2014-02-06 / News

Gary Timbs to perform in Staples


Versatile entertainer Gary Timbs will bring his combination of blues, rockabilly, country and gospel, rooted in the deep south, to Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Feb.15, at 7:30 p.m. Versatile entertainer Gary Timbs will bring his combination of blues, rockabilly, country and gospel, rooted in the deep south, to Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Feb.15, at 7:30 p.m. Gary Timbs will bring his combination of blues, rockabilly, country and gospel, rooted in the deep south, to

Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is underwritten by Unity Bank.

Gary is an Atlanta native and a Nashville music veteran. He is a dynamic performer who has toured with several acclaimed groups, including the Grammy-winning

Statesmen Quartet and Country Music Hall-of-Famer

Sonny James. He has jammed with Elvis Presley, the

Statler Brothers and George Jones and he’s performed with Mickey Gilley as guest pianist.

Gary was with the Statesmen when their album, “I

Believe in Jesus” was nominated for a Grammy, an album which included two songs he wrote. One of those songs, “Roll Back River Jordan” was nominated for the Gospel

Dove Award’s ‘Song of the Year,’ losing out to Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord.” That same year, Gary was nominated for a Dove Award as ‘Most Promising New Artist.’

The concert will also mark the debut of Gary’s new

CD. Songs on the CD that will be performed at the concert, include “Georgia on My Mind,” Sonny James hits “Young Love” and “Bright Lights, Big City,” Elvis standards “Love Me Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” Hank Williams’ “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,” and the gospel songs “Stand By Me,” “That’s Enough,” and Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”

Still to come on this year’s Arts Council season are

The James Sewell Ballet, performing to the music of

Rogers & Hart; and, Clocks and Clouds, where classical and rock music meet.

For more information, check out the arts council’s website at www.staplesmotleyarts.org

Tickets are available online, at the Arts Council’s website and also at the Community Education Office of the

Staples Motley Public Schools at 218-894-2497.

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