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Ebert Brothers Show Slated

Special St. Patricks Show on Tap March 17

March 14, 2018
Wetzel Chronicle

The luck of the Irish will pour upon the Lincoln Theater Saturday, March 17 as the Ebert Brothers Family & Friends take the stage for a special St. Patrick's Day show. The show was originally slated for March 3; however, inclement weather had canceled the musical event. The theater's chairs had been removed in preparation for flooding from the Ohio River; thus, the facility was not ready for the March 3 event. The March 17 show will feature talent from Crandall Creek, Gage Joseph, and Robby Parsons.

Headlining the March 17 make-up show will be Crandall Creek. The local bluegrass band was started by Jerry Andrews, who serves as vocalist, guitarist, and song writer. With Andrews from the very beginning has been local sensation, Wyatt Kidd. Kidd masters the fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and vocals. The band has evolved and since grown to include other incredible talent. Doug Baker plays the guitar, while Bob Meade showcases his talent with the flat top, along with vocals, rhythm shaker, and percussion. Kevin Johnson plays bass, upright bass, guitar, piano, and also offers vocal talents. Rounding out the line-up is Dustin Terpenning on mandolin, banjo, and vocals.

Crandall Creek has opened several times and was the feature headliner last month at the Strand Theatre. The band has also played for a Veterans Day ceremony at Independence Hall.

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GAGE JOSEPH

Crandall Creek is quickly gaining attention and fans as the group continues to entertain people with renditions of several bluegrass classics, along with some original tunes.

Fourteen-year-old Gage Joseph hails from Bellaire, Ohio. He began singing as soon as he was able to talk, and he started school performances at the age of eight. Joseph spends his summers singing at county fairs, where he has won numerous Best of Show titles. He spends much of his time on the football and baseball fields, as a competitive player.

Joseph was a finalist in Lube Idol 2017, held in Wheeling, W.Va. He has recently begun playing guitar.

Joseph currently attends Shadyside Junior High.

Also taking the stage is sixth-generation Wetzel County musician, Robby Parsons.

In 2017, Parsons' band, The Acoustic Company, released its debut album, "Plays Dead." The work is an acoustic album, featuring songs of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. It was Parsons' fourth album release, and his first release since 2007's all original album, "Shades of Amber." Both albums featured contributions from Grammy Award winning piano player, Kofi Burbridge, of the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Parsons has been a mainstay on the Ohio Valley music scene for more than 20 years and has played in many bands, including the Anthony Riley Band, The Mike Parsons, KR-3, The Saturn Society, and The Get Down.

Parsons is currently working on an album of gospel songs that will be released in the summer of 2018.

If this isn't enough talent to attract folks to the Lincoln Theater, don't forget that the show will feature the regular cast and crew of the Ebert Brothers band, including regulars Dana, Johnny, Alan, Ron, Gary, Ray, Pat, Teresa, Ben Tharp, and Wyatt Kidd. Sound by Pat Henderson, and lighting by Donna Earley. Stage manager is Danny Billiter, and emcee is Carmen Harman. Sponsor coordinator is Delbert Lasure.

Advance tickets are available at Witschey's for $8, or $9 at the door.

 
 
 

 

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