Jimmy Newman Benefit Gathering

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Zeke's Three Generation Jug Rascals says
Jimmy Newman! Mandolin trailblazer of the Memphis/Missippi style. Friend and Reverend.

We are doing what we do best--throwing a musical party to help our friend offset the costs of fighting cancer.

Music from Steve Selvidge, Crawpatch, and Zeke's Three Generation Jug Band.

We will also host a Silent Auction. Contact Pam McGaha for more info.

See on at Sat the 19th. Doors open at 7. Music starts at 8. Only $12.




About Jimmy Newman, if you don't know him:

Jimmy became one of the legends in the late 60’s and 70’s in the southern country music genre. He began playing mandolin in the early 60’s and was spotted by Don McGregor at a Memphis Central High School talent show in 1967. In the early years Jimmy performed regularly at the Bitter Lemon, a popular coffee house at Union Ext. and Poplar. By the 70’s, Jimmy had joined Crawdad, playing at High Peanut’s Pub, among other popular “joints” in Memphis. As to be expected, bands broke up and reformed with different combinations of members throughout the years. Crawpatch became one of those groups with talented musicians from Crawdad and Briarpatch with Jimmy as part of the reformed band. Crawpatch experienced a great deal of success in Memphis and the Mid-south and welcomed other musicians to sit in with them, such as Lee Baker, Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, Tony Thomas, Furry Lewis, Zeke Johnson, Charles McNutt, Alex Chilton, Leo LeBlanc, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Finney, Chester Thayer, and Les Birchfield.
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