George Strait wasn’t on the docket June 20 at the Cove Library, but two singing cowboys were and provided good old-fashioned pure country music.
Freddie Fuller and Greg Whitfield have played together for 12 years and it shows. During their set, they worked in harmony strumming their guitars and singing songs by artists from long ago — Gene Autry and Guy Clark to name a few.
“We really want to spread this music because first of all, it’s great music, and second, not many people have even heard it today,” Fuller said. “I want to help spread the word. Any time I can expose people to the classics, I do.”
A small crowd attended the free show and many had never heard the style of music before.
Brian and Shana Hall brought their three children to the show mostly because she listens to country while her husband prefers rock ’n’ roll. Their 7-year-old son, Leslie, expressed his view of the music to his mom during a pause in the show.
“You know, these cowboys are really good,” he told his mom. “I never heard this stuff before but I really like it.”
Leslie received a laugh from the crowd and a tip of the cap from Fuller and Whitfield.
Leslie smiled and his parents laughed and gave him a hug. It was obvious the new “old” music was a hit with the family, which was why Library Director Kevin Marsh invited the duo to perform at the library in the first place.
“We want to provide entertainment for the whole family and I heard good things about them,” Marsh said. “Our goal is always the same regardless of what the event is — provide Cove families with interesting things to do.”