CENTERVILLE — CORRECTION: Due to the good conduct hearing at the auditorium, this concert is taking place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29.
Mack Bailey, hailed as “the next great singer in folk music” by Glenn Yarbrough, the original tenor of the world-renowned folk trio, The Limelighters, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Simon Estes Auditorium. Bailey will perform the final concert in this season’s Centerville Concert Association line up.
Admission to the concert will be by season membership pass or $15 at the door. The association will be selling discounted season memberships for the 2014-2015 season for $30, rather than the normal $35. A season membership will allow entrance to at least six concerts held in Centerville as well as 14 other concerts in Ottumwa, Washington and Fairfield. The upcoming Centerville concerts will include music of the Carpenters and an ensemble called Chop Suey.
This season’s final concert will feature Bailey, an accomplished guitar player, who in 2004, was asked to join The Limelighters as their newest tenor. He now performs around the country with the trio, but tonight he will be playing a solo gig in Centerville.
Bailey has also been a principal member of the reunited 60s group, The Hard Travelers, for almost 20 years and has recorded five albums with them. He also has a long history of major concert appearances with folk and country stars including Brooks and Dunn, Emmy Lou Harris, Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Martina McBride, John Denver, Randy Travis, Alabama, Barbara Mandrell, Chet Atkins, Vince Gill and Amy Grant. He also performs with his wife, Rachel Levy, as a duo.