The first concert of the season is George R. Heard -- Harmonica Red & the New Heard, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at 7 pm.
All you really need to know about these guys is their fanatical following of “Harp Heads” number in the thousands and drive hundreds of miles to get a serving of Harmonica Red and The New Heard’s original “Cosmic Swamp Rock”. Harmonica Red and The New Heard will be on the road this year in support of his four CDs, “Harmonica Red Volume One”, “Louisiana Swamp Blues”, “Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll”, and his latest release on Paid Records and TOP 10 FINALIST in the 2008 INTERNATIONAL BLUES FOUNDATIONS ‘BEST SELF PRODUCED CD’ competition: “I Was Born in Louisiana.” They will also be performing new material from an upcoming CD to be released Summer 2014. The New Heard consists of Lexingtonians Guitarist Lindsay Olive and Drummer Eric Sheilds (“Big Bill” Morganfield [Muddy Waters’ Son]), Bassist Matt Noel and newest member, Keyboardist Trey Huffman (Anthony Gomes, Two Ton Tommy). The reason for this group’s unparalleled sound is the many years of touring they have spent together, honing their unique sound song after song, night after night, year after year.
George Heard, aka Harmonica Red, is a legendary live performer and international recording artist who has performed with, toured and recorded with some of the true heavyweights of the Blues, Jazz and Rock worlds, including such diverse artists as Leon Russell, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Little Feat, Lee Oskar and WAR, Zachary Richard, The Meters, Rockin’ Doopsie Jr., Robert Jr. Lockwood, Larry Garner, Chris Thomas King, Dr. John, Bruce Daigrepont, Clarence Edwards, Rudy Richard, Jeff Foxworthy, David Allan Coe and of course his 5 ½ years, 3 CDs and 1 DVD with Big Al and The Heavyweights.
The second concert is Runaway Home, Monday November 3, 2014 at 7 pm.
Runaway Home is an Acoustic-Americana band, flavored with folk, bluegrass and country overtones and is based out of Nashville, TN.
Mark Elliott is the Troubadour of the group. A protégé of the legendary Tom Paxton and a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Mark has logged countless miles and stages around the globe. He is an accomplished songwriter, with scores of publishing contracts and cuts to his credit.
Gary Culley is the Guitar Slinger of the group. He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music, a Kerrville New Folk Winner as well, and a well-published songwriter. He plays guitar and mandolin, and is a great vocalist.
Lisa McCarter is the Mountain Songbird of the group. This Smoky Mountain native was one-third of the hit Warner Bros. Group, The McCarter Sisters, with multiple top ten singles, world-wide tours,