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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release                                                
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6



(Tuscaloosa, Ala.)  The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present The Matt Jones Band and The Parkers in concert on Acoustic Night, July 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Cover charge is $5 with a full service bar available.

For over a decade, both established and up and coming artists have brought their unique sounds to the Bama’s Greensboro Room. Audiences are not only drawn to the music presented by both solo artists and ensembles, but the intimate atmosphere of the Greensboro Room. From folk to blues and country to Celtic, Acoustic Night continues to draw audiences with a performance experience unique to the area.  

The Matt Jones Band

Matt Jones is a seasoned singer/songwriter based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with an arsenal of original music.  His song “Farmer” is a tribute to the men and women he works with at the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market.  His songs have been presented on both the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel.  Accompanied by Cajon player/singer Ted Perry, upright bass player Steve Walch and Tommy Bowen on trumpet, the group tends to make a lot of racquet for a few guys.  The ensemble features authentic instrumentation with a focus on songwriting.

The Parkers

Joey Dukes (drums), Mike Orlin(guitar and vocals), and David Allgood (guitar and vocals) have been playing together off and on since the late 70's.  During their years as full-time musicians based in Atlanta, they shared the stage (in various combinations) with John Prine, Roseanne Cash, John Hartford, Ricky Nelson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco, Firefall and many other national and international artists. They reunited a couple of years ago and have  been playing  at venues in  Atlanta and Tuscaloosa.  Their original music is inspired by years of listening to The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Little Feat and Crowded House. The Parkers are excited to announce the recent addition of Tuscaloosa musician, Bob McKinney, on bass guitar.




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Kevin Ledgewood