IMPORTANT UPDATE: Although the restrictions placed on large group gatherings because of COVID-19 will not permit us to offer live concerts in 2020-2021...
LCCCA is presenting a Virtual Concert Season!
Welcome to The StepCrew, an unbelievable new show which brings together three styles of exhilarating dance forms – Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and Tap. With virtuosic dancers and musicians from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish The Ladies, and Bowfire, this cast of outstanding talent takes you on a dance journey as champions in their respective art forms show audiences the amazing similarities and differences between these three captivating styles. As if dancing weren’t enough, The StepCrew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece ensemble comprised of some of the most talented and respected musicians in the Celtic music scene today.
Take Me Home
The Music of John Denver
Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver as presented by Jim Curry was scheduled to conclude our 86th Concert Season. We are working with Jim and hope to have him appear virtually in Lebanon as a part of the 2020-21 Season.
Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver’s music. Curry’s heartfelt delivery rolls out multi-platinum hits like Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, and Calypso that fill the room with countless memories of days gone by.
To compliment the performance visually, slides and video are played in sync with each song. Some of the video is the original video John Denver used in his own shows. Jim believes that John Denver’s words still ring true in these difficult times of turmoil and environmental crisis. John Denver grew rapidly into a mega celebrity when the world was looking for some hope in the late 60’s and his lyrics in songs like, Take me Home Country Roads, gave America a new lift abroad as well as at home.
People all over the world found pride in the natural wonders of the earth and love for John’s message of caring for our planet and each other. Jim delivers these songs in the same spirit, with the same heartfelt care and desire to make a difference. He produces many tribute experiences and is considered the top performer of John Denver’s music today.
He often performs with John Denver’s former band members and his tribute is the first and only full-length John Denver tribute in a Las Vegas Casino. The show has been seen in Performing Arts Centers and Casinos in the US and Canada and is one of the most popular shows on the Holland America Cruise Line.
Each year we present one special concert that is only available to audience members who support the concert series with a patron donation of $30 or more. This special concert is our way of saying “THANK YOU!” To learn more about becoming a Patron, click here to view our Patron page.
This year we had hoped to feature pianist, Jason Coleman and his combo. Jason was an audience favorite when he last appeared in Lebanon in the spring of 2015 and entertained us with The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer. As we learned in 2015, Jason is the son of Floyd Cramer’s youngest daughter, Donna, and highlights his grandfather’s “slip note” piano style throughout his concerts.
Floyd Cramer was one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time and his distinctive touch at the piano, which he called the “slip note”. Although Floyd’s life was cut short by cancer in 1997, his “piano magic” is instantly identifiable in country, pop, and rock music legends such as Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, and Elvis Presley.
From a young age, it was evident that Jason had inherited his grandfather’s “slip note” touch at the piano, as it managed to “slip” its way into even the most elementary songs from his early piano lessons. Jason’s keen ability to play music by ear led to a childhood spent arranging his own renditions of the songs he loved, just as his “Grandad” did throughout his career.
In addition to sharing the piano bench at home, Jason grew up performing with Floyd at his concerts and on national TV, and though he was only 12 years old when Floyd passed away, the close relationship they shared formed the foundation upon which Jason has built his own career in music. He continues to produce his own piano albums and while touring the country with concerts that pay tribute to his grandfather’s legacy and signature "slip note" piano style.
A Nashville native, Jason makes his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife, Natalie, and their new baby boy, Avery Cramer.
A message from Jason
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