Heritage music fest at Elk Point July 18

Heritage music fest at Elk Point July 18 Enjoy a day of country, gospel, and variety music Saturday, July 18 at the air-conditioned Elk Point Jefferson School Middle School Gym, 402 S. Douglas, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featured artists will be nationally renowned Nashville Singer/Songwriter Terry S. Smith who is famous for Johnny Cash's recording of "Far Side Banks of Jordan."  He is also the National Traditional Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 1996. "A Songwriter with a Different Touch" is a superior performer whose music has been recorder by Johnny and June Carter Cash, Roy Acuff, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kitty Wells, Chris Le Dous, The Statler Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Loveless and others. Terry has recently released his 10th CD entitled "Plain Old, Everyday, Ordinary Stuff". He is a favorite at festivals wherever he goes. His Web site is www.terrysmith.us.  He will be backed up by Rick and Harriette Andersen of Underwood, IA.  They have been back up duo for international, national and local fiddlers, singers and instrumentalists for 15 years and have attended the Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Yankton held in September for many years.  Another featured artist, Clarence Hayden of Richmond MO, is a Nashville singer/songwriter and has several CDs out as well as performs on the country music stages in Missouri. He appears on the RFD Show in Sandstone, MN, regularly as does Terry Smith. You will be entertained by Clarence's country and gospel music and classic country voice.  Also on the schedule is local singer entertainer Elaine Peacock of Elk Point, who is a recording artist and has released five CDs since 2003. She sings and entertains regularly in the Midwest performing gospel, Patsy Cline, Christmas and patriotic music and she is also a square dance caller. You will enjoy SD Award winning Fiddler, Wilbur Foss from Scotland, who hosts the Old Time Fiddler Contest Weekend at Yankton. Other performers include former FBI agent and country singer/songwriter Frances Hahn of Mapleton, IA;  Erv Pickhinke, known as "The Singing Farmer," from Sioux City, IA; guitarist, banjo picker and singer, Lee Mueller from Carroll IA; Charlie Groth, country singer from Florida, and accordianist Perk Washburn from Aberdeen. Singer/songwriter Wayne Longtin, Sr., from LeMars, IA, performs many country classics, as well as his original country/gospel music which you will love. The Kooi Family from Inwood, IA, will surprise you … they are a quartet of young siblings with excellent harmony. Also performing are The Scandinavian Dancers who are very entertaining; Sioux Citians Walt Petersen, who placed first in the harmonica contest at the National Traditional Country Music Festival last year in LeMars, and Fiddler Bob Sweeney; 13-year-old singer Jacob Sample of Sheldon, IA, will touch your heart as will 14-year-old violin virtuoso, Annie Erickson, from Des Moines, IA; and singer LeRoy McNaughton from South Sioux City, NE. There will be a circle jam for any musician/singer, as well as an afternoon lunch and chicken dinner for sale at suppertime. Thank you to our sponsors: Johnson Chiropractic, Quam & Berglin CPA, 4 Cedar Storage, Curry Hybrid Seed Co., Rose Tree Advertising, Edgar's, Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Cody's Restaurant, Ralph Morse, American Legion, Gracie's Consignment, Elk Point sponsors; and Lally's Restaurant & Music Illusions, LeMars, IA; M&M Copy Quick, Sioux City, IA. Contact Elaine Peacock 605-356-2069, email countryrose@iw.net for more information or through her Web site, www.elainepeacock.com. Bring your lawn chairs, and a free will donation at the door to benefit Heritage Days held August 15-16.

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