THE GRANNY WHITES RETURN TO PERRY COUNTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Popular All-Girl Band Join Two Local Favorites
After a rough past weekend in Lobelville weather-wise, the weekly and free-admission Perry County series Music On Main Street returns to Linden this Saturday, June 8. Last Saturday night’s threat of rain and severe storms forced the concert and radio broadcast indoors to Lobelville’s Civic Center / Public Works Building, where Mike Webb, Joe Sun, Brent Anderson and others entertained a safe and dry crowd.
This coming weekend, the fun-loving, all-girl Nashville band, the Granny Whites, bring their mix of Americana rock and bluegrass, hopefully outdoors, to the Perry County Courthouse Square for a fun Saturday night of music.
Also on the Music On Main Street program this Saturday night are two local entertainment main-stays, who have been playing music in Perry County for decades. Avid fisherman and community workhorse Manuel Ledbetter and his friends will kick off the evening thirty-minutes early at 7:00 PM, with their downhome style and extensive playlist. And then, following the Granny Whites’ original set, local bandleader Herbert Hinson and his musicians will play older rock and roll, country music standards and audience requests to close out the June 8th evening.
“The Granny Whites are a soulful group of musicians who make music from the depth of their being,” quoted Kara Della, with Nashville music publisher Caramel Apple Publishing. “With steep roots in jazz and folk, The Granny Whites also sprinkle in a dash of acoustic Americana simplicity to get your mountain-self begging for more.”
Since they formed in early 2011, The Granny Whites have been performing in and around Nashville, at several popular musical hotspots including 12th& Porter and The Exit/In. They have also toured around Tennessee and Kentucky to festivals and community events, such as Music on Main Street. The Grannies also play fund-raisers and support numerous charitable organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank, Make-A-Wish Foundation, YWCA-Nashville, the Nashville Humane Society, and the American Cancer Society.
With a distinctive panache like no other, the combination of these musicians creates an intelligent and multi-layered production. The genre of this band really has no title and no boundary. It exists in their unique ability to add a twist of “Granny” to every song they perform. The Granny Whites are a five-member, all-female band that bring the hot Summer sound of Tennessee to your ears. As their bio states, ‘with powerful and original lyrics, backed by instrumental talent to match, The Granny Whites remind us that real music is still alive and well’.
Herbert Hinson’s resume starts with the 1960’s versatile band The Silvertones, who played all over several counties, back in the day. Herbert and his late brother Ricky Hinson, later formed their own band and played for over twenty years together, in and around Perry County.
Manuel Ledbetter also has a long-standing history of playing music whenever and wherever he’s asked. As talented leader, he is joined by many other local musicians, who always enjoy getting together and playing music for the community.
All of the Summer-long, free-admission weekly Music On Main Street shows are “rain or shine”, with nearby dry locations, in the event of any threatening weather. Linden’s weather-alternative indoor site is right across the street from the courthouse, at the Mason’s Building on the square. Please bring blankets and / or outdoor chairs for optimum seating comfort.
The Music on Main Street Summer Saturday Nights concert series is sponsored by the Buffalo River Review and co-produced jointly by Linden, Lobelville and Perry County. For more information, call 615-876-3400, or find Music on Main Street (with the black and white Johnny Cash profile picture) on Facebook.