During the mid-1990s, Grammy Award-winner Rick Trevino emerged as one of the first popular Hispanic singers in country music since the mid-1970s, when Freddy Fender and Johnny Rodriguez were recording hits. He racked up several hits over the next few years with his Garth Brooks-inspired blend of new country and album rock. Rick brings his classic country music with a Hispanic heritage to the Levitt Pavilion this Saturday at 8 p.m. sponsored by Union Pacific. Rick’s hits include the Top 40 single, Honky Tonk Crowd, and two Top 10 singles, She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry and Doctor Time. Rick won a Grammy Award in 1998 as part of Los Super Seven, an all-star band that included Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Freddy Fender, Joe Ely and Flaco Jimenez. The fourth weekend of the Texas Power Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday with the exciting and colorful Lannaya West African Drum & Dance Ensemble, an extended family of talented drummers, who perform intricate and traditional dances, songs and rhythms from Guinea and the Ivory Coast, West Africa, with an amazing energy. Their pieces celebrate the life and culture of West Africa with authentic and progressive interpretations of traditional West African dance, music and folklore. Combining gesture, music, audience participation, and historical and cultural aspects of dance and movement, Lannaya creates an atmosphere of connection and support. They will perform as part of the Chesapeake Energy Children’s Concert Series at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. In 2008, The Orbans, from Fort Worth, combined a “do-it-yourself” indie attitude with a style of pop music that’s not afraid to show a little Texas twang. Since then, they have played hundreds of shows, sharing the stage with Blues Traveler, Live, Cowboy Mouth, The Redwalls and Ryan Bingham,
and released their first full-length album. The Orbans draw comparisons to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Big Star, Dr. Dog, and Ryan Adams. The Orbans perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday and are sponsored by MiMo. A classically trained vocalist and deft instrumentalist, Terri Hendrix dodges musical pigeonholes by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own. She brings her unique style to the Levitt at 8 p.m. Friday, sponsored by Drs. Alexander Orthodontics. In addition to winning several music awards in San Antonio and Austin,Terri’s biggest honor came last year, when she was inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, joining such Lone Star luminaries as Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Doug Sahm. Before Terri performs, 11-year-old Grace London will show off her natural music instincts and abilities that go beyond her years. Her guitar playing is comparable to seasoned musicians, plus Grace has a feel for music and a grasp of different genres that won her the Best Vocalist/Instrumentalist Award at Austin’s ASPVA competition. Concluding the week at 8 p.m. on Sunday is a return visit by Blame Sally, a collective of four distinct voices and musical backgrounds that has forged a compelling and original sound that has earned the band a national reputation. Blame Sally has performed for audiences across the nation, sharing festival stages with
the likes of Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, Roseanne Cash and Greg Brown. The four women who make up the Bay area-based group put their individual careers aside to start Blame Sally when they were in their late 30s and 40s – the age when bands are traditionally supposed to break up and begin solo careers. Blame Sally is sponsored by the Star-Telegram. Complete information about the Levitt Pavilion, including a summer concert calendar is available on the Levitt’s Web site, www.levittpavilionarlington.org.
Posted by: Sam Moore
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