Classic Country and Western Swing on August 29
Country up-and-comer Amber Digby and western swing veteran Jody Nix will provide the dancing and listening music at the next Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, on Saturday, August 29, 2009.
Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer open the show at 6 p.m. playing classic country. Raised in Nashville, Digby has been called one of the most refreshing country singers in the decade. Her father performed with Loretta Lynn, her mother sang with the Grand Ol’ Opry, and her uncle is Darrell McCall. Her style is a pure country sound, akin to Connie Smith or Lorrie Morgan. Her two albums have won fans worldwide, and in 2008 Digby was named “Pure Country Female Vocalist” by the Academy of Western Artists.
Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys play traditional western swing from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Nix inherited his talent and love of music from his father, Hoyle Nix, who, with Bob Wills, created and defined western swing in the 1940s and 50s. Nix carries on that mix of pure, traditional western swing and true country music that keeps crowds on the dance floor. Nix surrounds himself with a topnotch band that puts on a high energy stage show suitable for the entire family. Jody has recorded seven albums and has been inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame.
Staff from the Longhorn Street Cafe will be serving up a sizzling barbecue meal with all the fixings beginning at 5 p.m. for as long as it lasts. For $8, guests can choose any two entrees from sausage, brisket, chicken, pork ribs, or pulled pork, accompanied by any two sides of pinto beans, potato salad, cole slaw, or green pea salad, topped with a dessert of peach cobbler. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available. Guests can also take advantage of extended shopping hours in the new museum store.
The music begins at 6 p.m., with gates open at 5 p.m.
The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with concert entrance on Milam Street. Admission is $12 ($10 with printout from web site - pioneermuseum.net). Students high school age and younger are free. Parking is free. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Roots Music is a series of live, open-air eclectic concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. The 2009 series finishes on September 26 with Cajun/Zydeco music.
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For information call 830-997-2835 or visit www.pioneermuseum.net.