Poplar Knight Spot Hosts Group
Just in time to stave off one more round of leftovers, the Rooster's Wife will host an evening of song and dance with Rebecca and the Hi-Tones Saturday, Nov. 28, at Poplar Knight Spot in Aberdeen.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the music beginning at 8 p.m. The group combines swing, rhythm and blues, early jazz, standards, and 1950s rock to create a sound they call "modern swing."
The galleries of the Poplar Knight Spot will feature Salisbury artists Tin and Lisa Klutz to make it an evening of visual and audio delight.
Rebecca and the Hi-Tones have been a North Carolina institution for over 20 years. For the past 15 years, they have regularly worked with Fearrington House, Duke University, the Washington-Duke Inn and several other venues as special events and wedding reception musicians. When they're not busy with receptions and special events, they can be seen at various festivals around the globe such as The Montreux Jazz Festival Off, Belle Cher and Swing Dances.
Rebecca been commissioned by National Public Radio to write and produce feature music for "All Things Considered," and was mentored by Tony Award-winning playwright Jim Wann, author of "Diamond Studs" and "Pump Boys and Dinettes." She composed the music for "Napoleon's China," a play with music, which premiered at Salt Lake Acting Co.
Rebecca also performs as half the famous duo, Pinky Wyoming and Duke LaCrosse, with Jim Watson, a former Red Clay Rambler currently on bass with Sugar Hill recording artists Robin and Linda Williams. She is regularly in the studio working for many national and regional recording artists such as Jim Watson and Lightnin' Wells.
Bill Newton, harmonica and saxophone player, can be heard on The Indigo Girls CD "Swamp Ophelia" and many other national and regional CDs. He teaches harmonica at Duke University through the continuing education department. "Jazzy" Lynn Davis played the famous "Prairie Girl" in Sam Shephard's movie, "Silent Tongue." She played upright bass for 10 years with The Shady Grove Band. Guitarist Keith Guile wrote "Crazy Legs Saloon" for the movie "Chesterfield."
Poplar Knight Spot is located in downtown Aberdeen, one block east of U.S. 1 at 114 Knight St. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theroosterswife.org, or at the door with check or cash. General admission is $15 for adults.
"Fulfilling the mission to educate our children with the best in live music, patrons under 12 are invited to attend at no cost," says a spokesman.
For information, call (910) 944-7502.
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