George Jones - A Birthday Celebration!
Join some of the Bay Area's top Country/Honkytonk/Americana performers in this celebration of George's heart-breaking and boot-stomping songs, backed by Oakland's own Crying Time, along with pedal steel legend Bobby Black. Performers include: Maurice Tani, Laura Benitez, Elliot Randall, Val Esway, Loretta Lynch Trio, Mike Anderson, Danny Allen, and Crying Time with Jill Rogers, Myles Boisen, Tony Marcus, Smilin' Pete Garellick, and Tim Rowe. Ask anyone, "Who's the greatest singer in country music?" Chances are they will reply, "George Jones." From his start as a flat-topped honky-tonker to his reign as king of the country crooners, George's hit-making career spanned the history of country music after WWII. He scored number one hits in four different decades and helped to define the art of singing country music. We'll be playing songs from all across George's career.