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Columbia Theatre to present new country music trio


Thursday, April 2, 2015 Maybe April
by: Tonya Lowentritt

NEW COUNTRY TRIO TO PERFORM AT COLUMBIA - Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting a new country music trio straight from Nashville called "Maybe April." Scheduled on April 14, the all-female trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street, at columbiatheatre.org, or at 985-543-4371.


HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting "Maybe April," a new country music trio straight from Nashville. Scheduled on April 14, the all-female trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.

Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Interim Director Roy Blackwood is excited about presenting an up and coming country group.

"Seldom is found a trio of song-writers with such diverse backgrounds who collaborate naturally as does Maybe April," he said. "Audiences with a wide range of musical tastes are amazed by their blend of catchy, creative lyrics and melodies."

According to Blackwood, the group was created in the summer of 2012 when Katy Bishop, Kristen Castro and Alaina Stacey all traveled across the country to Nashville for a week-long music industry camp.

"Sharing a deep love of country-folk music, a genuine admiration for one another's unique sound, and a constant willingness to laugh at themselves, the three strangers from Jonesboro, Ark., Semi Valley, Calif., and Chicago, Ill., quickly became friends," Blackwood added.

In just a few hours, Blackwood said, the three singer-songwriters wrote a country song that shocked music industry professionals.

"'Loving You Still' sounded as though it was written by artists who had been working together for years," he said. "Little did Maybe April know the song would grow to be a very important song for them."

In January 2014, the trio was invited to play their song at the Grammy-sponsored event "A Song is Born," at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., along with artists and songwriters like Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Allen Shamblin, Gavin DeGraw, J.D. Souther, Joy Williams from the "Civil Wars," and many others.

Opening for the trio are Jodi James and Clay Parker from Baton Rouge, performing Country/Americana music.

Tickets for the Maybe April concert are $20 for balcony and orchestra and $34 for loge and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.

All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Maybe April and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 985-543-4371 for more information.



 




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