Son-in-Laws and Songwriters

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Article Published: Aug. 28, 2013 | Modified: Aug. 31, 2013
Son-in-Laws and Songwriters

The Worthless Son-in-Laws, featuring, from left, Rich Crepeau, Rob Brown, Jimmy Davidson and Dave Brewer, will perform Friday at the Jones House in downtown Boone.

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The Worthless Son-in-Laws brings its new album to the Jones House this Friday for a live performance, along with songwriters Rod Farthing and Tom Shirley, continuing the town of Boone’s summer concerts series.

The event will kick off with songwriter Rod Farthing at 5 p.m. Farthing is a local farmer, guitarist and songwriter.

“Rod incorporates themes of life on the farm and in the Southern mountains into his songs,” concerts organizer Mark Freed said. “It has been several years since he joined us at the Jones House, and we are excited to have him back.”

Boone native Tom Shirley will follow Farthing, bringing his own spin on songwriting. Shirley performed sets the past two years, and this year he’ll be joined by his wife, Pamela Shirley, and friend Truman Dodge.

“Tom has written some really good songs,” Freed said. “He has been at this for about 40 years, and his craft has clearly been honed.”

The evening will finish with the local, widely celebrated, alt-country and Americana band, The Worthless Son-in-Laws.

The Son-in-Laws have become a regular featured act in the Summer Concerts at the Jones House, and this year they will arrive with a new recording in hand.

“I know they are excited to share their new CD with our concert-goers at the Jones House,” Freed said. “This sophomore release has been a few years in the making, and they have had the time to mold the songs both in the studio and on the stage.”

The Concerts at the Jones House series is produced by the town of Boone and sponsored by the Downtown Boone Development Association, Mast General Store, Footsloggers, MPrints, Stick Boy Bread Company, Melanie’s and Farmer’s Rentals.

The free concerts take place every Friday, starting at 5 p.m., rain or shine. People are encouraged to bring their own chair or blanket for the lawn.

For more information, including a complete schedule, visit or call (828) 262-4576.

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