• Sucarnochee Revue to feature Dave's Highway

    Posted: January 20, 2012

    Author: Gena Robbins

     A spectacular night of music kicks off the Sucarnochee Revue’s 8th season of unique entertainment featuring two groups, Dave’s Highway and Ladies Night Out, performing on the University of West Alabama Campus in Livingston on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.


    “Dave’s Highway is the Mississippi-based trio comprised of teen siblings Delaney, Zachary and Erika Daves,” said Sucarnochee Revue producer and host Jacky Jack White. “They are a teenage sensation that effortlessly jumps from one genre to another, citing their primary musical influences as Little Big Town, Chris Tomlin, Alabama, The Martins, and The Eagles.”


    A rousing evening of time-warp harmonies awaits music lovers, courtesy of Ladies’ Night Out. This group of five merry ladies delivers the best in jazz, blues, gospel, and pop, with a touch of doowop thrown in for fun. Augmented by a delightful and unexpected array of props and costumes, Ladies’ Night Out puts on a lively show where the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boymeets the Boy from New York City, a Blue Moon shines over Route 66, and everyone gets In The Mood.


    The Sucarnochee Revue is a radio and television program featuring musical artists of all genres from the Black Belt region. Taped live in Bibb Graves Auditorium on the University of West Alabama campus in Livingston, and at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, Mississippi, its purpose is to introduce radio listeners in Alabama, the nation, and world to the artistic community of performers in the Black Beltarea.


    “We’re on about 55 radio stations across the country and also in Australia,” said White. “It also streams worldwide across the internet, which allows so many people to experience our culture through the music.”
    Mississippi Public Broadcasting currently airs the series each Friday at 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m. on MPB TV. Alabama Public Television recently completed shooting a documentary, “Sucarnochee: A Revue of Alabama Music” and also airs the program each Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. and on Thursday at 10:30 p.m.


    “We’re celebrating our culture, that’s what it’s all about,” says White. “We take the best artists from this part of the world, the Black Belt region, and put on the best show we know how. At any rate, it’s more than just the music, it’s about the region- you get a taste of what it’s like to live in this part of the world, and we’ve got something special.”


    For more information on the Sucarnochee Revue, please contact Jack White at (205) 499-9988 or visit www.jackyjack.com. Additional information on the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at UWA is available at www.centerforblackbelt.org, email the center , or by calling (205) 652-3828.

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