Edwards kicks off Savage Oakes summer

Jun 17, 2014
Jonathan Edwards

Union — Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery will kick off its summer concert series Sunday, June 29, by welcoming acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. The all-ages concert, which will begin at 2 p.m., will take place rain or shine; and is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase beginning at noon. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as seating will be limited.

Edwards, an artist who measures his success by his ability to attract and take good care of an audience for four decades, maintains it is the feedback he receives after his shows that keeps him going. His highly respected repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County” and everyone’s favorite ode to putting a good buzz on, “Shanty.” And Edwards’ anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” a fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with young men and women when it was first released in 1971, continues to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike.

Edwards has released 15 albums including “Blue Ridge,” his standard-setting collaboration with bluegrass favorites the Seldom Scene; and “Little Hands,” his collection of children’s songs that was honored with a National Library Association award.

The concert series will continue through the summer with the Dave Keller Band Sunday, July 20; the Adam Ezra Group Saturday, Aug. 9; and James McMurtry Sunday, Aug. 31. Savage Oakes is located at 174 Barrett Hill Road, just off Route 17. For more information, call 785-2828 or visit SavageOakes.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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