Friday, July 27, 2012

Bimini Road and SlipJig to perform at the July 30, 2012


Enjoy a spirited evening of eclectic acoustic folk rock and Celtic music at the

July 30, 2012 Concerts by the River featuring music from Bimini Road and SlipJig.

Sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, this free concert series is held at Rhodes Ferry Park each Monday beginning  in May and runs through August. Concerts begin at 6:00 PM and usually conclude by 8:00 PM.  For updated schedule information, please call 256-341-4818 or visit

 In case of inclement weather, cancellation decisions will be announced after 4:00 PM on the website and on the DPR and Decatur, Alabama Facebook  pages.

Bimini Road,  will make their debut appearance at Concerts by the River in the 2012 season.  This eclectic acoustic ensemble blends elements from folk rock, jam bands, blues and reggae into a style and sound that is uniquely their own.  Musical influences include performers such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Stills and Young.  The group has performed at events and venues such as Berkeley Bob’s Coffee House, the DailyBrew, Third Fridays Downtown, Panoply, North Alabama Folk Festival, Coffee Tree, Madison Gazebo Concerts and the Madison Street Festival.  Artists in the group include Chuck Puckett (guitar, vocals, songwriter), Ruthie Puckett (vocals), Jason Morgan (bass, vocals) and Clark Williams (drums, vocals.)  For more information on

Bimini Road visit their Facebook page or website at

Experience St. Patrick’s Day in July as North Alabama’s own Celtic band,  SlipJig, play music that truly will make the river dance!  The name “SlipJig” comes from a traditional Irish dance with the band offering a wild ride through the best of traditional and Celtic music.  The talented multi-instrumentalists combine tight melodies and rhythms with rich vocal harmonies to make the music of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton come alive.  The group is composed of seasoned musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds including Classical, Folk, Rock, Blues and Jazz who have found their true passion in the Celtic music tradition that tells the stories of the joys and sorrows of a simpler life.  Band members include:   Mike Clem (mandolin, tenor banjo, whistles, guitar, bodhran), Andy Kruspe (Irish drum, melodica), Mike Lyon (whistles, bagpipes, vocals),  and Phil Williamson (fiddle, bones, vocals.)  Stomp your feet to high-energy jigs and reels, sing along with pub songs, or just close your eyes and listen to ancient airs and ballads.  For more information on SlipJig, please visit 

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