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Bluegrass musicians take over the stage at Music in the Mountains

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Loft Line Dancers of Horseshoe Bend [Order this photo]
The Music in the Mountains gang brought traditional Blue Grass and Country Music together for a fantastic show on Saturday evening, July 21 at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The Hwy. 289 Band, along with Amy and Darrell Brown, Cameron Shaver, David Sherrell, Whitney King and Blue Dogwood kept the old theatre rockin' with songs like Rockytop, Mule Skinner Blues, Girls' Night Out, Blueberry Hill, Flowers on the Wall and Kiss an Angel Good Morning.

Melodie Clemmons threw in some Connie Smith, Ron "Doc" Yow performed a couple of his signature CCR covers, Sherrell did Buddy Holly's Oh Boy, and Brown did a fine rendition of Lorrie Morgan's Picture of Me without You.

Young Cameron Shaver, who performs as a regular at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View clogged his way into the audience's hearts to the tune of Do You Love me (Now That I Can Dance). Shaver, 14, placed in three out of five competitions at Branson, Missouri recently, has been State Junior Champion Clogger twice in a row, and will perform in Nashville, Tennessee this September.

The band had some fun with visitors, playing Nilsson's 1971 hit, Coconut, and inviting members of the audience to join in a sing-a-long.

Long-time member of the Music in the Mountains Show, Jerry Kipper performed Folsom Prison Blues, followed by another regular guest, Ron Hart, who sang Welcome to My World.

A highlight of the first half was Sherrell's performance of Vince Gill's Go Rest High on that Mountain, and guest Whitney King added her rendition of Adele's Set Fire to the Rain. The gang ended the first half of the show with a medely of Gospel favorites, and, by special request, birthday boy Doc Yow did Wipeout.

Following intermission and the 50/50 drawing, the Loft Line Dancers performed to Boot Scoot Boogie and Trashy Women. For the balance of the evening, guest were treated to Contemporary Blue Grass with the Blue Dogwood band, who have become a local favorite.

Of course, the volunteers were on hand to grill those burgers and hot dogs everyone looks forward to, and the gals behind the concession counter were fixing up root beer floats while Bob Barnes kept the corn poppin'.

Melodie announced that the MITM group will sponsor the Carson and Barnes Circus, which will return to Horseshoe Bend on Wednesday, September 19. More information to come!

The Music in the Mountains Show is performed on the third Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located in the lower Diamond B Mall (behind the grocery store) off Hwy. 289 in Horseshoe Bend. Admission is free, by donation only. Concessions are available.

For more information, visit www.musicinthemountains.builtfree.org, or call Emcee/Founder Melodie Clemmons at 870-373-3303.

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