Venue: American Cathedral of Paris
Music Inspired by a Southern State ( details of program below) Admission is free.
Alabama. It’s grandma in the kitchen. It’s long hot summers, sweat, and mosquitos. It’s football in the fall. It’s fields of white and houses of faith. It’s a complicated past. It’s a bright future. Alabama. It’s home.
We celebrate the music born in this State, now 200 years old. All of the music performed tonight was made famous by a Son or Daughter of Alabama. We will also pay a special tribute to the music made in the famous Muscle Shoals studios. From Classical to Country, from Jazz to Gospel, our Alabama has produced some of the best of music. You will hear some of your favorites. You might hear something new. You will definitely hear a Wallace State twist!
We invite you to sit back, sing, clap along, laugh, cry, and reminisce with us as we journey through decades of memories of home. of Alabama.
Daybreak- Wallace State Theatre
Southern Star/Mountain Music Alves, Dean, Murrah, Owen, arr. Richter, Keisler (Alabama)
A Day in the Life- Blake Tetro
I’m So Lonesome Williams, arr. Richter (Hank Williams)
Swimming Holes: Cheyenne Smith/Caroline Grimes
Dancin’ in the HEAT: A Tribute to Martha and the Vandellas - Gaye,
Stevenson, Hunter. Arr. Richter/Keisler
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett. Arr. Richter
When a Man Loves a Woman - Lewis, Wright, arr. Burks, Rose (Percy Sledge)
Old Time Rock and Roll - Seger, arr. Shaw
Steeples and Bells….Riley Adams
Ain’a That Good News - arr. William Dawson
Gospel Medley (Something Got Ahold on Me, I Saw the Light, Mind on Jesus). - Cleveland, Williams, African American Traditional, arr. Richter, Keisler (The Blind Boys of Alabama, Hank Williams, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark)
Midnight Hour! A Wilson Pickett Medley - Pickett, Cropper, Rice, Kenner, arr. Richter, Burks, Rose
Music Recorded in Muscle Shoals:
I Never Loved a Man - Shannon, arr. Burks, Rose (Aretha Franklin)
Moving to the Land of Freedom:. Cole Lawrence
All Night Long-A Lionel Richie Medley Richie, arr. Richter, Keisler
Barton Hollow - White, Williams (The Civil Wars)
Boondocks - Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook, Kirkpatrick (Little Big Town)
Twilight in Alabama… Wallace State Theatre
Stars Fell on Alabama - Parish, arr. Richter
My Home’s in Alabama - Owen, Gentry, arr. Richter (Alabama)