Fayetteville - Lincoln County Arts Center, Inc.
Enhancing the quality of life through the presentation, education, and promotion of all types of art

Open Mic, March 10, 2016

FHS Bluegrass Band Plays the Open Mic

"We had a special treat at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Arts center last Thursday night. Playing to a packed house, The Fayetteville City Thunder Blue Grass Band opened last week's show for us. They were absolutely wonderful, an incredibly talented bunch of high school students! We hope they will come back soon and often to grace our stage," said co-host Taylor Hoch.

Here's a list of the members of the Fayetteville City Thunder Blue Grass Band who played for us last Thursday night: Mitchell Beverly (fiddle, vocals), Colton Beverly (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Nathan Posey (banjo, guitar), Tanner Sloan (mandolin, guitar), Trey Crawford (banjo), Kate Parkes (mandolin, vocals), Sarah Cox (fiddle, vocals), Asher Nicholson (upright bass, vocals). The faculty sponsor for the group is Daniel Henderson, and the Parent Sponsor is Susan Beverly.

The Fayetteville City Thunder Blue Grass Band played a set consisting of the following songs: Old Joe Clark, Bubbly, Can't Hurt Ham, Amazing Grace, Rocky Top, and Sheebeg Sheemore.

Co-host and Art Center President, Ron Hackett, followed our special guests, playing instrumental versions of Over the Rainbow, by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, All The Things You Are by Jerome Kern, and Misty by Errol Garner.

Co-host Robert Foster was up next. He played Paradise by John Prine, Mr. Bojangles by Jerry Jeff Walker, and You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive by Daryl Scott.

The duet, Tay & Jay took the stage next. Singer/songwriter Taylor Hoch and Guitarist Jay Jernigan are Tay & Jay. They played three of Taylor's original Americana songs, Yesterday's Epiphany, Right Through Me, and It Must Be Love.

Open Mic Night regular, Gary Tipper, was up next. He played Sister Golden Hair by the band America, and Havana Daydreaming and Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett.

Elliot from Petersburg was back this week to do some finger picking and sing some of his hilarious old songs. Elliot played, And The Green Grass Grew All Around, Kissin' On The Sly, and Dear Abby.

As there was still time left for the evening, an encore round followed Elliot's set. First up for the encore round was Ron Hackett. In a break from his usual instrumental only sets, Ron played and sang, Last Farewell by Roger Whitaker, as well as Banana Republic and Changes in Attitude by Jimmy Buffett.

Robert Foster followed Ron, playing Cost of Living by Ronnie Dunn, and two songs by John Prine, Illegal Smile and Flag the Cow.

Tay & Jay returned to the stage after Robert. They played a new song that Taylor had written only hours before titled I Don't Dream the Same As You, as well as two more of Taylor's original songs, Will I See You Today and A Love Song for Hot Rock.

Gary Tipper closed out the show with a set consisting of A Horse With No Name by the band America, Margarittaville by Jimmy Buffett, and Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles.

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Photos courtesy of Ron Hackett

FHS Bluegrass Band

Ron Hackett

Robert Foster

Tay and Jay

Gary Tipper

Elliott from Petersburg

Audience view 1

Audience view 2

Ron Hackett does sing occassionally

Taylor Hoch

Jay Jernigan