James Lee Stanley performs at First Presbyterian

James Lee Stanley performs at First Presbyterian


Perennial favorite James Lee Stanley will give a performance at First Presbyterian Church this weekend, hosted by Charlotte’s Web. He will appear at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the church, 406 N. Main St.

In his 29 years (November ’93 was his first Web gig) of charming Web audiences, Stanley has always put on a killer show—one that makes you laugh, gain insight and be continually impressed with his guitar work, his vocal techniques and his songwriting skills. He just keeps getting better and better!

With 14 CDs to his name and an extensive list of credits, his talents are obvious. Most remarkable is that his extraordinary voice and his amazing guitar work are equaled by his engaging comedy and stage presence.

Stanley opened for Steven Wright for three years in concert halls all across America. He has also toured with Robin Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Chicago, the Smithereens, Stephen Sills, Robin Trower, the Dixie Dregs, Chick Corea and Return to Forever… the list goes on and on.

Stanley also produced the first Peter Tork (of the Monkees) solo CD, Stranger Things Have Happened, as well as a duet album with Tork entitled Two Man Band. He recently completed the writing of a musical comedy with Cathy Guisewite, based on her daily comic strip character, Cathy. He has also appeared as a regular Bajoran on Star Trek/Deep Space Nine.

Twice a Grammy nominee, Stanley also composed the music for three Emmy Award-winning CBS-TV specials: F1—The Magazine of Music and Sound named his Freelance Human Being/Selections for Solo Voice and Guitar Best Top Album of 1998 and one of the 200 Best For the Century. F1 also raved in its review— “This man is a great artist… and his guitar playing is simply gorgeous…”

If you haven’t seen James Lee Stanley, don’t wait any longer—and if you’re already a loyal fan, come anticipating yet another great concert and a new album—his 16th!

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; Canterbury Books, Highcrest Center, 398-1454; and Tin Whistle, N. Main & Auburn, 963-0270; or by mail with check and SASE, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. For Web information, call 964-2238.

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