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Todd Wright and The Mercury Dames Jazz Up the Jones House Friday, July 19 for 2013 Summer Concerts

July 19, 2013. The Town of Boone continues the 2013 Summer Concerts at the Jones House series this Friday, July 19, with Todd Wright and the Mercury Dames.

concerts-193x300The Mercury Dames will get things started at 5:00 p.m., bringing their blend of tight harmony singing and an eclectic song selection.  Including Kim France, Lauren Hayworth, and Kat Chaffin, the Mercury Dames have just recently formed, though they bring a host of personal experience to the mix.  Jim Fleri will be accompanying the Dames on keyboard, and guitarist Andy Page is expected to sit in with the group. 

“I’m really looking forward to hearing these girls sing and play,” says Cultural Resources Coordinator and Concerts organizer, Mark Freed.  “I have known them each from one group or another and the couple YouTube teasers I have seen sound really good.”

Todd Wright and Friends will follow the Mercury Dames.  As usual, Andy Page will be performing with Wright on Friday.  These two make up the heart of the Appalachian State University jazz studies, and they have been the nucleus of the local jazz scene for many years. 

“Todd and Andy are both veteran performers,” says Freed.  “They know how to entertain, and they have outstanding musicianship.” 

The Concerts at the Jones House are produced by the Town of Boone and sponsored by the Downtown Boone Development Association, Mast General Store, Footsloggers, MPrints, Stick Boy Bread Co., Melanie’s, and Farmer’s Rentals.  The free concerts take place every Friday, starting at 5:00 p.m., rain or shine.  People are encouraged to bring their own chair or blanket. 

For more information, including a complete schedule, visit www.joneshousecommunitycenter.org or call (828) 262-4576