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Rose, Gillis Band to perform in Glennville
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Evan Rose is one of the featured musicians in the Larry Gillis Band. - photo by Photo provided

Effingham musician Evan Rose will be among the performers when Larry Gillis and his Hard Driving Bluegrass Band take the stage at the Glennville City Auditorium on Feb. 13.

Rose, who is the grandson of Allen Lanier, who owns the Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, also has performed in Oregon, Colorado and New York.
The band features Larry Gillis of Soperton, one half of the legendary Gillis Brothers. Gillis is a renowned banjo picker who still plays the old claw hammer style and is now in his 28th year of performing.

Other band members are Rose, an 18-year-old who plays the mandolin and guitar and sings some lead vocals; Rafe Waters, who taught himself to play the doghouse bass while working as a paramedic and hails from Glennville; 20-year-old Alex Leach, from Knoxville, Tenn., who plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals and has his own bluegrass show once a week; and 17-year-old David Doss of North Carolina, who plays the fiddle in an old traditional style that fits right in with the Hard Driving Bluegrass Band.

The show begins at 7 p.m.      

The band’s new CD, “Old Man Dreaming,” is now available and features 12 songs.

Advance tickets are available for $15 each by calling (912) 237-0781, (912) 654-2515 or (912) 654-1309, and $20 at the door the evening of the event. Tickets also can be purchased at the Glennville Welcome Center.

The bluegrass concert is sponsored by Friends of the Glennwanis Hotel as a fundraiser for the restoration of the city-owned 1926 hotel.