April 21, 2012 concert to feature Nashville entertainer, Buddy Greene

The final concert of the 2011/2012 season for the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass will be a fitting finish to another great season of music and guest artists. The concert is on Saturday, April 21 at 7pm and will be conducted by Dr. Steven Sudduth. This is a new time for a SSSB concert, but the evening concert should minimize conflicts with springtime golf and gardening.

Brassamataz! is the concert theme and will feature this outstanding instrumental ensemble performing big band hits of the swing era. In addition to this music which will have your body moving to big band beat of this 30 piece group, they have contracted with one of the top entertainers from Nashville.  Sponsors for this concert are:  Maestro sponsor – David Bell, State Farm Insurance; Baton Sponsor – Cumberland Eye Care, Dr. Stuart Galloway; and 2011/2012 Season Sponsor – Bed & Biscuit Kennel.  Guest Artist sponsors are:  First National Bank of TN,  Rush’s Music Stores, and Spirit Broadband Communications.

Buddy Greene, is a virtuoso harmonica musician, guitarist, vocalist and song writer who is comfortable performing across a wide variety of music genres.  Buddy GreenHe has produced 16 CD’s of his own, but it is his frequent appearances with the Bill Gaither Gospel group that most people are familiar.   Buddy composed the music for the hit Christmas song Mary Did You Know? to the lyrics of Mark Lowry of the Gaither Gospel quartet.   He is excellent performing across a wide variety of music genres which makes him great to hear in concert.  Buddy is featured in many YouTube videos, so just Google YouTube and input his name to view his performances. His Carnegie Hall video is sure to impress you with his virtuoso performance of classical music.  For further information, Buddy’s website is:  http://www.buddygreene.com/buddyGreeneHome.html

For this unique concert, the Southern Stars will perform big band medleys of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, “Sing, Sing, Sing” – the Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman hit, Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a la Turk”, and Weather Report’s “Birdland”.   Buddy Greene will perform “Georgia, On My Mind” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” with the SSSB.   Then the audience will be treated to a separate 30 minute set of music where Buddy with be featured by himself, supported by his sideman, Jeff Taylor………..performing a variety of music to demonstrate their skills across selections of gospel, bluegrass, Irish/celtic, and even classical.

Tickets for this great concert are a tremendous bargain at $18 for adults and $5 for students.   A special “short season” ticket for the Feb. 12 and April 21 concert are $30 and can be purchased prior to the Feb. 12 concert.   To hear Buddy Greene perform would cost you at least this, and you will get the added benefit to have the outstanding musicians of the Southern Stars in concert as well.    You are getting essentially two concerts for the price of one!!    Individual tickets will be available for this concert beginning on Feb. 12.    Ticket sales locations will be: (1) First National Bank of TN locations in Crossville and Fairfield Glade, TN, (2) Cumberland Eye Care, Dr. Stuart Galloway in Fairfield Glade, (3) Bed & Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd., and (4) Cumberland Co. Playhouse box office at 931-484-5000 or at their on-line website (a small surcharge will apply for the CCP location).   Group sales for a minimum of 1o are available for $15/ticket via contacting Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939.

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