Dalton, GA -- On February 22nd, a real treat is happening at the WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter in Dalton, Georgia. The WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton February 22nd concert will be featuring the New Coon Creek Girls and Beacon in the Valley.
The WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter will host the New Coon Creek Girls, a Kentucky based bluegrass band and Robinson Renard - "The Beacon in the Valley". The New Coon CreekGirls were formed in 1979 by Mr. John Lair the founder of Renfro Valley, with the intention of carrying on the traditional music that was played by the original "Coon Creek Girls" on his famous Barn Dance from 1930's - 1960's; but it didn't take long for Lair to see that the New Coon Creek Girls talents would take them far beyond the walls of Renfro Valley.
After leaving the Valley they traveled extensively playing and singing their own brand of Acoustic music throughout the United States and Abroad. For almost 20 years the NCCG's were a main stay at Bluegrass Festivals, Fairs, Concerts and College Venues. There have been several personnel changes over the years, but never has there been a combination of which found more popularity as a group, than that of which was together in the mid 80s.
It is that lineup of women that has come together after a 27 year hiatus; Pam Gadd on vocals, banjo & guitar, Wanda Barnett on vocals, guitar & fiddle, Vicki Simmons on vocals, bass & claw hammer banjo, and Pam Perry Combs on vocals, mandolin & guitar. Tom Brown, WoodSongs Dalton Director says of the upcoming concert, "The girls are playing just a few select dates this year, and I am thrilled that we were able to get them. They're seasoned performers who will bring a broad repertoire of songs and a whole lot of talent to the Freight Depot."
Opening for the New Coon Creek Girls will be singer songwriter Robinson Renard, who performs under the name "Beacon in the Valley". A southern transplant from the Northeast, the "beacon" gains fans wherever he performs with his unforgettable voice and soulful lyrics.
This regionally acclaimed concert series features emerging and established performers and will be held in the intimate and eclectic setting of the historic Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street in down town Dalton Georgia. The concert series is sponsored in part by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority and the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau.