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• From Jimmy Brown at Guitar Emporium, we hear this: 4th Annual Remembering Our Roots: A memorial/tribute to Tim Krekel, Steve Ferguson and Ricky Mason. All three passed away the same year (2009). Their impact and contribution to our Louisville music scene was profound. We intend to keep their music and spirits alive and kicking with this annual gathering. All proceeds to benefit the Cabbage Patch House performing arts program, in the names of Tim, Steve, and Ricky. We have raised over a thousand dollars each year so far. We have helped them get musical instruments, and $$ for instructions/workshops, etc.
Also, a painting of Tim, Steve, and Ricky done by Jim Masterson will be raffled off. Estimated value: $500 with 1/2 proceeds to Cabbage House and 1/2 to the artist.
What: Remembering Our Roots A tribute to Tim Krekel, Steve Ferguson, and Rick Mason
When: Sunday, October 14
Where: Stevie Ray's
Time: 4-11, doors open at 3
Who: Steve Ferguson's Midwest Creole Ensemble; Jim Masterson; members of Tim's TKO; Stray Cat Band w/ Ky. Headhunter Greg Martin; Little T&A; Mr. Jimmy; Tarnations
Admission: $5 minimum suggested donation
• Mayor Fischer has announced a new monthly series showing Louisville and regional musicians and artists. It will be held at Louisville Metro Hall. The Mayor remarked that "Louisville has an international reputation for local music, as well as performing and visual arts. We wanted to create the opportunity to enjoy a performance in the unique setting of Metro Hall, which is the people's building. We'll be featuring an eclectic mix of great performers and artists."
The first performance will be on October 4 at noon and will feature Cheyenne Marie Mize. Sudanese Rebaba will perform on November 1.
• The largest annual musical event in Louisville, the National Quartet Convention, will move to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, beginning with the 2014 convention. NQC brings 40,000 people to Louisville for a week, adding an estimated $8 million dollars to the economy. NQC officials said that the move was driven by changing demographics plus a reduction in overall attendance. The convention also has Christian music's largest marketplace with more than 500 exhibitors and almost 300 Southern Gospel artists in attendance
More information about the series is available at www.louisvilleky.gov/mayor/musicseries
Duncan, George Jr., 91, died in Louisville on August 24, 2012. He was a former member of the Silvertones singing group, which performed on WAVE radio and television
Herde, Joseph, J., 87, died in Louisville on September 1, 2012. He was a musician who played with the Holy Name band for 70 years and directed it for 50 years, had his on dance band and performed with many other bands over the years. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 11-637