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Pictured:  The Jackson Jills

If you missed last month’s LCS event, you missed something special. The music was so infectious; people were literally dancing in the aisles!! November looks to generate the same kind of enthusiasm! This month, two local groups who purvey good old fashioned, foot stomping music will provide the musical motivation: The Backyard Revival and the Jackson Jills. Both of these groups will provide us with enough musical heat to stave off the November chill, and enough enthusiasm to shake us out of the end of summer funk. So, mark your calendar and make sure you don’t miss the show!
The Backyard Revival is the amalgamation of the Brian Bingham and Katie Ainge bands. They are a Folk/Americana group with duet style vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and cello. Brian and Katie share the lead on vocals with Brian adding interesting rhythm and harmonious lead on guitar. Katie brings sparkle to the mix with her angelic tone and sweet mandolin chops. Peter Yanke adds interest and creativity to the mix with his banjo licks, while Caitlin Andrew holds down the low end with melodious cello and spot-on percussion. They present an eclectic live show abundant with toe-tapping originals and creatively interpreted covers. The group enjoys performing music for the enlightenment of people’s souls. So, get on down to the show and soak up some of the light!
The Jackson Jills are a Utah based traditional style, acoustic band of accomplished veteran musicians. Featuring the powerful lead and harmony vocals of Paige Meriwether, Rex Flinner, and Steve Lutz, the band reinvents songs from the wide canon of Americana music. Their repertoire ranges from Ralph Stanley, to Nancy Griffith, to original tunes. 2016 Utah Fiddle Champion, Anastasia Lund, backs the musical interpretations of the group. Other band members include the remarkable award winning multi-instrumentalist Rex Flinner, 3 time Utah’s Favorite Dobro Player, Steve Lutz, the rock solid bass lines of Janna Lauer, and the inspired rhythm guitar of Paige Meriwether.
Prior to the show we have a very special version of our Acoustic 101 series! Peter and Mary Danzig will be hosting a “Choose Your Topic” workshop. So, it doesn’t matter if you play fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, mountain dulcimer or simply want to write better songs. This workshop is for you! The workshop precedes the show and commences at 6PM. It’s free to all participants but generous donations are encouraged and normally given to the instructors. This month, Peter and Mary are being equally generous and gifting the donations to the IAMA general fund.
The workshop and LCS show will be held November 3rd at the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. The building is located at 6876 South Highland Drive in Cottonwood Heights. The workshop is held 6-7PM, with the show beginning at 7:30. Admission is $7.00 for members and $12 for non-members, which is a bargain anytime of year! Come kick off your holiday season with a great show, and bring a friend or family member along for the fun!!! See you there!!!

The Backyard Revival










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