Friday, June 1, 2012

Leeds Arts Council's 2012 Free Concerts in the Park

The second in the Leeds Arts Council's 2012 Free Concerts in the Park series will feature the "Buicks" on Saturday, June 9, at 7:00 PM in the Amphitheatre at Leeds Memorial Park on Highway 119. As always, you are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs along with a picnic supper, and enjoy the music under the stars.

The Buicks have been playing fairs, festivals, clubs and weddings all over the southeast for over 30 years. We have shared the stage with some well known musicians, including the late, great Willie Dixon, who was a blues pioneer, who wrote many of the well known blues standards. We play blues, soul, oldies and classic rock. Although all members of the band are skilled musicians, our drummer, Lewis Ross, was a founding member of "Wet Willie," a southern rock band that played in the 70’s, and he was also closely tied to The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Wet Willie was from Mobile but moved to Macon, Georgia in the early 70’s to help form the hub of Southern Rock music. Lewis did the first 8 albums with Wet Willie and is now a member of the Alabama and Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Last year the Buicks did a benefit at Workplay, along with Leeds native Todd Simpson(of Mojo Child), and raised a good chunk of money for tornado relief, while playing to a full house. They are currently booked through the end of this year, including a weekend in Destin in June and a HUGE CONCERT IN THE PARK IN LA(Leeds, Alabama), on Saturday, June 9!

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