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Title Page - Fall Winter


2017/2018
FALL/WINTER
CONCERT SERIES

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Title Page - Fall Winter


2017/2018
FALL/WINTER
CONCERT SERIES

Our Fall/Winter Concert Series is a ticketed series, held at the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center (BFPAC).  The BFPAC theatre is located on the East side of the Morton High School building and is accessed via the parking lot off of Jackson St.

Lobby doors to the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center will be open by 6:00 with an art display.  The doors to the Caterpillar Theater open by 6:30.  Concerts begin at 7:00 pm.  Seats are not assigned, but there are no bad seats in the theater.  The Bertha Frank PAC provides for an intimate concert experience with wonderful acoustics.

2017-2018 fall winter concert schedule QUICK LISTING

  1.  October 9, 2017 - THE VOGUES - www.vogues.com
  2.  November 13, 2017 - THE QUEBE SISTERS - Watch them perform... Every Which Way
  3. December 4, 2017 - DAILEY & VINCENT - www.daileyandvincent.com
  4. January 8, 2018 - TED VIGIL, JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE SHOW - YouTube promo video
  5. February 19, 2018 - SUMMER BROOKE AND THE MOUNTAIN FAITH BAND - Watch performance on America's Got Talent 2015

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The Vogues


the vogues
Monday, october 9, 2017

The Vogues


the vogues
Monday, october 9, 2017

The Vogues created a sound.  It was a fresh, original blend of vocal harmony that left an indelible mark in the world of popular music.  Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001, The Vogues remain one of the top vocal groups on the oldies scene today. Even though their first hit "You're the One" was released over 45 years ago, the Vogues continue to attract sellout audiences at concerts and club appearances around the country. Their outstanding talent, stylish delivery and excellent choice of material, coupled with their vital, poised performance, makes this group one of the world’s top nostalgia acts. Featuring original lead vocalist, Bill Burkette, the group continues to dazzle audiences with their silky smooth vocals.

Throughout the late 1960's and early 1970's The Vogues appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show", The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", "The Red Skelton Show", "The Mike Douglas Show", and numerous appearances on "Dick Clark's American Bandstand".

According to Webster, the word "vogue" means general favor or acceptance. The Vogues many sold-out shows prove that they are not only accepted, but favored by oldies aficionados everywhere! They truly fulfill the promise of their name. Throughout the years, the sound remains unmistakably The Vogues!

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Quebe Sisters


the quebe sisters
Monday, november 13, 2017

Quebe Sisters


the quebe sisters
Monday, november 13, 2017

The Quebe Sisters

Texas-Style Fiddlers, and Harmony Vocalists

When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.

It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

And whether the Quebes (rhymes with “maybe”) are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound.

Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It’s been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens.

The sisters’ past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were ages 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do.

The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

The Quebes’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers they were back then to the smokin’-hot young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story, by any measure.

Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.

Today, after more than a decade of travelling the U.S. and the world, and recording three acclaimed albums, Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe are pros in a variety of genres, and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters.

The Quebes’ unbridled passion for American music, along with their talent, skills and a lot of hard work, have taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations.

“One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like The Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you too, will become a fan.”

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December 2017 Dailey and Vincent


DAILEY AND VINCENT
Monday, December 4, 2017

December 2017 Dailey and Vincent


DAILEY AND VINCENT
Monday, December 4, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES FOR THE DAILEY & VINCENT CONCERT:

A small number of individual tickets to Dailey & Vincent have been pre-sold.  More may be made available later after we've given Season Ticket buyers a chance to purchase 5 great shows for $75 (Only $15 per show).  Currently, the only way to guarantee a seat at the Dailey & Vincent concert on Monday, December 4, 2017, is to purchase a Season Ticket.  If you do not wish to purchase a Season Ticket, and would like us to notify you, if and when more individual tickets become available, PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAIT LIST by clicking the button below.

Music video by Dailey & Vincent performing Steel Drivin' Man. (C) 2013 Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including: three Grammy Award Nominations for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.”

2015 has been a momentous and successful year for the award-winning duo starting with the success of their national PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE! – In Concert,” which has been aired in over 84 markets with an estimate of over 1 million impressions. The special was later released as the duo’s first ever live CD/DVD, with the live CD debuting at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and the DVD debuting at #2 across all genres on the Billboard Music Video Sales Chart, just behind the Foo Fighters. Dailey & Vincent also premiered their first national television series, The Dailey & Vincent Show, on RFD-TV in early September. The show is a weekly 30-minute music, entertainment, and lifestyle show – full of music, humor and fun – which includes live performances and interview segments by special guests such as Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Emily West (runner up on America’s Got Talent) among other famed Country, Bluegrass and inspirational acts.

Dailey & Vincent continue to grace the stages of historic venues nationwide with their return to Carnegie Hall in early 2016 and the Ryman Auditorium, where they sold out three consecutive shows and first debuted their music as a duo in 2007.

Prior to forming the duo in 2007, the Bluegrass seasoned veterans Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, had previously garnered great personal success.  A four-time IBMA ‘Vocalist of the Year’ award winner, Dailey sang and performed with groups such as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Vincent has accumulated five GRAMMY Awards, has been voted Bluegrass Bass Player of the Year four years in a row (2009-20012), and is a former, ten-year band member for the GRAMMY Award-winning Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Both have performed alongside famous acts such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more.  The duo performs over 120 shows per year with an 85% sell-out rate in the United States and recently listed at #34 on Pollstar’s “Concert Pulse.”

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Ted Vigil


ted vigil-
john denver tribute

Monday, january 8, 2018

Ted Vigil


ted vigil-
john denver tribute

Monday, january 8, 2018

Ted Vigil - John Denver tribute artist.

Ted Vigil - John Denver tribute artist.

Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of ten throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a drummer and singer.

In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4's NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denvers own "Windstar Foundation" in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a "Travelin' Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Country's own Storme Warren. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with Steve Wiesberg, John Denvers lead guitar player from the 70's who is quoted as saying "Apparently the audience thinks they all look and sound like John. I don't see it. I see it with Ted. A very strong physical resemblance... Uncanny!" The most heard comments after a show are "I can't believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It really took us back!"

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Mountain Faith Band


Summer Brooke and the
Mountain Faith Band

Monday, february  19, 2018

Mountain Faith Band


Summer Brooke and the
Mountain Faith Band

Monday, february  19, 2018

Since the year 2000, The Mountain Faith Band has performed their unique brand of Americana / Roots music to audiences from coast to coast at Fairs, Festivals, Colleges, Universities, Performing Arts Centers, Corporate Events, and Churches.

When their tour schedule allows, you may find the band performing a prepared program to promote literacy and character education at elementary and high schools along their route. Visiting hospitals to bring joy and entertainment to those who could use a lift is something MFB loves to do. Getting to know MFB is easy; their humility, kindness and love of community shines through on stage and casual conversation. Above all else, MFB is thankful for the opportunities God has provided them through music.

Tour: Averaging 148 concerts per year, the 2015 highlight was performing for over 3,000 military men and
women at Al Udeid AFB, Doha Qatar. Thus far in 2016 MFB has shared the stage with legends Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, and Loretta Lynn to name a few. September 16, 2016 lights up THE GRAND OLE OPRY stage with the debut of The Mountain Faith Band. MFB has performed the National Anthem for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, SF 49ers, plus halftime shows for The Atlanta Falcons
and Carolina Panthers.

Music: Four Albums, the latest ~ “That Which Matters” debuted #1 on Billboard Americana-Roots Charts. MFB has celebrated multiple #1 songs over their career.

Awards: MFB has been nominated “EmergingArtistOfTheYear”,2016 by the IBMA. Summer McMahan (Vocalist for MFB) was the 2015 “Momentum Vocalist Of The Year” presented by IBMA.

TV: With the support of millions, MFB advanced to the 2015 semifinals of America’s Got Talent and has since accumulated over 36,000 FaceBook Friends. TV and radio appearances have been plentiful this year.

Mountain Faith’s 2015 AGT Journey:

“On January 2, the band sat down to discuss our goals for the year,” Summer says. “We talked about auditioning for America’s Got Talent but decided against it.” What the band didn’t know was that Summer’s mom overheard the conversation and quietly raced upstairs to submit a video to AGT.

Just two days later, Mountain Faith was playing a music festival near St. Louis, Missouri. And that’s when they got the call: AGT invited them to the auditions in St. Louis. “We still can’t believe how it worked out! The fact that we’re getting to play Radio City Music Hall – the same stage where Alison Krauss previously performed is so exciting and humbling.

Mountain Faith’s cover of OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” earned four “yes” votes from the celebrity judges, which eventually lead them all the way to the semifinals. “At that point, our musical lives changed” states Sam. “We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in 2016”.

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Past Concerts


PREVIOUS CONCERTS

Past Concerts


PREVIOUS CONCERTS

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Dailey and Vincent


DAILEY AND VINCENT
Monday, February 20, 2017

SOLD OUT CONCERT

Dailey and Vincent


DAILEY AND VINCENT
Monday, February 20, 2017

SOLD OUT CONCERT

Music video by Dailey & Vincent performing Steel Drivin' Man. (C) 2013 Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including: three Grammy Award Nominations for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.”

2015 has been a momentous and successful year for the award-winning duo starting with the success of their national PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE! – In Concert,” which has been aired in over 84 markets with an estimate of over 1 million impressions. The special was later released as the duo’s first ever live CD/DVD, with the live CD debuting at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and the DVD debuting at #2 across all genres on the Billboard Music Video Sales Chart, just behind the Foo Fighters. Dailey & Vincent also premiered their first national television series, The Dailey & Vincent Show, on RFD-TV in early September. The show is a weekly 30-minute music, entertainment, and lifestyle show – full of music, humor and fun – which includes live performances and interview segments by special guests such as Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Emily West (runner up on America’s Got Talent) among other famed Country, Bluegrass and inspirational acts.

Dailey & Vincent continue to grace the stages of historic venues nationwide with their return to Carnegie Hall in early 2016 and the Ryman Auditorium, where they sold out three consecutive shows and first debuted their music as a duo in 2007.

Prior to forming the duo in 2007, the Bluegrass seasoned veterans Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, had previously garnered great personal success.  A four-time IBMA ‘Vocalist of the Year’ award winner, Dailey sang and performed with groups such as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Vincent has accumulated five GRAMMY Awards, has been voted Bluegrass Bass Player of the Year four years in a row (2009-20012), and is a former, ten-year band member for the GRAMMY Award-winning Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Both have performed alongside famous acts such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more.  The duo performs over 120 shows per year with an 85% sell-out rate in the United States and recently listed at #34 on Pollstar’s “Concert Pulse.”

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CORNET CHOP SUEY


CORNET CHOP SUEY
Monday, January 23, 2017

CORNET CHOP SUEY


CORNET CHOP SUEY
Monday, January 23, 2017

This is the third time we've had Cornet Chop Suey back to Morton for our Fall/Winter Concert Series, and they are always an audience favorite.  They're based out of St. Louis, MO.

The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity since its arrival on the jazz scene in 2001. The band's unique front line with Brian Casserly on trumpet, Tom Tucker on cornet, Jerry Epperson on reeds and Brett Stamps on trombone is driven by a powerful rhythm section consisting of Paul Reid on piano, Jay Hungerford on bass and John Gillick on drums. Best known for a wide variety of styles, Cornet Chop Suey applies its own exciting style to traditional jazz, swing, blues and "big production" numbers. Every performance by Cornet Chop Suey is a high-energy presentation and is always a memorable experience for the audience.

Named after a somewhat obscure Louis Armstrong composition, Cornet Chop Suey now has nine CD's available. The "St. Louis Armstrong" CD includes many of the tunes performed in the special Louis Armstrong show. The band is in great demand at jazz festivals, jazz cruises, conventions and concerts around the country.

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Annie Moses


ANNIE MOSES BAND
Monday, December 12, 2016

Annie Moses


ANNIE MOSES BAND
Monday, December 12, 2016

The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world.  A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. 

The Band's innovative sound has delighted audiences around the world - in record breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.  The members of the Band are also family.  Veteran composer, Bill Wolaver, weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while the virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making.  

The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs.  This is outstanding music.

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The Harmonicats


THE HARMONICATS
Monday, November 14, 2016

The Harmonicats


THE HARMONICATS
Monday, November 14, 2016

If you're thinking that a band of harmonica players doesn't sound exciting to you, think again!  These guys came to Morton 2 years ago, and the audience was blown away.  You really must see this group.  They're incredibly talented musicians, and they are very entertaining.

Today's 'Cats, Mo Vint, Bud Boblink and Frank Warner, continue to play the old favorite arrangements of the original Harmonicats, but have also added new stylings to bring them up-to-date with today's sounds.Their routine includes some comedy that can only be done with the harmonica, plus a few other surprises along the way.

Maurice "Mo" Vint on "Lead," performed for many years with The Three Reeds, a popular trio in Canada. He later toured with The Don Les Original Harmonicats for nine years throughout the USA and England, as well as continuing to perform his famous single act, featuring his Train.

Frank Warner on "Bass," has also performed with many harmonica acts, including Jerry Murad's Harmonicats (on "bass," and then on "lead" after Jerry's death), The Harmonica Rascals, and many others. He is regarded as a world class bass player who can hear his bass lines in the music, allowing him to vary his parts as desired.

Bud (Charles) Boblink is our newest member of the "Harmonicats". Bud has been known for years as one of the top "chord" harmonica virtuosos as well as playing all the instruments including the 1 inch mini harmonica. He also has a special flair for comedy having worked with "The Johnny Puleo's Harmonica Gang" and also with the original "Harmonicats". He loves to work right out into the audience when he needs a laugh on his mini harmonica or Scottish routine. Bud is a valued addition to the group.

Dustbowl Revival


DUSTBOWL REVIVAL
Monday, October 17, 2016

Dustbowl Revival


DUSTBOWL REVIVAL
Monday, October 17, 2016

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn’t a throwback band. It’s a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap.