As summer approaches, the cool waters of Dog River beckon locals looking to escape the heat. The serene, natural locale in a moderately urban area is cherished by many, especially the nonprofit Dog River Clearwater Revival, which works constantly to restore the river’s quality. On April 12, both the environmentally and musically conscious are invited to bring drinks, blankets and chairs and support their cause with three local music acts that are sure to please.
Deluxe Trio already had an extremely dedicated following, which grew after the release of their debut “Nobody Don’t Know.” Comprised of Phil Proctor, Stan Foster and Steve “Duck” Varnes, this group of pickers should perfectly accent a Sunday afternoon on the river. Deluxe Trio is a band that specializes in old school acoustic, whether it is blues, bluegrass or jazz.
Sugarcane Jane will continue the natural vibe with their set. Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee Crawford leave crowds spellbound with their backwoods church harmonies. This duo will entertain the crowd with cuts from their latest release “Dirt Road’s End.” With a bit of fun and a bunch of emotion, Sugarcane Jane should be a crowd pleaser.
Will Kimbrough will headline the Mud Bottom Revival. This Mobile native is a founding member of the iconic Will & the Bushmen. After his stint with the Bushmen, Kimbrough went on to be one of the nation’s premiere singer-songwriters. The talented man stays busy with both his solo projects and with the band Willie Sugarcapps, which also includes the members of Sugarcane Jane.
Mud Bottom Revival at The Dog Pond
Date: Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
Venue: The Dog Pond, 2415 Venetia Road, Mobile
Tickets: $20 available at www.dogriver.org
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