The Odeon Preservation Association presents singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines at the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday July 16 at 7:00 p.m. Reservations for the performance are $15 per person and may be made in advance. With Terri on guitar, harmonica and mandolin and Lloyd on guitar, mandolin, pedal steel and dobro they have played some of the most celebrated venues and festivals across the United States and Europe. A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Hendrix is a firm believer in the theory that “life’s too short for one genre,” dodging musical pigeonholes by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own that plays like a lovingly compiled mix-CD. Add to that her charismatic stage presence and reputation for always delivering an energetic and spiritually uplifting live show (from intimate listening rooms to huge outdoor festivals), and it’s no wonder why she’s been embraced by three generations of loyal fans around the globe.In 2010, Hendrix was inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, joining such Lone Star luminaries as Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Doug Sahm. She’s also co-written a Grammy-winning song (the Dixie Chicks’ “Best Country Instrumental,” “Lil’ Jack Slade,” off their 2002 “Home” album), and was recently (February 2011) given an Outstanding Alumni Award by Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where she majored in music and studied opera on scholarship. The award is given each year to three alumni who have attained outstanding achievements in their field of endeavor, community, state or nation. Meanwhile, St. Mary’s University in her hometown of San Antonio honored Hendrix with a 2010 Art of Peace Award, for creating art in the service of peace, justice and human understanding. In addition Terri has won several local music awards in San Antonio and Austin (including “Best Singer-Songwriter,” “Best Folk Act,” “Best New Band,” “Songwriter of the Year,” “Female Entertainer of the Year,” Female Vocalist of the Year”).Throughout “Cry Till You Laugh,” Terri’s latest album, she spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with the poetic grace and melodic ?air that has long been her trademark. England’s Maverick approvingly declared the album “a 100% Terri Hendrix tour de force,” and the Dallas Morning News called it “refreshingly eclectic.” USA Today spotlighted the song “Einstein’s Brain” as a “Playlist” top 10 pick of the week, calling it “a bittersweet reflection on life’s limits, rendered with Hendrix’s usual rootsy grace,” and rock ’n’ roll legend Al Kooper picked “Slow Down” as one of his favorite downloads of 2010. “I love this track,” Kooper wrote in his Boston Herald column, while also marveling at Hendrix’s prolific track record as an independent artist: “Terri is truly a self-made woman. With 12 albums in release on her own label since 1996, she makes me jealous.Terri’s last performance in Mason was a big hit and one of the most heavily attended of all Mason concerts. Make advance reservations for this special show for all ages by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856 by July 6. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at Concerts@TheOdeonTheater.com. Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Theater Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the oldest continually operated single screen movie theater in Texas and to make it into a multipurpose facility for movies and performing arts. The OPA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.