Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 16, 2012

"The Last Waltz" bringing music, money to Glasgow Plaza

GLASGOW — The music from the movie, “The Last Waltz,” will come to life next week when local musicians perform the movie’s soundtrack in concert at the Plaza Theatre.

The concert, which is being sponsored by Sustainable Glasgow, is a fundraiser for the historic theater.

“This is our tribute to ‘The Last Waltz,’” said Josh Johnson, manager of the Bounty of the Barrens farmer’s market, which is a Sustainable Glasgow project.

The movie documents the final 1976 concert of The Band, a Canadian-American band.

“To kind of go out with a bang, what they did was they invited all of their musical friends and influences. There was Bob Dylan. There was Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Neil Diamond — all these big names from that era,” said Johnson. “So, what we are doing is we are playing the songs from that concert.”

The concert at the Plaza will feature Blake Perkins, Brandon Atwell, Kelly Anne Bunch, Richard Burchett, Brandi Button, Morgan Button, Keith Hurt, Kenton Bryant and Wes Royse, among others.

“We’re hoping to create a very festive atmosphere,” said Johnson.

This is not the first time Sustainable Glasgow has enlisted local talent to perform the music from the movie.

“We actually did it at George J’s on Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve. We rang in 2012,” Johnson said. “It was kind of an experiment to see what would happen. It went over so well that they wanted to do it again.”


For the full story, read the Nov. 17 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

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