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KASU's Bluegrass Monday will feature South 14 March 23

March 19, 2009 -- South 14 will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The performance is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally "pass the hat" to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Over the past six years, South 14 has become a favorite band at bluegrass festivals and venues in and around Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Based in Yellville, Arkansas, the group plays traditional bluegrass music heavily influenced by the early masters of the music such as Jimmy Martin, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In their concerts, South 14 performs a mixture of familiar bluegrass songs, traditional tunes and Gospel numbers.

South 14 features Mark Edwards on banjo and vocals, Joe Batterton on bass and vocals, Nathan Patton on mandolin and vocals, Lyn Baker on guitar and vocals, and Hank Beaver on fiddle.

In addition to the concert by South 14 at 7 p.m., area bluegrass musicians are invited to come to Atkins Celebration Hall beginning at 5 p.m. for an open jam session.  Musicians are asked to bring only acoustic instruments and to play only bluegrass music.  The jam sessions will end promptly at 6:45 p.m. prior to the beginning of the concert.

Also, Simply Delicious Catering will provide a country-style buffet meal beginning at 5 p.m. for a cost of $10 including tax and a drink. Seating at the venue will be around tables or in auditorium-style seating.

Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month.  These concerts are presented with support from the Posey Peddler, the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association and KASU.

KASU 91.9 FM is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact KASU program director Marty Scarbrough ( at (870) 972-2367.



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