The Band Perry to play App Summer

From Staff Reports (reporter@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Mar. 20, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 20, 2013
The Band Perry to play App Summer

The Band Perry is scheduled to perform July 6 at An Appalachian Summer Festival's annual Outdoor Fireworks Concert.

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The Band Perry is coming to Boone for an explosive performance – literally.

According to an Appalachian State University performing arts blog, the popular country trio will perform July 6 for the annual Outdoor Fireworks Concert at Kidd Brewer Stadium, as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Tickets have yet to go on sale.

Merging country, pop, and rock elements into a sharp contemporary sound, The Band Perry is comprised of siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar and piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar) and Neil Perry (drums, mandolin and accordion).

The band has a slew of accolades and awards to its name, including three nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards, a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and awards for “New Artist of the Year” from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association in 2011.

The band members attribute their success to each other. According to their website, the award-winning siblings can’t stress enough how integral a role family plays in their music.

“Reid, Neil and I share genes and a musical pedigree,” Kimberly Perry said. “We read the same classics and cook from the same recipes. With all of our likenesses though, I believe it’s our distinctions that stir up the magic when we create. When the three of us sit down to write songs together, we pull from all of our individual perspectives and happenstances to create the most interesting song concoctions.”

Those concoctions can be tasted July 6 in Boone – but first, the Perrys will pay a visit to their hometown of Greeneville, Tenn., for a free concert March 30 that doubles as a premiere for their new album, “Pioneer.”

“Anyone who knows us knows how much we love our hometown,” Neil Perry said in a press release. “We have been traveling so much the past several years that we wanted to bring our new music and our new show back home to the folks in Greeneville to say how much we appreciate their support, just like we did with our first record. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you.’”

The album is set for an April 2 release date, meaning Greeneville concert-goers will get a sneak peak at what Entertainment Weekly has dubbed one of the “12 Albums We Can’t Wait For.”

“What better place to unveil ‘Pioneer’ than right at home?” Kimberly Perry said.

Immediately following the special performance, The Band Perry will sign autographs and meet with its fans. The special concert will be held on North Main Street in downtown Greeneville, beginning at 6 p.m.

“We are especially looking forward to spending time with our friends there and meeting our fans,” Reid Perry said in the release. “Sometimes, to know where you are going, you have to know where you have been. Greeneville is our home and is so dear to our hearts. It’s the place we come back to, to feed our souls and rest our heads. It’s where we can truly let our hair down.”

The March 30 concert is being presented by the Greene County Partnership and sponsored by General Mills, as part of the Outnumber Hunger initiative.

In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside the gymnasium at Hal Henard Elementary School, located at 425 E. Vann Road in Greeneville, and attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more about An Appalachian Summer Festival, visit http://www.appsummer.org for updates. For more information on The Band Perry, visit http://www.thebandperry.com.



And More

In addition to The Band Perry, An Appalachian Summer Festival also announced “An Evening with Boz Scaggs,” set for Saturday, July 20, as part of its upcoming 29th season.

The popular singer-songwriter and guitarist will perform as part of the festival’s Schaefer Popular Series.

For more information on An Appalachian Summer Festival, stay tuned to http://www.appsummer.org.

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