TEMPLE — The Cultural Activities Center is hosting a new series, “Music, Brew and BBQ,” sponsored by Lone Star Beer and Schoepf’s Old Time Bar-B-Que.
The series will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with singer Lincoln Durham. Guy Forsyth will perform May 2 and Gary P. Nunn will play May 21.
Pre-show dinners will be catered by Schoepf’s Bar-B-Que and complimentary Lone Star beer will be available during the concerts. The planned menus for pre-show dinners are: Saturday, ribs, beans and potato salad; May 2, smoked turkey, cucumber salad and cheesy potatoes; May 21, brisket, sausage, potato salad and beans.
Advance tickets for the Lincoln Durham concert are $10 and $15 at the door. Dinner is $12. Advance tickets to hear Guy Forsyth or Gary P. Nunn are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A three-show package is available for $28. Call 254-773-9926 or go to cacarts.org for tickets and information.
Durham’s cross-generational geniality must have roots in his musical start. His father and grandfather taught him to fiddle at age 4. He took to it well, winning the Texas State Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10.
Durham switched to electric guitar as a teen and studied Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He plays just about anything, including a diddly bow, which is a cigar box stuck on a broom handle with a piano string tied on.
“Guy Forsyth is steeped in rich Americana roots sound,” said Jane Boone, marketing director for the Cultural Activities Center. His talents include vocals, acoustic, electric and slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele and singing saw.
Austin icon Nunn is considered a founding father of the progressive country movement that began in the 1970s.
Can’t recall the name? Are you able to join in for a rousing chorus of, “I wanna go home with the armadillo?” That’s the song “London Homesick Blues,” which opened the PBS television show “Austin City Limits” for decades.
He was named an Official Ambassador to the World by Gov. Mark White, and years later, Gov. Rick Perry also declared him an Ambassador of Texas Music.