Friday, September 26, 2008

The Mountain Music and Medicine Show is On The Air, Saturday at 8pm on GPB Radio

Join us Saturday night at 8pm right after A Prairie Home Companion for The Mountain Music and Medicine Show, recorded live at the Historic Holly Theater in Dahlonega, Georgia. You'll hear plenty of old-time mountain music and a few jokes so old you'll have to blow the dust off of them. One of Rickey Bevington's favorite bands, Little Country Giants, will pick a few songs along with Bluegrass Alliance and the White Path Band. So give a listen and stay away from Doc Johnson's Wizard Water and you'll have a good time and hear some of the best of Appalachian mountain culture on GPB. For those of you who enjoy the show, you might be able to get a couple of tickets to the last scheduled live performance of the season, coming up October 4, by going to the web site linked to above.

Friday, September 19, 2008

GPB On Stage Features Chuck Leavell On Rickey Bevington's Bonus Tracks Saturday Night at 8pm

Join Rickey Bevington for a special edition of GPB On Stage with Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell. Chuck joins Rickey in GPB's Radio Performance Studio for an hour-long interview and performance. He shares memories about his start in the music business, how he landed gigs with the Allman Brothers Band and the Rolling Stones, tour life as well as his wife and two daughters, and his other career as a tree farmer at his middle Georgia plantation. Leavell performs classic songs like "Tumblin' Dice," "Down the Road a Piece," "Georgia On My Mind," and original compositions.

GPB’s Rickey Bevington had a great time doing this show. "Spending an hour in the studio with Chuck Leavell was like spending time with an old friend. He was eager to talk about his early days with the Allman Brothers Band and his 25 years touring with the Rolling Stones. He also opened up about the secrets to his 35-year marriage and his passion for protecting the environment. Having a personal concert with him playing our Steinway piano was an experience I won't forget. Our listeners will enjoy this intimate interview and performance from a fellow Georgian."

GPB On Stage airs Saturday nights at 8pm immediately following A Prairie Home Companion. Featured shows upcoming include include The Mountain Music and Medicine Show from the Holly Theater in Dahlonega on Sept 27, Eddie’s Attic Presents on October 4, and Evening Star from The Sautee Nacoochee Center on October 12.