Grandpa Jones Tribute 9-2-11

September 2 – 3, 2011 7 pm   Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR

 

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Our annual tribute to Grandpa Jones, whose humor and music spanned several decades. Both nights will feature a special celebrity concert with The Whites, along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band.

Grandpa Jones was born in the farming community of Niagara in Henderson County, Kentucky, Jones spent his teenage years in Akron, Ohio, where he began singing country music tunes on a local radio show. By 1935 his pursuit of a musical career took him to WBZ (AM) radio in Boston, Massachusetts where he met musician/songwriter Bradley Kincaid, who gave him the nickname “Grandpa” because of his off-stage grumpiness at early-morning radio shows. Jones liked the name and decided to create a stage persona based around it. Read more about Grandpa Jones

Joining us on Friday night of our Tribute to Grandpa Jones, we are featuring The Whites.  Ramona Jones and The Jones Family Band will start off the show at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 870-269-3851.

the whitesThe Whites are Grand Ole Opry and TNN favorites whose hits include “You Put the Blue In Me,” “If It Aint’ love” and “Pins and Needles.” This musical family features Buck White and his daughters Sharon White Skaggs and Cheryl White Warren. The Whites came to Nashville in the 70′s with Jerry Douglas and introduced Nashville to their unique brand of homespun harmonies. Read more about The Whites…

Our Favorite Links

  • Academy of Bluegrass
  • Bluegrass Today
  • Memphis Acoustic Music Asscociation
  • Memphis Area Bluegrass Association
  • Mountain View Bluegrass Festival
  • Mountain View Music
  • Mountain View Tourism
  • Ozark Folk Center
  • Weber Fine Acoustical Instruments