Robin and Linda Williams perform Friday at Gayville Robin and Linda Williams enjoyed their first concert at Gayville Hall so much last year that they came back. Friday at 8 p.m. the frequent stars of A Prairie Home Companion and The Grand Ol' Opry return to Gayville with Their Fine Group.
Children of the South, the Williamses began their musical partnership at songwriters' nights on the open stages of Nashville in the early 1970s. For more than a quarter of a century they have entertained audiences with a blend of bluegrass, folk and old-time acoustic country.
They released their first album in 1975. That year, they also began their long association with Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion � five years before the radio show became national.
Moving from Nashville to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, the Williamses have released a series of critically acclaimed albums and have become two the busiest touring musicians in the U.S. Since 1989, they have recorded on the Sugar Hill label.
Former Red Clay Rambler Jim Watson plays bass and mandolin in Their Fine Group and Kevin Maul plays dobro. The quartet has performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Tickets are $15 at the door or $17.50 for a reserved seat. A pre-show supper buffet is available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call (605) 267-2859 for information or reservations.