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      From: steve grauberger [mailto:steve@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:17 PM
      To: alabamafolklife@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [AlabamaFolklife] Last Jubilee Concert in Boaz is free, bring
      chairs




      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



      July 9, 2004

      Contact: Barbara Reed

      Public Information Officer

      (334) 242-4076, ext. 223

      barbarareed@...









      Free Concert in Boaz on July 30th --

      ALABAMA JUBILEE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION



      The Birmingham Sunlights will perform with three other groups in a FREE
      public concert in Boaz, Alabama on Friday, July 30th. The concert is
      the
      last of in the series called “An Alabama Jubilee: A Musical
      Celebration”
      that features the Birmingham Sunlights, The Gary Waldrep Band, Jerry
      “Boogie” McCain and the Mariachi Garibaldi. The city of Boaz is
      sponsoring
      the performance. The concert will begin at 6:00 P.M. in the park behind
      the
      Vanity Fair Outlet Center and concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn
      chairs. For more information, contact Neal Terrell at 256-593-8670.

      An Alabama Musical Celebration is a part of the Alabama Jubilee concert
      series produced by the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a
      division of
      the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and is presented in cooperation
      with
      the Alabama Folklife Association. The performance features four
      outstanding
      musical groups.

      The BIRMINGHAM SUNLIGHTS have appeared at
      concert
      halls and festivals across the country, including the National Folk
      Festival. They have toured Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Australia,
      and
      have performed on Garrison Keillor's American Radio Theatre. They
      accompanied Governor Siegelman to France as cultural ambassadors of
      Alabama.
      Receiving their earliest a cappella gospel training in the youth choir
      of
      the Church of Christ, the Sunlights trained under some of Jefferson
      County's
      most eminent gospel quartets, including the Sterling Jubilee Singers.
      For
      nearly 25 years, the Sunlights have been electrifying audiences with
      their
      dynamic performance of brilliant quartet harmony.

      The GARY WALDREP BAND, from the community of Kilpatrick,
      near
      Boaz, in northeastern Alabama, is among the finest old-time/bluegrass
      bands
      in the southeastern United States. Banjo player/fiddler/vocalist Gary
      Waldrep was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album "Vintage
      Bluegrass,"
      and has twice been named "Old-Time Banjo Player of the Year" by the
      Society
      for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBM). Raised on the musical
      traditions of Sand Mountain, including Sacred Harp singing, old-time
      claw
      hammer banjo, fiddling and close harmony singing, Waldrep previously
      performed with the Warrior River Boys, Wendy Bagwell and the
      Sunlighters,
      and the Sand Mountain Boys, before creating his own band in the
      mid-1990s.

      JERRY "BOOGIE" McCAIN began his recording career in 1953, and, during
      that
      50-year career, the Gadsden, Alabama native has become recognized,
      throughout the world, as among the premiere blues harmonica players and
      vocalists. McCain earned the nickname "Boogie" when he began playing
      harmonica on the streets of Gadsden at the age of five. In his early
      career, McCain traveled the so-called "chitlin" circuit, performing at
      juke
      joints throughout the South, but always returning to his home-town of
      Gadsden. Over the years, McCain has cut dozens of albums and has toured
      with the Drifters, the Temptation, Otis Redding, Rufus and Carla Thomas,
      William Bell and Freddy King. He has been a regular on the European
      blues
      festival circuit and was the subject of a cover feature in Living Blues
      magazine.

      MARIACHI GARIBALDI, since their arrival in Montgomery in
      1997,
      have established themselves as quintessential performers of traditional
      Mexican ensemble music. Outfitted in traditional "charro" (Mexican
      cowboy)
      costumes, Mariachi Garibaldi feature the distinctive mariachi sound of
      trumpet, vihuela, guitarron, violin and vocal. This music has become
      emblematic of the many Mexican natives who have immigrated to Alabama in
      the
      last 20 years. Jose Hernandez founded Mariachi Garibaldi in 1986 in New
      York, after moving to the United States from Guadalajara. From 1988
      until
      1997, the band was based in Miami. Since their arrival in central
      Alabama,
      they have been in constant demand, performing at dances, festivals and
      other
      cultural events throughout the Southeast.

      For more information, contact Neal Terrell in Boaz at
      256-593-8670.



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