Rock the Flock with Love on April 4, 2013
February 24, 2013
Join me and the Lightword Band at the Perry arts Center on Thursday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. for a concert of original music. Some great players are on tap for this concert, including: Mike Robinson on lead guitar; Cres Wise on the bass; John Gray Walker on drums; Mark Massey on percussion; and Joyce Campbell on keyboards and harmony vocals. come on out and hear a few tunes, enjoy the ambiance of the Perry Arts Center, and see others there you know and meet new folks! Pass word about the concert and join us for a rockin' good time!
The Pumpkin Patch Gig
October 29, 2012
The Lightword Band had a great time at the Andrew United Methodist Church "Pumpkin Patch Gig" on Friday, Oct 26. We were the first act up and were followed by Lifeside from the Sandersville area. The Pumpkin Patch was filled with pumpkins and the air was filled with music! The goodness of the love of God was lifted up and the community gathered for the concert was enthusiatic and joyous. The Andrew UMC shared warm hospitaility, reaching out to their neighborhood with pumpkins, music, and love!
Perry Music Festival 2012
October 28, 2012
The Perry Music Festival was a great success this year! Four stages plus the New Perry Stage and the Perry Arts Center stage were all up and running on October 20, 2012.
Myself and the Lightword Band performed on the First Baptist Church Stage. We played a solid extended set. Joining me were: Frank Tolson, bass; Mike Robinson, lead guitar; Mike Bailey, keyboard; and Logan Mill, drums.
"Rock the Flock!" Concert March 17, 2pm
February 11, 2012
On Saturday, March 17, myself, Roland Everett Fall, and The Lightword Band will present a Christian rock concert entitled "Rock the Flock!" The Concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. for three hours of music. We'll be playing all original music, new and old, and have a relaxed setting to enjoy extended song arrangements, but rockin' throughout. A great band of musicians (The Lightword Band) will present a solid sound that will move you! They are great players with a lot to offer, so come on by and listen to them wail! Here's the band set up: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, drums, bass, congas!
The Concert is free of charge, everyone receives a free complimentary admission ticket. Also, everyone at the concert may receive a free CD of my music. There are four CDs to choose from: The Lightword Cafe, The Farmer for the Lord, The Tragedy of 9-11, and Hay and Hope.
The location for "Rock the Flock!" is the Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Rd, Perry, GA. This is in downtown Perry, and the Perry Arts Center is also the location of the Perry Farmer's Market.
I hope you can join us for an afternoon music!
Perry Farmer's Market Season Finale This Saturday!
October 3, 2011
We've had a great season at the Perry Farmer's Market this season! On behalf of myself and all of the vendors at the Market, we want to say "Thank you!" to all of our Market patrons who have been so loyal and dedicated! We have enjoyed serving you and getting to know you! The Market has been a great place to find good food at good prices, but also a great place to enjoy the community of Perry and Middle Georgia. Thanks for making it so by being so friendly and neighborly at the Market. It's been a joy to meet you all at the Market each week.
We'll take a break for the winter and then be back in action on the second Saturday in May, 2012. I send out an email to all who are on the List (join today via the guestbook, or drop me an email). I'll keep you posted when it's time for the Market to begin again. Again, many, many thanks to all!
New Song Release: The Tragedy of 9-11 (Band Version)
September 2, 2011
The full band version of the song, "The Tragedy of 9-11" has been released by Apical Records and published by Rolling Twin Hills Publishing.
It is available at apicalrecords.com as an itune download.
New Songs at the Market
July 3, 2011
Each Saturday I am playing new songs that I have composed. I've got quite a few that I have been introducing into the repertory so come by and tell me what you think. I'm in the process of recording a new CD and I hope to have it out by the end of the summer. Come on by the Market and get a preview of some of the songs that will be on that new CD!
Live at The Perry Farmer's Market During The Summer!
July 3, 2011
Hi Folks! I'll be performing at the Perry Farmer's Market this Summer and into the Fall. I hope you will come by. I begin each Saturday at 8am and continue until 12pm. It's actually a good time to be out in the summer... cool, and interesting setting, among the folks our our community! I think you will enjoy it. We have shade available, cold drinks available, and good deals on a great variety of food products. I'll be on the Bandstand, so come on over and say hello while you are there!
Also, I send out an email newsletter each week about the Market, so if you like to subscribe, let me know on the guestbook page.
I hope to see you at the Market!
Perry Farmers Market Begins May 14
March 31, 2011
The Grand Opening of the 2011 season fo the Perry Farmers Market is Saturday, May 14 (second Saturday) from 8am to 12pm. The Vendors are excited and I understand that almost all of our great, dedicated vendors will be back along with some new vendors who want to get in on the action! And action it is! A great time of good food, good prices, and good community spirit. That's a good combination and makes for an exciting, high action Farmers Market!
I'll be on had with my music and a variety of new songs. Come on out, see neighbors and friends, buy some good fresh vegetables and fruit, baked goods, canned goods, ornamental plants, ready to eat snacks and lunches, and other delicious food items.
The Market is located in the parking lot at the rear of the Perry Arts Center (formerly the National Guard Building). The parking is plentiful and free. See you there!
Perry Dogwood Festival Performance Saturday, April 9, 2011
March 31, 2011
You are cordially invited to the 23rd Annual Perry Dogwood Festival on April 9 & 10, Saturday and Sunday. I will be performing with the Lightword Band on a venue location at the Festival. Please join me at the Festival, see the sights and come hear some music! We will be playing from 10:30 until 2:30. Bring your chair (I'll have some chairs available) and join us for a fun time.
The Festival includes a number of different kinds of events in addition to those taking place on Carroll Street. For more information go to www.perrydogwoodfestival.com
. There is no charge to attend this event and it is family friendly. See you there!
Cherry Blossom Festival Performance
March 31, 2011
I had the great joy of performing with The Lightword Band at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon on March 21. We had a good, solid performance and the Band did a fantastic job. Playing were Bobby Hardwick on keyboards and harmony vocals, John Walker on drums, Chris Crider on lead electric guitar, Tom Gordon on bass, and myself on guitar and vocals.
We performed a repertorie of songs that lifted up the caring and transforming love of God! It was a beautiful day, the audiance was warm, appreciative, and generous!
"Bells! Bells! Bells!" Performed By Miriam Marchetti
December 23, 2010
I had the pleasure and joy of performing one of my new Christmas songs, "Bells! Bells! Bells!" with Miriam Marchetti at the IHS and the Howell Cobb Sunday School Class Christmas parties at The Perry United Methodist Church. Miriam has a fabulous voice and it was a joy to hear her sing this song with feeling, emotion, and a beautiful voice. In addition to this song, which I accompanied with guitar, she performed a program of hymns and popular Christmas songs accompanied by Jan Kimbrel on the piano. The performance was superb! Thanks, Miriam and Jane!
Music All Day And In To The Night In Perry
October 26, 2010
Wow! What a day for music in Perry last Saturday! Five stages provided a diversity of music genres throughout the day and into the night! The turnout was strong and the atmosphere was festive and happy. In spite of the problems and challenges that we face, there is still a lot to celebrate!
The first annual Perry Music Festival is off to a good start! This Middle Georgia event has a number of strong qualities going for it: music diversity, multi-staging with good stage settings, good organization, and strong community support. As a Stage Manager of one of the Venues, the response I saw was enthusiastic and spirited!
My suggestion to Middle Georgia? Give it a try next year!
October 19, 2010
The Perry Music Festival
This Saturday, Oct 23
All Day! On Four Stages!
This Saturday The Perry Music Festival will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on four different stages throughout Perry!
I will be performing on the "Christian Stage" located at the First Baptist Church in Perry at 2:00 p.m. The music begins on this stage at 10:00 a.m. and will continue nonstop until 6:00 p.m.
The four other stages are: The Welcome Park Stage, The Commerce Street Stage, and The Rotary Park Stage. Continuous music will be performed throughout the day and The Commerce Street and The Rotary Park Stage will continue with music until 10:00 p.m.
Also, there will be a Tram available to take you from stage to stage if you desire to visit every venue. The Festival and the Tram ride are all free!
Food Vendors will be available at each site!
Come on out to The Perry Music Festival this Saturday if you can! This is a "big event" for the community, lots of bands and soloists participating, and lot's of fun planned!
See you Saturday!
Celebrate Recovery Band
June 3, 2010
The Celebrate Recovery Band of Crossroads United Methodist Church will join me on the Band Stand this Saturday, June 5, at 10 am. They are a Band with a purpose: to lift up the renewing and rebuilding love of God. Every Tuesday night they lead a worship service that focuses on how God can bless us with strength, wisdom, and the spirit of renewal. Celebrate Recovery is a ministry of renewal and hope!
The Band will begin about 10 am. I will have an umbrella and chairs set up for your convenience... we'll try to stay in the shade and cool. Water and lemonade are available at the Market, as well. Join us if you can!
The Perry Farmer's Market, 1121 Northside Road, Perry, GA, In the Parking Lot behind the Perry Arts Center. Call 478-218-2905 for more info.
The Perry Farmer's Market Is Picking Up Steam!
May 31, 2010
The Perry Farmer's Market is off to a good season. A number of new vendors are on the scene this year and as the growing season progresses, it will only get better. Last Saturday, May 29, we had several "full" moments when a large number of shoppers were in the Market. It was very exciting and fulfilling to the vendors who have worked hard to serve good, fresh vegetables and food products at good prices. Additionally, the community spirit was strong and visible: people were greeting each other, and the Market had a very friendly, fun atmosphere. Thanks so much to all who came out to this unique shopping experience. We appreciate you patronage!
Musically, the season has been good. I'm continuing to perform new songs week to week, as well as my standard repertoire. Occasionally, musical guests are stopping by, which keeps things exciting! Next Saturday, June 5, The Crossroads United Methodist Church Praise Band will join me on the Bandstand. They will begin about 10 am so come on out and hear this Band. They also play for the Celebrate Recovery program at Crossroads that is ongoing every week at their church.
See you next week if you can make it!
Perry Farmer's Market Underway
May 9, 2010
We had a great Perry Farmer's Market 2010 Grand Opening last Saturday, May 8. Many thanks to all who turned out for the event! We're off to a good start and as the season continues more vendors will join the Market as gardens and farms begin to produce.
Last Saturday we had a good representation of vendors selling vegetables, jams and jellies, chow-chows, soy candles, pork skins, coffee, lemonade, tea, spring onions, bulb onions, garlic (on the stalk), CDs, house plants of all kinds, baked goods, and more.
I'll be performing a number of new songs throughout the summer, so come on by when you can and hear some of my new tunes.
See you then!
Perry Farmer's Market Coming Soon!
March 26, 2010
The Grand Opening of the Perry Farmer's Market will be Saturday, May 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Market location in the parking lot of the Perry Arts Center in downtown Perry.
I will be on hand with music and a large number of vendors have signed-up to sell food products.
The Market has become a meeting place over the years where neighbors greet neighbors and good will and friendship is the order of the day! The Market ambience is casual and relaxed.
And don't for get our motto: Good food, good community spirit, good prices!
See you there!
Cherry Blossom Festival Performance
March 26, 2010
I will be in concert with The Lightword Band on March 27 (Saturday) at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, GA, from 11:30 A.m. to 12:30 p.m. Performing with me will be Cres Wise, Todd Marshall, Bobby Hardwick, and Mike Robinson.
The Cherry Blossom Festival is Macon's premier festival each year. There is a lot to do and see throughout the ten day event. Our performance will be in Central Park on the Coca-cola Main Stage. At this venue you will find a great variety of food booths as well as the fair rides and other exhibits.
Join me and the Band for a fun time at the Cherry Blossom Festival!
New CD Underway for 2010!
January 1, 2010
The big news right now is my new CD project: The Big Fish. The Title track, "Jonah! Jonah! Jonah!" is completed and the others will be recorded over the next several months. I'm hoping for a Spring or early Summer release. I'll keep you posted as it unfolds.
My other CDs are still available at CDbaby either via CD or downloads. Many thanks to those who have purchased the CDs and downloads... they are helping to finance this new CD project.
By the way, people ask me from time to time if I am available to do performances: the answer is yes, either as a solo or with the Lightword Band. I/we would be glad to come to your church, organization, or concert event. Just give me a call and see if I can work out the scheduling: 478-218-2905, or email me.
Thanks for your support and good will! God bless always!
January 1, 2010
Although we just rang in the new year... Hey!, it's still Christmas! That is, if you celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas! Epiphany (on January 6th) is the last of the Twelve Days of Christmas... so if your tree is still up (like mine), well, it's ok!
I had a great Christmas season, and surely hope you did too. Our Band (The Lightword Band) did a number of performances during the season, including the Mistletoe Market in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. The Market was quite an affair with a hugh selection of vendors, and a constant supply entertainment throughout the day. I recommend it next year as a part of your Christmas shopping experience.
Well, again... Merry Christmas! (and Happy New Year!)
I'll be at the Powersville Opry on October 10
October 3, 2009
I'll be in performance at the Powerville Opry on Saturday, October 10, from 8pm to 9pm. The Opry is a very friendly place to hear music and visit with friends. Everyone is welcome!
Directions: Proceed from Macon, Perry, or Warner Robins to the Ga 247 Connector (which is Watson Blvd in Warner Robins) west over the Interstate about three miles. Before you come to Hwy 49 you will see a sign that says "Fire Station". Turn left on to that road and proceed to the Opry which is just a short distance. Come on in and enjoy the evening.
There will be bands playing before us beginning about 6pm. There is no admission charge and refreshments are available. (Alcohol is not served at the Opry.) You may be interested in purchasing a raffle ticket during the evening for items that will be raffled.
I hope you can come by for the performance! See you there if you can make it!
The October Market Cool!
October 3, 2009
We had a great day at the Perry Farmer's Market today... the weather was beautiful, cool but sunny, and the Vendors were energized for the day. Many thanks to all those who came out to shop and visit at the Market today, we appreciate your dedication to the Market and your joyful attitudes each week. The community spirit is strong and dynamic at the Perry Farmer's Market!
Next Saturday, October 10, is the last Market for this 2009 season. We'd like to invite everyone to come by for one last shopping trip and celebrate the 2009 Season close with us. Thanks again for your week by week attendance at the Market. We appreciate you consistent, caring support. We'll pick up again on the second Saturday in May, and I'll send out a newsletter about that GRAND OPENNING SATURDAY when we get into April 2010. (Wow! It's 2010!)
Next Week is Fair Saturday and there will be a lot of activity downtown due to the parade and the Ga National Fair. It should be exciting. Don't let the traffic dissuade you from coming by the Market... we'll be set up and ready early for your visit! See you next Saturday for the 2009 Season Finale Celebration!
Beautiful Market Day
September 21, 2009
We've had a lot of rain lately, but Saturday morning was rainfree and even had some sunshine later in the morning. The temperatures are cooling off as well, so it was quite comfortable shopping outdoors this past Saturday. Many thanks to all who turned out, we appreciate you dedication to the Market!
The vendors are busy each week preparing to serve you with good, fresh vegetables, baked goods, peanut products, and more. They do a good job each week and are grateful for your steady support each week. The work hard to live up to out motto: "Good food! Good prices! Good community spirit!" They are a friendly group who look forward to interacting with you each week.
The Market will continue through the first two weeks in Octobver but reopen again in the Spring. If you are not on my email list, you can sign-up and I will send you Market Letters each week. I won't be doing this, of course, during the off season, but I'll send you a letter before the Market opens next spring so you are reminded to join us for the grand opening!
Again thanks for the support! See you next week if you can make it!
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The Fall Market Continues
September 7, 2009
The Perry Farmer's Market opened in the Spring, continued all Summer, and will be open in the Fall through the second Saturday in October. So, we still have a number of Market's upcoming before the season ends for the year. Many thanks for your support throughout the Spring and Summer and we invite you to let your friends know that the Market will be available for five more weekends.
Musically, last Saturday I performed a number of songs that go way back in my repertoire, and some that are new but have been seldom performed. I'll be presenting several new songs over the next few weeks and invite you to come by and listen to a few new tunes. By the way, this coming Friday is a time of rememberance and prayer as we reflect on the terrible events of 9-11. I wrote a song, "The Tragedy of 9-11", about that day and time. You can hear it on this web site. (Go to Music.) I've offered it to a local radio show for use in their program as a way to help the community in it's time of rememberance, but I'm not sure they will use it. If they do, it will be pm FM 99.9 between 3pm and 6pm.