The WoodSongs Concert on Saturday, March 24, will feature Pam Gadd and Kristy Cox, both known for their vocals and songwriting. Pam Gadd will be performing solo followed by Kristy and her band at the Wink Theater located at 115 W. Crawford St. in the heart of downtown Dalton. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Review for Pam Gadd and Kristy Cox:
Pam Gadd is no stranger to Dalton, having performed at WoodSongs Dalton with the New Coon Creek Girls numerous times. Pam's musical resume includes appearances on 10 albums and half-a-dozen videos, appearances on Hee Haw, Nashville Now, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a vocalist with Patty Loveless as well as being a Grammy and Academy of Country Music nominee with Wild Rose on Capital Records. Her considerable banjo skills, vocals, and songwriting have been part of recordings by many artists and she was nominated by SPBGMA for Song and Songwriter of the year. A gifted writer, Pam's songs have been recorded by Doyle Lawson, Rarely Herd and Carl Jackson, and in 2017 she won the Hazel Dickens Song Contest. Pam performed weekly at the Grand Ole Opry with Porter Wagoner as his singing partner until his death in 2007. She currently lives in Nashville and does music therapy for persons with cognitive disabilities, teaches banjo and conducts songwriter workshops.
Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused acoustic country/bluegrass, she has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Kristy has just released her album 'Ricochet' which debuted on six different Billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass Album. The first single from the album, the title track 'Ricochet' hit #1 on the US Bluegrass Radio Chart and #1 on the Australian Country Radio Chart. Her previous album 'Part of Me' saw her receive three nominations and brought home the Bluegrass Recording of the year at the 2017 Australian Country Music Awards. Credited for her performance and song writing capabilities, Golden Guitar winner Kristy has been getting a lot of attention in the international bluegrass scene.
The concert will benefit the DEO Clinic, which just began its 13th year of service to the community. With over 70 medical and non medical volunteers, the clinic is able to provide free medical services to qualifying low income uninsured residents of the Whitfield - Murray community. Modern Woodmen of America has agreed to match up to $2,500 in donations from the concert.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited. Tickets for the event will be available in advance at the Dalton Freight Depot Gift Shop; Bigham Music; and online at www.woodsongsdalton.com.
For additional information about the event email email@example.com or call 706-581-8025. To learn more about the DEO Clinic and its mission, visit www.deoclinic.org.
Sponsors for the event include The Downtown Dalton Development Authority; Arb's Insurance; Institutional Specialties; J & J Industries; Dalton Animal Care; Jevin's Ace Hardware; Hope 93.3; Donald Jones of Modern Woodmen of America; Engineered Floors; Dalton Print Shop; Little, Bates, Kelehear, & Toland; Dave and Pauli's Art Emporium; The Convention and Visitors Bureau; WDNN; Bigham Discount Music; A-1 Lock and Security; Octavio Perez - Real Living; North Georgia Surgical; Sassy Goat Milk Soap; L & M Photography; Zach Woody - Edward Jones; La Quinta Inn and Suites; Wyse Decisions; Bee Mixxx Productions; and Friends of WoodSongs.