We'll String You Along

with some

Great Music.

This year's musical lineup

is as diverse as the porches

these musicians will be

performing  on.

Randy Rudd

plays guitar and sings. A seasoned musician, 17 years with the Sons of the Pioneers, formerly with Roy Clark, Moe Bandy..

 

Raymond Beam

is a guitar and keyboard player from the band, Year of the Sloth, that plays a mixture of jazz, country, rock, and blues. He majored in philosophy at UCM and studied classical guitar on the side. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he is a free lance translator/interpreter who makes his home in Higginsville.

 

Perry Beam

is a piano player, singer and songwriter from the band, Beam & Eads, that have played over a thousand shows in the past ten years. Prior to that he owned a club in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where he played played jazz, pop, and country music for nearly thirteen years. He lives in Higginsville.

 

Ann Brock

is a country-rock singer who has been in show business all her life. She originally made a name for herself on the "opry" circuit and later went on to do more acoustic-oriented interpretations of classic country and folk ballads.  In addition to music performance, she is the managing director of the St. Joseph Symphony.

 

Joe Payne

spent many years on Broadway where he was the lead guitarist in the show, Jersey Boys, for the entirety of its run.  He is also an accomplished "flat picker" and will be accompanying Ann Brock. He currently resides in San Diego, but is home for the weekend, much to our benefit.

 

The Music-Lee's

is a talented musical trio of siblings that have learned their extensive repertoire through the Suzuki Method. They have performed with their group, The Ottawa Suzuki Strings, at many venues, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Future Stages Festival for 4 years. All three enjoy playing their instruments, but the oldest has the strongest commitment as she's been with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City since the 5th grade. They play in a variety of styles, including classical and fiddling.

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