“Sucarnochee Revue” another success

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2005

LIVINGSTON-The weather was not the only heat hanging around the University of West Alabama Friday night. Inside the auditorium of Bibb Graves Hall several hot acts were also steaming up the Sumter County air.

At Friday night’s “Sucarnochee Revue” several acts took the stage to entertain an enthusiastic crowd. All in attendance enjoyed songs by Wood Newton, who wrote “Riding with Private Malone,” Britt Gully and Mississippi Chris Sharp and the Jang-a-Lang Band.

Joyce Shearer also sat in and performed a mix of traditional music including her “Possum Song.”

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J. Burton Wheeler was also in town to take the stage.

Jack White, the host of the show, said the performance got another positive reaction from the crowd and their affiliates.

“We are really getting a great reaction from the shows,” White said. “We had a call from one of our entities who said they wish we could have a show every week.”

White said Friday’s performance gives them a lot of momentum heading into their next two shows. He said the next shows would be filled with rare talent and unique performances.

“We are looking to have a lot of talent at our next two shows,” White said. “We will have a Celtic show and some other award winning acts.”

The next show will be Sept. 2 and will feature Karen Staley who was written many of Faith Hill’s songs. The following show will be Oct. 21.

White said the shows for the fall are expected to get an even bigger reaction than the previous showings. White said once school is back in session they expect a packed house to welcome the September and October performers.

“We really expect the crowds to get a lot bigger when school is back in,” White said. “Once the students come back for the fall the crowds should be a lot bigger.”