The Foothills Folk Society (FFS), a local non-profit group made up of artists and musicians https://www.facebook.com/foothillfolk will be putting on its fifth annual winter concert/fund raiser at the Chillicothe, Ohio branch campus of Ohio University this Friday. This years theme will be an imaginary old-time radio station - WFFS. Yours truly has been selected to be one of the co-hosts as well as one of the 15 performers/acts for the event. My co-host (guitar/mandolin player Bryan Joseph) and I have been working together for a couple of weeks writing ads/promos to read, intros for the acts, etc as well as making a few props to look like old-fashion microphones, etc that would be expected to be seen at an old radio station.
I'll be performing a couple new songs I've written : "Spirit of the Foothills" (a theme song for the group) and "Devil's Creek Church of God" a song idea that has been laying around in my "hook book" for several years and I finally got around to writing recently. The acts will be from various skill levels such as some of the students in our "Bridge" program which puts free lessons and guitars in the hands of local children who's families could not normally afford it, to performances by several accomplished musicians and singer/song writers that have played local venues for years.
As we do at all our performances, there will be no cover charge but we encourage folks to bring food or monetary donations for the local food bank. Last we donated 2.7 tons of food and several hundred dollars to the food bank and are hoping to exceed that this year. We also accept donations to FFS to be used for group expenses and purchasing instruments for the Bridge program.
It should be a lot of fun and I'm hoping all goes smoothly. My wife just wants to see me on stage wearing a vest and bow tie