Head to Downtown Paragould for some toe-tapping County Line Grass | Arts & Culture
Expect plenty of toe tapping and maybe even some dancing in the aisles when Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass perform Monday, September 24, at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson St. in Paragould.
The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.
Though admission is free, KASU will “pass the hat” during the show to collect money to pay the musicians. The suggested donation is $5 per person.
Doors to the theatre open at 6 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to the concert, Terry’s Café, 201 S. Pruett St. serves a buffet meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. It’s a great place for bluegrass music fans to gather before the concerts. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre.
According to a news release from KASU’s Marty Scarbrough:
Tommy Brown is a third-generation musician from central Kentucky. He began playing banjo at age six, and he is a past winner of both the Kentucky State and Tennessee State Banjo Championships. Brown also plays guitar and mandolin
Since 1992, Brown has led his band, the County Line Grass, playing mountain-style, traditional bluegrass music heavily influenced by the Stanley Brothers. The five-piece group has performed at numerous bluegrass festivals and venues across the country, and the band has appeared on the Cumberland Highlanders program on RFD-TV.
Members of the County Line Grass include Tommy Brown’s son Jereme who plays lead guitar and banjo. Also featured in the band is southeast Missouri musician Leevon DeCourley, a former member of the band The Men Of The Week. DeCourley plays mandolin and bass for the County Line Grass.
The other members of the County Line Grass are Josh Rinkel who plays rhythm guitar and banjo, and fiddler Wayne Fyffe. All members of the County Line Grass sing.
Brown is also an accomplished songwriter, and he has recorded numerous CDs with his band.
Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These non-profit concerts are presented with support from Backbeat Music, Hollis Bee Company, the Posey Peddler, the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association and KASU.
KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-972-2367. Bluegrass Monday is also on Facebook (search “Bluegrass Monday”).