the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts
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[SEPT. 15, 2006]
Come on out to the fairgrounds on Saturday to
enjoy a free bluegrass concert from 6 to 10 p.m. at the
Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival.
Leftover Biscutz, featuring Danny Tackett, will open the performance
from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Long Creek from the Decatur area.
Leftover Biscutz, a left-of-center bluegrass group, will perform
songs from its first CD, which is self-titled "Leftover Biscutz."
The five-member group from central Illinois mixes traditional
bluegrass with the not-so-traditional in its repertoire. The band's
song list includes tunes penned by bluegrass icons Bill Monroe and
Ralph Stanley, but it also contains songs made popular by the likes
of pop artists Santana and Jimmy Buffet and country music legends
Ernest Tubb and Eddie Arnold.
The Long Creek Bluegrass Band will
perform from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. This band is made up of four
members: Keith Johnson on guitar, Jacquie Johnson on upright bass,
Doug Johnson on banjo and Johnny Martin on mandolin. They all take
turns singing lead or harmony, and they play only traditional
bluegrass and gospel music. Music has been a part of their lives
from a young age. They have performed at fairs, bluegrass festivals,
private parties, town celebrations, weddings and funerals across the
mid-central states. They especially enjoy doing all-gospel music
concerts in churches. They have one tape and three different CDs.
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This concert is not one you will want to miss. Bring your lawn
chairs or blankets.
For information on this and other events happening at the
Railsplitting Festival, visit
[Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County news release]