Alan Rhody to play Walton Kirk on May 4
BY DENNY SCOTT
“Cinnamon” Jim Lee has organized a concert for country musician Alan Rhody at the The Walton Kirk, the former Duff’s United Church, on May 4.
The event, which will include dinner in the basement of the former house of worship before the show, is being organized by Lee alongside musician Al Richardson, who, with his wife, purchased the church.
The event, according to Lee, has come together thanks to Richardson’s desire to have the Walton Kirk become a place synonymous with great music, himself being a professional bass player.
“He’s connected with a lot of people in the music industry and he wants the Kirk to be a performance venue as well as a place music is created,” Lee said.
For such an end goal, Rhody, who is a writer and performer, is certainly a great first performer for Richardson and Lee to work together to bring to Walton.
Lee said Rhody is “old country”, having written songs and played with some of the biggest names in classical country music including the Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, George Jones, the Good Brothers, Murray McLauchlan, Lorrie Morgan and Ricky Van Shelton.
Last year he released his 11th independent album “Farther On”, which is described as a testimony to Rhody’s life lessons and storytelling.
In an e-mail to The Citizen, Lee explained the project also includes Zoellyn Onn and Thom Chisholm, who run Riverside Funeral Home in Brussels, as they have been interested in hosting a dinner at the church.
Tickets for the full evening, including the dinner, are $40, while tickets for the concert alone are $15. Lee said some tickets may be available at the door but are available now through the Lees at 519-887-9181.
For more information on Rhody, visit www.alanrhody.com.