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Monday, July 26, 2010

Roots Music Blues Concert - 7/31

“The blues” take over Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg for the next Roots Music concert on July 31, 2010.

The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band opens the evening at 6 p.m. with classic Chicago blues, west coast swing and the early rock and blues of New Orleans, played Texas style.

Lisa Marshall makes her first appearance in Fredericksburg, performing her R&B tinged blues at the next Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum on Saturday, July 31. Guests will also enjoy the Little Elmore Reed band and Leeann Atherton.

At 7 pm, Rhythm & Blues singer Lisa Marshall takes the stage with her high-energy performance. Marshall plays several instruments and sings in a style compared to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin.

Leeann Atherton brings her “barn-burning” vocals to the next Roots Blues Concert, coming Saturday, July 31 to the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg.

Austin vocalist Leeann Athertoncomes on at 8:40 pm, singing a blend of twang, gospel, folk and blues that has been described as “the best in Austin.”

The Longhorn Street Cafe will serve choice of 12 oz. rib-eye charbroiled and cooked to order on site, Shrimp etouffee, and Gumbo in a bread bowl. Sides of dinner roll, butter, new potatoes, corn on the cob plus dessert. Meal is $9, with tea at $2, and all tea proceeds donated to the museum. Sodas, beer, wine and water are for sale on the grounds.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with entrance gate on Milam Street. Free parking. Bring lawn chairs. All concerts take place on Saturdays, 6 - 10 p.m. Gates open and food is served beginning at 5 p.m.

Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. Guests receive a $2 discount by visiting the web site and printing out the coupon or buying tickets online at

Roots Music is a series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Upcoming Concerts are Aug 21 - Texas Country Night; Sept 25 - Latin/Conjunto Night.

Information at 830-997-2835,


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