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March 19, 2011

Musically Speaking: Big River set to perform at GenkotaFest

MT. VERNON — As your intrepid local music correspondent, I try to be diligent in the pursuit of the finest entertainment that our area has to offer.

Mark down May 21 and 22 for the Second Annual GenkotaFest.

This time, the King City winery will feature a band on that Saturday that is somewhat akin to a solar eclipse. It doesn’t come around very often and can flame out in a moment’s notice.

That’s right kids. Big River will be the Saturday attraction at GenkotaFest. The enhanced South of 70 will headline the Sunday show.

Big River is widely known for performing only one real show each year.

The band has an annual gig in Elizabethtown in late August. That’s normally the only show the band books. But, these are extraordinary times, aren’t they?

Big River is basically some of the members of Snake Lane Revue with some high-powered guests that like to just show up and perform with old friends. And perform they do!

I wrote a story about Big River about five years ago in this wonderful institution known as the Mt. Vernon Register-News.

I can promise you that I will have something more in-depth before the show, just so that you, the valued reader and listener, can mark the date in ink on your calendar.

Big River is a jam that you don’t want to miss.

Then on Sunday, South of 70 will unleash its new local line-up. The band soldiers on after the transfer of bassist/vocalist Capt. Charles T. Leuker to some dead-zone air force base in Texas.

Expect to see Jeff “Burrito” Bradley, Jeremy “Gov” Lloyd, Dave “Rhythm Man” Simmons and Laura Vladetich when S70 owns the Genkota stage.

Don’t forget the one and only Big Al will be appearing live this Friday night at Genkota.

Pull yourself away from the NCAA basketball tournament and join us for an evening of live comedy and music, as the inimitable Del Herbert will provide our half-time show between sets of Big Al’s madness.

Big Al has had a weekly bit on Musically Speaking for the last five months. Come out and see him live. He’s even more nuts in person!

Don’t forget to check out www.musicallyspeaking.mvn.net.

Enjoy this weeks’ radio show and please be careful out there.

Don’t drink and drive or text and drive.

The Illinois State Police are counting on it.

  • Jack Clark is the host of Musically Speaking, a local radio program heard Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on 102.1 WIBV.

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