cooperating, with a nice breeze across the lawn.
We kicked off our evening with the playing of the National Anthem, and the band stayed in the patriotic mode, with Jerry Lambert doing a great job on “America”!
This week’s Prairie Grove show featured some special guests and some news from the band. This week, the band make up was Mark Willborg on vocals and leader of the band, Jerry Lambert on keyboards and vocals, Tommy Johnston on bass and vocals, Terry Kenzie on drums and vocals, Jake Powell on acoustic and vocals, and Joe Carmack on the electric guitar and vocals. The incredible Earnie Johnston on lead and rhythm guitar was a guest performer and played the entire show. Melissa Lewis was featured on a couple of tunes, and we got a peek of the future with Jeb Willborg doing a solo. There is music in his future for sure. Doyle Rowland took the evening off to recover from heat stress and was staying in the cool. This Saturday’s show was Jason (Jake) Powells “Farewell Party” as he takes leave from The Prairie Grove Band to join his nephew Hayden as the drummer for The Caddo Cowboys.
Prairie Grove will be back on the porch on September 3rd and we encourage you to come hang out with us!
Playlist from the show:
The first set; America, Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagles Fly, In Color, Unchain My Heart, Cowboy In Me, I’ve Got Mexico, Golden Ring (Melissa and Mark duet), Hesitation Blues, Garden Party, Loved Them Everyone, I’d Lie to You for Your Love, Coca Cola Cowboy, Fool Hearted Memory (Jeb Willborg solo), Killin’ Time, On the Road Again, and I Don’t Even Know Her Name.
The second set; Good Woman Blues, When I’m Far Away From You, Abilene, Coal Miner’s Daughter (Melissa Lewis), Circle, She’s Got the Rhythm, Woke Up In Love, Always Wanting you, Boogie Grass Band, My Farewell Party, and Old Time Rock and Roll.
Our thanks to the Prairie Grove Band and all their guest performers. You never really know what they’ll show up with but it’s always good!
Big thanks to the volunteers in the Back Porch Kitchen and the Possum Store!
Huge thanks to our visitors who came to us from all over Arkansas and to those folks from Oregon, California, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia! And, many thanks everyone for coming out to enjoy and support live music in Mt Ida!
Come Hang Around With Us!
It’s always special when two great musicians join up and put on a show! We were privileged to have Dave Almond, who resides just outside of Hope, AR, and John Talley from out there in Owley. When these two get together it’s always a good thing, and Saturday was no exception. They’re both great guitar players and having them swap licks made the show even better. This was Dave’s fourth time back on the porch, and John’s umpteenth.
Dave brought a few copies of his vinyl album, “Red Neck Blues”, and some CDs, which he gave away. He performed a few songs from that album. One highlight of the first set was John performing one of Dave’s tunes, with Dave adding some great guitar work. As the show progressed they took turns swapping leads. John did a great cover of Tom Petty’s “Heart So Big”, and Dave graced it with a fabulous guitar lead.
A small but enthusiastic crowd expressed appreciation to Dave and John for a fine show filled with original tunes. Many of our audience are fans of both of these great musicians!
Playlist for June 25th:
Set one: “Red Neck Blues,” “Bullet,” “Joneses,” “Heart So Big” (John ), “Testify,” “She Don’t Need Me” (John doing a Dave tune), “Don’t Try to Save Her,” “Someday,” “Go On Devil,” “How It Is,” “Incarceration,” “Johnny Valentine” (John), and “Buy That Now.”
Set two: “Take Your Time Coming Home,” “Chain Gang” (John), “I Been Lost,” “Rescue Me,” “Tell Me” (John), “Ophelia,” “My Bird Won’t Sing,” “Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat,” “War,” “Oklahoma Sand,” “Rage Repressive Passive Aggressive Manic Depressive Tendencies,” “Southern Belle,” and “Hit the Road Jack.”
Huge Thanks to Dave Almond and John Talley for the fine show! You guys are always appreciated and enjoyed on The Front Porch Stage!
Thanks to all our volunteers who make this possible, and Biggest thanks to all who come out to support live and original music. You’re the Reason! Come hang around with us!