August 9, 2017- Fort Payne, Ala- Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center (LRCC) is pleased to announce its first Country/Rock Concert featuring Nashville’s Aberdeen Green and regional talent American Hope. Special guests from Chris Robert’s School of Music will kick-off the event showcasing some of Fort Payne’s finest musicians.
The concert is set for Saturday, September 2, gates at 5:00 pm and show at 6 p.m. CST at LRCC in Fort Payne, Alabama. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
“We are excited to welcome Aberdeen Green to the Canyon.” said Pete Conroy, Director of Little River Canyon Center. “And of course American Hope has a special place in our hearts with roots on Lookout Mountain. These bands are going places!”
This Labor Day Concert will be a patriotic event where first responders will be recognized. “Gates will open at 5 pm, so we recommend guests arrive early to claim a place for their lawn chairs or blankets,” said Anna Lindsay, Canyon Center Manager, Sales and Services. “Local Volunteer Fire Department and Leesburg Italian Ice will be on-site with food and drinks available for purchase.”
“Our giant outdoor concert stage is designed for big shows, complete with multi-color LED stage lighting,” said Conroy. “It’s pretty special, but nothing compares to the natural backdrop of Little River Canyon National Preserve.”
Featured bands include:
Aberdeen Green has performed on many stages, including that of the 91st National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Presidents Park in Washington, DC. They have opened for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Maria Carey, Train, Janelle Monae, Renee Fleming, and The Avett Brothers. They have also shared the roster with several nationally acclaimed country artists such as Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd, Craig Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McMcoy and Lonestar. They are currently recording an album in Nashville, TN with father and son production duo Nick and Paul Worley.
The duo met at a local restaurant in Nashville and became fast friends. It was meant to be, says Amanda. What makes this meeting even more serendipitous? Each of these gals attended the same summer camp growing up and even took vocal lessons from the same coach. They both always believed they were meant to share the stage with someone else.
Carleys gritty, raw vocals are the culmination of her influences folk artists such as Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Bob Dylan and blues singers like Keb Mo and Eva Cassidy. Amandas vocals produce a pure and simple sound that is meaningful. It’s no surprise to learn she grew up on the tunes of artists like the Dixie Chicks, Allison Krauss, and Bonnie Raitt. Put these two voices together and the result is an unforgettable blend of harmony. It’s easy to get hooked on Aberdeen Green’s cool, Americana vibe.