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Gary Timbs to perform in Staples

STAPLES — Gary Timbs will bring his combination of blues, rockabilly, country and gospel rooted in the deep south with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, in Centennial Auditorium in

Staples. The concert is underwritten by Unity Bank.

Timbs is an Atlanta native and a Nashville music veteran. He is a performer who has toured with several acclaimed groups, including the Grammy-winning Statesmen Quartet and Country Music Hall-of-Famer Sonny James. He has jammed with Elvis Presley, the Statler Brothers and George Jones, and he’s performed with Mickey Gilley as guest pianist.

Timbs was with the Statesmen when their album, “I Believe in Jesus” was nominated for a Grammy, an album which included two songs he wrote. One of those songs, “Roll Back River Jordan” was nominated for the Gospel Dove Award’s “Song of the Year,” losing out to Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord.” That same year, Timbs was nominated for a Dove Award as “Most Promising New Artist.”

The concert will also mark the debut of Timbs’ new CD. Songs on the CD that will performed at the concert, include “Georgia on My Mind,” Sonny James hits “Young Love” and “Bright Lights, Big City,” Elvis standards “Love Me Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” Hank Williams’ “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry” and the gospel songs “Stand By Me,” “That’s Enough,” and Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”

Still to come on this year’s Arts Council season are The James Sewell Ballet, performing to the music of Rogers and Hart; and Clocks and Clouds, where classical and rock music meet.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance; or $15 for adults and $7 for students at the door. Tickets are available online at the arts council’s website at and at the Community Education Office of the Staples Motley Public Schools at 218-894-2497.

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