Wesley Crider, Rhonda Frye And Riverside Perform At Ringgold Depot June 13

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wesley Crider
Wesley Crider

Internationally known guitarist Wesley Crider will bring his award-winning pickin’ style to Sacred Sounds Fridays, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot at Depot Street and U.S. 41 in a concert for the Share America Foundation, Inc.  Rhonda Frye and Riverside will also entertain. Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee.

Ringgold resident Mr. Crider is the 2004 International Thumbpicking Champion. 

“My dad gave me my first guitar at age six and taught me my first chords G, C, and D,” he said.

From there he was inspired by the sounds of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins performed by his older brother Lloyd and Dalton guitarist Earl Eleton. 

Mr. Crider performed on many southern gospel albums with several gospel groups including Day Star, The Trailblazers, The New Hinsons, The Called Vocal Group, and Solid Ground. For more information, visit wesleycrider.com.

Rhonda Frye and Riverside is a southern gospel trio also including Lauren Huckabee and Saran Chumley. 

Ms. Frye sings lead vocals as well as second soprano while Lauren Huckabee sings alto and lead vocals and Saran Chumley performs first soprano. The group’s latest single is "Looking Out For You.” They are completing a new CD project including songs written by Ms. Frye, Eva Wilson, Ricky Atkinson and Gerald Crabb.

Riverside has performed at National Quartet Convention - EHA- Nashville Showcase, Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Patterson Promotions Showcase and the Veranda at College Heights Baptist Church. The trio was also featured at the 2013 Diamond Awards.  For more information, visit http://rhondafryeandriverside.com/.

The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund. The Share America Foundation, Inc., a Georgia non-profit, presents scholarships to talented musicians who excel in the Appalachian musical arts.  

Donations for tickets are $5 for adults and children five and under are free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally in advance during business hours at SonShine Christian Books 706.861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. For more information, Share America Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 42 Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755 or www.shareamericafoundation.com.


Rhonda Frye And Riverside
Rhonda Frye And Riverside

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