TRIBUTE TO GEORGE JONES NEXT JAVA JAM, FRIDAY, JULY 25When George Jones died a year ago it left local Wharton born and reared musician, Robert Cline, Jr. with a desire to honor the “Possum” with a tour across the U.S. featuring quality musicians influenced by Jones who were of a similar mind. So Robert, not the shy type, went direct to one of the best sources of information on the subject, Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, who wrote 73 of George Jones’ songs and also played guitar for 17 years in his band. Peanutt agreed to throw in with Robert, a gifted renaissance man, a musician himself as well as a promoter of events.
Robert, now living in Colorado, has been touring with Peanutt Montgomery for good reason. Not only is Montgomery an outstanding musician but he has also written an incredible number of hits for Nashville stars such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris, Jerry Reed, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton and a staggering number of other famous personalities.
To quote Cline, “Having had an opportunity to write and record with Penutt on my current project "America Mojo", recorded at the Nutt House Recording Studio, I am excited for an opportunity to hit the road with one of the greatest of all times! More importantly, I get to introduce him to a lot of people who will appreciate his contributions to many the songs and careers he has created and influenced. It is a Trust honor.”
6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music
What you'll need to enjoy the evening:
- Bring your
own wine if you wish.
- Bring $15
per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor
system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money
to out of town musicians.
- Bring a
covered dish with a little extra to share with your new friends.
- Door prizes
will be given away featuring the July Business of the Month, The
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