- Smash your pumpkin at Rockford’s Discovery Center Nov. 2
- Control the candy without limiting the Halloween fun
- RHS Ambassadors host Halloween party for hospitalized children
- Beware of the energy-sucking vampires in your home, ComEd warns
- Rockford Park District golf season begins to wrap up
- Two locals to be honored among state’s top college students
- Freshmen in Rockford schools beat state average in ‘on track’ to graduate
- The Odds Man: NFL QBs holding up Vegas in Week 9
- Murder charges filed in crash that killed Rockford attorney
- General Election Endorsements: Re-elect Madigan, Kinzinger
Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group perform Dec. 17
Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts will present Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group in concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St., Rockford.
Robin and Linda Williams have been working their magic on stage for 36 years, and their discography spans 30 years. Joined by Their Fine Group (Jim Watson on mandolin and vocals and Chris Brashear on fiddle and mandolin), this is one roots music outfit that is “comfortable being nicheless,” says Robin Williams.
Past masters of roots music, their repertoire encompasses country, traditional, bluegrass, modern folk, and Southern gospel. A good bit of that repertoire consists of original tunes.
Because they have such a deep selection from which to draw, the range of material one might hear during a Robin and Linda Williams concert is quite broad and eclectic. Their gift for grasping such a breadth of material with conviction makes Robin and Linda and Their Fine Group, a true delight in concert: a folksy band that is nicheless, yet noteworthy and timeless.
For more than 35 years, Robin and Linda Williams have delighted audiences with a blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that truly merits the title of “American music.” Robin and Linda are frequent guests on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion on NPR and were featured in the recent Robert Altman film by the same name.
This performance marks their first return to the Web stage since March 2008. They are no strangers to Rockford, having performed at Charlotte’s Web since the early 1970s.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at: Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State, (815) 963-6765; both Postal Shoppe locations: Edgebrook Center, (815) 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, (815) 484-0940 and JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., (815) 965-8903; Nikki’s Café, 604 Pleasant St., Beloit, Wis., (608) 207-3101; or by mail: send a check and SASE to P.O. Box 765, Rockford, IL 61105-0765. Indicate artist or performance date on check. Credit card payment accepted only at www.charlotteswebofrockford.org via PayPal. A $1 ticket processing fee is included. Print your receipt. Info: Call (815) 964-2238 or visit www.CharlottesWebofRockford.org.
From the Dec. 14-20, 2011, issue