The Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of with Country Music singer/producer Gail Davies and her son, multi-instrumentalist Chris Scruggs. The concert will take place Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Library’s Packard Campus Theater. Tickets for the free event can be obtained at: daviesandscruggs.eventbrite.com. Some “day of concert” standby seats will be available, but advance tickets are strongly encouraged.
Best known for being the first female record producer in country music, Gail Davies is also a talented songwriter and the author of such radio standards as “Bucket to the South” for Lynn Anderson, “Hometown Gossip” for The Whites and “Tell Me Why” for Jann Browne, along with her own hit recordings of “Grandma’s Song,” “It’s Boys Like You,” “Not A Day Goes By” and “Someone is Looking For Someone Like You.” As a singer, Gail’s voice, described by jazz critic Nat Hentoff as “brilliantly evocative,” has earned her 18 Top 40 Billboard hits (six songs in the Top Ten) and two standing ovations on The Grand Ole Opry. Maverick Magazine wrote “Gail Davies is one of the most important and influential female singer/songwriters to have been involved in country music in the past 30 years. She was the first woman to produce her own records and is cited by today’s pop/country divas as their role model, the girl who kicked open the closed doors on Music Row.”
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Scruggs is currently the bass player for Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. In addition, Chris fronts his own group Chris Scruggs & The Stone Fox Five and is a much sought after musician and songwriter. The only son of Gail Davies, Chris grew up on the road, and in addition to being a top flight musician is also an astute historian of country music. Formerly one of the leaders of the highly regarded country group BR549, Chris has played with Michael Nesmith and Ray Price among others.
All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. Or, you may email [email protected] . For further information on the theater programming, visit www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/. In case of inclement weather, call the theater information line no more than three hours before showtime to confirm cancellations.
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