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First ParkFest 'Super Tuesday' comes to Robe-Ann Bandshell

Monday, June 18, 2012

Featuring its lineup of (from left) guitarist Rick Barcus, drummer Jeremy Hayes and bassist Dennis Furr, Saturday Shoes will bring its trademark blend of alt-country and classic rock to the ParkFest stage for the first Super Tuesday in the history of the series.
The first "Super Tuesday" of this year's ParkFest concert series is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Robe-Ann Park Bandshell.

The lineup for the night will feature Bill Headley opening, followed by the Covered Bridge Country Chorus and then the night's headliner, Saturday Shoes.

Bill Headley grew up in Bloomington playing classical music in piano lessons, singing gospel music in church and listening to country and pop/rock on the radio.

When Bill bought his first acoustic guitar at 17, he found that songwriting was his true passion. He gravitated toward the sounds coming out of Laurel Canyon in the 1970s: the Eagles, J.D. Souther, Jackson Browne, Dan Fogelberg and James Taylor. Joni Mitchell and Carole King were great female inspirations as well.

The synergy of thought-provoking lyrics combined with a beautiful melody resonates deeply in his being. The craft of writing songs has been a constant throughout Bill's adult life.

Since the passing of his father in 2010, Bill's record "Angels" was a yearlong quest.

"I wanted to assemble a collection of songs that would represent many elements of the human experience -- love lost and found, death and the passing of time, joy, heartbreak, regret and reconciliation, divine intervention and bad decisions."

Bill not only performs as a solo artist, but also plays piano and sings with the Hazelwood String Band. On Sunday mornings he leads the contemporary worship service at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bloomington.

Bill and his wife, Judy, have been married for 33 years. They have two adult daughters and a 4- year-old grandson.

Covered Bridge Country Chorus, or CBCC, was founded in January 2003. CBCC is part of Harmony Inc., an international organization for women barber shoppers. CBCC is part of Area 4 of Harmony, which includes more than 20 states as well as parts of Canada.

CBCC has competed in eight area competitions and were the Area 4 Champions in 2010. The chorus has qualified and competed in seven of the Harmony international competition. They have had seven local shows and performed with their sister chorus at their show in Carmel.

This talented group of women has taken part in the Civic League's annual ParkFest summer concert series, Greencastle's July 4th Celebration and Airport Appreciation Days.

CBCC was honored to be included on the "Putnam Country Prime Cuts" CD that was made exclusively for the Putnam County Museum's fundraiser in the fall of 2011.

The group's biggest honor came when the women's barbershop singers were asked to sing the national anthem before the Indianapolis Colts game on New Year's Eve in 2006.

Throughout the year the Covered Bridge Country Chorus has great fun singing for residents of the local nursing homes. CBCC members hail from Putnam, Clay, Hendricks and Hamilton counties.

A crowd favorite, this is Saturday Shoes' fifth year playing ParkFest. Saturday Shoes is likely to cover classic rock numbers, but is sure to avoid mainstream hits. The band's bread and butter, though, remains alt-country (or Americana or country rock), so fans need not be discouraged.

Their influences include Ryan Adams, Drive-By Truckers, Merle Haggard, The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Wilco and so much more.

Band members include Dennis Furr on bass and vocals, Rick Barcus on guitar and vocals and Jeremy Hayes on drums and vocals.

Learn more about the band at www.facebook.com/SaturdayShoes.

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