Wiregrass Blues Fest to honor Trawick

first_imgSkip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like PCHS wins state award for school safety Pike County High School was awarded the 2016 Attorney General’s Safe School Initiative Award for Excellence. Pictured from left, Shondra… read more Wiregrass Blues Fest to honor Trawick By Jaine Treadwell “Lenny started singing and playing gospel music with his family at local churches,” Anthony said. “He soaked in the mix of gospel, country, blues and rock music that permeated the Wiregrass musical landscape. His musical career has spanned more than five decades and has featured an amalgam of blues, gospel, country and jazz, performing in bands and also as a solos artist.”Trawick said he is greatly honored and humbled as well.“It’s always a good feeling when someone recognizes what you do,” he said. “I appreciate being chosen for this honor.” Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “It has a sound of its own. You don’t mistake the blues. Some people say the blues is the black man’s music and country is the white man’s blues. But the blues is its own music. You either love it or you don’t.”And there’s no doubt as to where Lenny Trawick stands on that.During Trawick’s career, he has won several awards for blues songwriting at the MOVA Festival in Guntersville. He also won the Troy Arts Council’s Professional Music Award in 2016.Trawick, Jim Carr, Ed Esposito and Lamar Millar will kick of Saturday’s events at 2 p.m. at the Wiregrass Museum of Art located behind the Dothan Civic Center. The finale of the Wiregrass Blues Festival will begin at 9:30 p.m. with a jam session by all performers.Tickets will be available at the gate. Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017 Trawick said, although he plays different types of music, it’s the blues that he prefers.“It’s the feeling that you get when you play the blues,” he said. “It reminds me of those field songs that were sung in the cotton fields. It’s more like gospel but different, too.”He said some people say the blues is sad and depressing. However, he said it’s not. It’s expressing a feel, a mood. It’s thoughtful and reflective.“The blues originated in the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans,” Trawick said. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County musician Lenny Trawick will be honored today at the Wiregrass Blues Festival in Dothan. Trawick’s career has spanned more than five decades and includes gospel, country, blues and rock music.Local musician, singer/songwriter Lenny Trawick will be honored as the living honoree at the Wiregrass Blues Festival in Dothan this weekend.Gil Anthony, disc jockey for Blues Power, said each year, along with entertainment provided by several blues artists, the event also spotlights two honorees during the event. One of those is a living honoree and one is deceased and both have played a huge part in the history of blues in the Wiregrass.This year’s living honoree is Lenny Trawick of Brundidge who was raised in the heart of the Wiregrass in rural Josie. Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more