Date(s) - Saturday May 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro
Hear the story of two musicians — Mackie Redd and Joe Gillis — two long lost brothers who found each other after 57 years. Hear about the road that lead to them meeting, and how much they have in common when it comes to music.
Sierra County, NM, singer/songwriter Mackie Redd has been performing in public since he was 14, going on to win multiple songwriting competitions, and sharing the stage with Peter Rowan, Chuck Pyle, and Cozy Sheridan. He has recorded three CDs, “When the Last Leaves Fall,” “Enjoy the Ride” and “Dreaming Out Loud.” www.mackieredd.com
Raised in England and now living in Lubbock, Texas, Joe Gillis currently sings lead vocals and plays guitar and banjo for the band, Desert Pearl. He’s also a 40-year veteran singer/songwriter with two CD’s of his own, “Moon Over the Palo Duro” and “Lost Angel Diner.” www.desertpearlmusic.com
Both Joe and Mackie have written songs that relate to family life – painting pictures with words about their childhoods, and people near and dear to them. Both gravitated to folk, country and bluegrass styles, and ended up living in the American Southwest. Together they will share their story and songs in a concert at the Hillsboro Community Center, Saturday, May 23 at 7pm.