What a great concert! Mt Ida and the Front Porch were graced with beautiful weather and great music! The Clark Family Trio came to us from Searcy and Little Rock.
The band are Cindy Clark (Mom) on Bass and vocals, Sallie Ann Clark on guitar and vocals, and Bill Nesbitt on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that Sallie Ann is only thirteen years old! She’s been singing since the age of four and somewhere along the way learned to play guitar under the excellent tutelage of Bill. Bill Nesbitt is an accomplished teacher of stringed instruments, and many of his students have gone on to professional careers in music. This was their third appearance on our porch.
The show was a masterpiece of great tunes with a variety of styles and genres, with something for every musical taste. Sallie Ann was called upon and delivered outstanding versions of great tunes such as Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky”, George Gershwin’s classic “Summertime”, Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay”, Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home”, and Patsy Cline’s “Blue”, to mention a few. We see great things in this young lady’s future.
The song selection for this concert was beyond excellent as they covered tunes from many popular artists such as John Prine, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mack, The Steel Drivers, Patsy Cline, The Dillards (the famous “Darling Family” on Andy Griffith), Crosby Stills and Nash and more.
If you missed this show, you missed a great concert, but you have a chance to see them in October when they will be doing an opening set for the Bill Nesbitt Show. One of Bill’s other projects is the Tall Timber Bluegrass Band, who will be featured on the porch for the first time October 14th!
The Front Porch Stage wants to thank Cindy, Sallie Ann, and Bill for making that long drive down
to Mount Ida and for playing such a great show for us. We look forward to them coming back in October!
And as always, Big Thanks for everyone who came out to support live music, and special thanks to our volunteers who make it happen.