James Lee Stanley at Mendelssohn

Charlotte’s Web brings back ‘last great undiscovered singer-songwriter’ Friday, April 21

An old favorite, James Lee Stanley, returns to entertain at Charlotte’s Web this weekend. See him at 8 p.m., Friday, April 21, at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St.

“So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be, let’s say something else. Let’s say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland… and here is where the wasteland ends,” said reviewer Tom Robbins.

It is only a long-lived singer-songwriter career that lets James unite the unpredictable creativity and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each with a finely crafted backing that sonically enhance the impulse behind the lyric. His music, coupled with his outrageously hilarious repartee, will make you wish you’d brought more friends.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; The Postal Shoppe, Edgebrook Center, 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, 484-0940; and Pinnon’s IGA Foods, 2324 N. Court St., 962-0131; or by mail with check and SASE, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. For Web information, call 964-2238.

From the April 19-25, 2006, issue

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