James Lee Stanley performs at Memorial Hall

James Lee Stanley performs at Memorial Hall


Returning favorite James Lee Stanley comes to entertain Charlotte’s Web audiences at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.

An evening with Stanley is not to be missed. The Seattle Guide asks: “Where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? He has a special kind of soul… the innate gut talent that distinguishes the artist from the technician.”

F1, The Magazine of Music and Sound says, “… songs of extraordinary beauty, depth and power, creating more musical substance and emotional profundity from just his pure, agile, expressive tenor voice and adept acoustic guitar picking than most artists are able to achieve using a full band.”

After 10 albums, this veteran performer still manages to keep his act fresh and original. One reviewer wrote, “While Stanley’s views on certain social issues date him to a time when promiscuity and a devil-may-care attitude were respected and even applauded, he writes music with a more romantic and at times melancholy tone.”

The Denver Post said, “An unexpected power from the limited instruments (Stanley plays acoustic guitar and piano) creates rock ‘n’ roll that would justify rolling out the dance floor. The more sad and sensitive expressions of the love songs are counterbalanced by Stanley’s absurdly amusing introductions.”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, he’s back to entertain you. Charlotte’s Web is pleased to welcome back this perennial favorite. Tickets are $12 in advance or $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 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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