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Bobby Giles and Music Mountain Bluegrass

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

Enjoy foot-stomping bluegrass with Bobby Giles and Music Mountain at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 19, at the Allen Public Library.  Sharing Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and Americana, this unique group only performs original songs produced and arranged by its members.

Bobby Giles is a passionate songwriter who sings lead vocals and plays the flat-pick guitar. His appreciation for the pure harmonies, faith-centered foundations, and family-friendly venues, inherent to the bluegrass music community, are the inspirations for the band’s personality and presentation.

Husband and wife members of the band, Tim and Becky McGaughy, hail from Amarillo.  A multi-instrumentalist, Becky plays the upright acoustic bass and sings high harmony.  Tim plays guitar and mandolin, sings middle harmony, brings a selfless humor and unique interpretation of ascending fifths to the band, and owns Amarillo Guitar Lessons where he teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bass, and music theory.

Playing and singing bluegrass music at age 12 while jamming with his father, Carl Josefy now plays mandolin and guitar and sings tenor, alto and ocassionally bass vocals. A native of both country and contemporary Christian music, Carl freely admits bluegrass is his favorite, not only because of its honest and pure sound but because “I just like to pick and sing.”

A purveyor extraordinaire of the 5-string banjo, Steve Loggie began performing in the early ‘70s and brings years of experience and impassioned, intricate musical detail to the stage.  

Recording three CDs, each available on CD Baby, Spotify and iTunes, as well as for purchase at their concerts, their 4th CD is being produced by veteran Nashville bluegrass musician/producer Jim Van Cleve, and will be available January of 2018.

Sponsored by the library, the concert is free.  The library is located 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.