Cajun / Zydeco / Blues
Everett Smithson Band will perform a Music of the Mississippi Show, a musical journey from northern Minnesota to New Orleans. The audience will hear zydeco, rockabilly, texmex, blues and funky roots music plus some original songs about life near the river and some obscure gems you may have heard before. The show’s upbeat music and infectious grooves will grab people’s attention. The band is made up of seasoned pros who have played all over the world: Everett Smithson, vocals, harmonicas, rub board, jaw harp; Kathleen (the zydeco queen) Smithson, vocals, accordions, rub board, 12 -string guitar, mandolin; Jeremy Johnson, guitars; Bill Black, bass guitars; and Victor Spann, drums. The band has recorded five CDs on Simmontree Records. Major sponsors are Enbridge, R.D. Offutt Farms and TruStar Federal Credit Union. Band sponsor August 5 is Park Rapids-Walker Eye Clinic. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by Park Rapids Rotary and Lions Clubs, and remember to bring your own chair.