If you missed The Memphis Thrillbillies at the Saline Summer Music Series, you missed out. You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing!
Elvis tribute artist Colin Dexter and the band payed homage to the music of the early Elvis days in Memphis - and to many of the bands and artist who followed in his footsteps. The free concert, held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer, drew one of the largest crowds yet. It was composed of people of all ages - from the youngsters using chalk to draw on South Ann Arbor Street to their elders tapping their feet to origins of rock and roll.
The Summer Music Series continues Aug. 8 with performances by two acts. Rollie Tussing and the Midwest Territory perform a country/blues/jazz mix. Stella! performs American roots.
The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic perform Aug. 16. The series concludes Aug. 23 with a performance by funk/reggaue/ska band, Hullabaloo.
Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.