Catch a concert in the park

NEIGHBORS

August 04, 1996|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CAPTURE THE feeling of a Sunday evening in days gone by. Head over to Linthicum Park today to enjoy the breeze under the trees, share a light picnic with friends and neighbors and be entertained by a musical trio set up on the park's bandstand.

The Gray, Green and Travers Trio is the last performance in the Concert in the Park series sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights. The concert begins at 6 p.m., but will be preceded by a free picnic at 5 p.m., courtesy of the Linthicum Improvement Association. Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served until the concert begins.

The officers and board members of the association will be at a membership table in the park. The Gray, Green and Travers repertoire is a potpourri of folk ballads, show tunes, contemporary favorites and blue-grass instrumentals. Tom Gray, the trio's bass player, is known to anyone who follows acoustic music in this area. He has been named best bassist in the area six times by leading trade magazines and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Ol' Opry and the White House.

Fred Travers sings lead tenor and plays dobro with the trio. The dobro is an acoustical slide guitar that is played much like a steel guitar, but without the electronics. For the past three years, he has been nominated for Dobro Player of the Year honors at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. Roger Green rounds out the trio with his rich baritone voice and guitar. He sings the kinds of ballads and harmony the band likes, and his guitar rhythm is country blues with a trace of contemporary jazz.

"We've tried to do something different here," said Green. "We're drawing from a variety of musical tastes and styles."

Concert-goers are asked to bring chairs or blankets. The concert will be canceled in the event of rain. Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue. Turn at the blinking light by the firehouse on Camp Meade Road.

For information, call co-chairmen Jo Barker at 859-3308 or Delores Schuman at 789-7546.

Fantastic Youth

Linthicum area youth have been able to hang out with their friends this summer at the Friday Night Fantastic Youth Gatherings at St. John Lutheran Church, according to Kim Weitzel, organizer of the program.

Weitzel, 20, a Linthicum native, is a member of the church and a pre-seminary student at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., where she is in her junior year. She plans to attend Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary after graduation.

The last get-together for the summer is Aug. 16.

Pub Date: 8/03/96

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