Opening for The Lovell Sisters Band will be Spatial Effects which includes Tom Brown and David Crawford of Fat Shirleys fame. (The name of the band suddenly makes sense when you say it out loud; if youre Southern, that is.)
Residents of Calhoun, Ga., the Lovell Sisters Jessica, 19 (violin/fiddle); Megan, 16 (resophonic guitar); and Rebecca, 14 (mandolin) are joined by fellow Georgian Andy Nall, on bass, and 19-year- old guitarist Brad Frazier, of Evansville, Tenn.
The group performs a nice blend of originals written by the band members and spirited covers that run the gamut from Jim Croce to Bill Monroe to The Andrews Sisters. Their a cappella rendition of the latters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is a showstopper.
What: An Evening of Bluegrass
When: October 14 & 15 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 for all ages/$13 for groups of 10 or more
For reservations: Call Dalton Little Theatre (706) 226-6618 or contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: Call (706) 694-2411 in Dalton, or (706) 625-9819 in Calhoun, or contact spatialeffectbluegrass @yahoo.com
In February 2005, The Lovell Sisters Band performed live on Garrison Keillors A Prairie Home Companion on National Public Radio where they won the National Teen Talent competition.
The Lovell Sisters have been playing on the bluegrass circuit for over a year, and they have performed at many area and regional festivals, including the Box Car Pinion Festival, Down Home Days in Chickamauga, and Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston,
Although the band has only been together a brief period, the three Lovell sisters have been playing instruments and singing together all their lives.
We started on piano and violin, playing classical music, Jessica said. We had played with symphonies and quartets before, but when we were introduced to Bluegrass, we started our own band.
Area Bluegrass band Spatial Effects (also known as Subject to Change) will open for the Lovell Sisters Band. Spatial Effects is composed of Earl Brackin (mandolin and vocals) of Calhoun, Tom Brown from Dalton (banjo and harmonica), David Crawford (guitar and vocals), and Betsy Blankenship (vocals and upright bass) of Apison, TN.
The unique musical fare of Spatial Effects sets them apart from traditional Bluegrass bands. Spatial Effects is a musical meld of individuals that each bring something into the mix.
Most of Spatial Effects repertoire is composed of original songs which they often refer to as slightly bent bluegrass. These slightly bent songs range from variations of standard themes, as in the case of If You Sink Your Love - a twist on mountain murder ballads.
Many of the songs performed by Spatial Effects were written by Brown and Crawford for a two act musical entitled Fat Shirleys: A Trailer Park Opera, which was staged at Dalton Little Theatre in February 2005.
Brown and Crawford were among the showcased songwriters at the 2003 and 2004 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass trade shows.
This event is sponsored in part by Arbs Insurance, First National Bank of Chatsworth, and Mountain Music in Redbank, Tenn. Tickets may be purchased by telephone or email from the Dalton Little Theatre. Early reservations for best seating are strongly encouraged.
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