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Gabe Stillman Band Free Concert Is Rescheduled To Friday, Sept. 10
At 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, the Gabe Stillman Band will perform selections from Stillman’s new album “Just Say The Word” during a free concert on the outdoor stage at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The outdoor stage is on the Central Avenue side of the building. This in the last free outdoor concert sponsored by the Deane Center and the Wellsboro Community Concert Association. Donations are appreciated.
Originally, this concert was going to be held outdoors on Friday, Aug. 27, the same day “Just Say The Word” was released worldwide by the VizzTone Label Group. It was to be the kick off for Stillman’s three-concert “Album Release Weekend.” Unfortunately, it had to be cancelled due to rain and lightning.
This time, the Stillman concert will be free and outdoors or, if it rains, will be free and indoors in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre.
An ace guitarist and singer, Stillman leads the band, which includes Colin Beatty of Williamsport on bass guitar and Ray Hangen of Buffalo, N.Y. on drums.
“Just Say The Word” will be available for purchase in Wellsboro. It includes thirteen thoughtfully crafted originals plus two covers that further solidify Stillman’s reputation as an accomplished guitarist and songwriter. The lyrics and arrangements are diverse and heart throbbing with messages that are both personal and universal. “Just Say the Word” appeals to those in the blues world while stretching the boundaries into that realm of “just great music” that defies category.
Produced by Anson Funderburgh at Wire Recording in Austin, Texas, “Just Say the Word” is a compelling listen from beginning to end, with powerful contributions from the Texas Horns and special appearances by Funderburgh, Sue Foley, and Greg Izor.
Bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre. Or, if it rains, plan to move indoors.