Revue Remembers the Ranger and the Troubadour – May 2nd, 2014
DATE: May 2, 2014
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: Temple Theater Meridian MS
ADMISSION: $10 per person
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Revue Remembers the Ranger and the Troubadour
The Sucarnochee Revue two legendary artists who helped found the Jimmie Rodgers festival in 1953, the Singing Ranger Hank Snow and the Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb. The show opens at 7 pm Friday night May 2nd at the Temple Theater in Meridian, MS. This edition of the Sucarnochee Revue will feature songs from the vast recordings of these two country music giants. Guest artists include George Cummings of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.
“Ernest Tubb was booked and managed by my Tennessee neighbor Haze Jones. From what I’ve read, Ernest and Hank were almost on a holy mission to honor their favorite artist Jimmie Rodgers back in 1953. We still have plenty of folks around who were there for the big initial festival. According to Tom Perryman who managed Jim Reeves, the Jimmie Rodgers Day heavily influenced the later decisions to build on the DJ conventions in Nashville and create the Country Music Association and Fanfare. Some of the songs Tubb made popular are “Thanks a Lot”, “Walking the Floor Over You,” “Soldier’s Last Letter”, and “Let’s Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello.” Tubb was noted as having one of the greatest bands in country music. Past members included Jack Greene, Cal Smith, Leon Rhodes, Billy Byrd, and Tommy “Butterball“ Paige. “I’m very proud that my cousin Wayne White played with that band,” says Jacky Jack White. “Wayne was one of the best drummers in the business.”
Snow’s recordings include “I’ve Been Everywhere”, “I’m Movin’ On”, “Fool Such As I”, and “I Don’t Hurt Anymore.” Hank’s precise guitar flat picking is featured on nearly all his recordings. Later in his career he recorded a guitar duet album with Chet Atkins.
Other artists performing are Scott McQuaig, Britt Gully, J Burton Fuller, Mississippi Chris Sharp and Piper Lauderdale, and Jacky Jack White. The Sucarnochee Revue is produced at the Temple Theater each first Friday of the month. The Revue first aired in 2005 and has been featured on radio worldwide via internet, public, and commercial stations.
The Revue has been featured on two public television documentaries and regionally as a weekly series. The Revue also takes place six times a year at Bibb Graves Auditorium on the campus of the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. Tickets are $10 at the door.
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