The April 20 concert is themed “Strings Attached!” and will feature as guest artist, Pete Huttlinger, who is recognized as a virtuoso acoustic guitar musician. Buddy Greene, who performed last year with the SSSB, personally recommended Pete to band president, Dwight Wages.
“Pete is another internationally known Nashville artist whose technique on the acoustic guitar will amaze our audience,” Wages says. “He cut his guitar chops playing with the John Denver band, was the National finger-picking guitar champion, and is a composer of his own music. Pete has a great sense of humor which he mixes into his performances.”
“Nashville artists such as Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes, and John Oates (of Hall & Oates) are just a few of his admirers who recognize Pete as an extremely gifted musician”, Dwight continues. “We are very fortunate to be able to attract guest artists of this caliber. It is a credit to the SSSB, and our audiences who have appreciated having talent like Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, and now Pete coming to Crossville to share their brand of entertainment.”
Check out Pete Huttlinger on YouTube playing Stevie Wonder’s Superstition to see what a treat you are in for to hear Pete in person.
The concert program for Strings Attached! is as follows:
1) Klaxon march by Fillmore, 2) Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) – cornet soloist Joel Tillman, 3) Hey Jude – featuring Pete Huttlinger with the Southern Stars, 4) I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables), 5) “Neath the Dublin Skies” – featuring Brandon Jones on a euphonium solo, 6) Little Fugue in G Minor by JS Bach, 7) Vitae Aeternum (Eternal Live) – featuring a major brass band work built around 3 hymn tunes. INTERMISSION 8) a 30 minutes set of solo selections by Pete Huttlinger, 9) Liberty Fanfare – celebrating the centennial of the Statue of Liberty, 10) Make His Praise Glorius, 11) Sing, Sing, Sing – featuring Pete Huttlinger, Chris McCormick (jazz trumpet), and Kurt Snider (trap set) accompanied by the SSSB.
Tickets are $20 for Adults, $5 for students, and are available at the following locations: Cumberland Eye Care in Fairfield Glade, First National Bank of TN branches in Crossville and Fairfield Glade, Bed & Biscuit Kennels, and at the Cumberland County Playhouse box office and website (a small handling charge will apply at CCP).
The concert is being held at the Central Baptist Church in Crossville, not at our regular venue of Stone Memorial High School. The church is located at 1346 S. Main Street, at the intersection of Miller Bypass and Highway 127 South. The sanctuary seats nearly 1,200, and there is a wonderful balcony for those who enjoy looking down into the the band to see all of the musicians. Click here for a map: http://goo.gl/maps/IfU8K