October 2012

Lon Eldridge, a Spring City native,at TVT Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will present Lon Eldridge in concert
on Saturday, November 10, at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10. For reservations, call 365-
PLAY or online at http://www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
Lon Eldridge, a Spring City native, is often said to have talent and style
beyond his years. His warm and infectious musicality is sure keep you tuned in
throughout the night, coupling intricate fingerstyle guitar work with clever and
thought-provoking lyrics. Lon has toured both the USA and Europe, taking his
unique blend of traditional blues, ragtime, and jazz to whole new audiences. http://

“A tall, slim man with a shock of blond hair and an on-again, off-again handlebar
mustache (off-again because he has trouble finding a regular supply of mustache
wax), Lon Eldridge hardly looks the part of the itinerant Mississippi Delta bluesman
roaming from plantation to plantation before the Second World War. And yet, if
you were to close your eyes when he is playing, you might well find yourself thinking
that one of those old men had somehow snuck into the room. Eldridge can’t explain
it… …The result is a performance that stands apart from time and illuminates the
human condition as only great art can.” -Dr. Richard Winham – The Blues Resonate
with Lon Eldridge http://ow.ly/eP1s5

“The Least of These” is cast! At TVT!! Written and directed by Thomas Rodgers The story is set in “Any-Small-City, USA,” right before Christmas, and follows the trials and tribulations of the director of a small charity – an indigent/homeless shelter called “The Least of These.”Performance dates are November30-December 9. Cast includes but not limted to: Dan Frank, Clyde Armstrong, Robert Raines, Steven Orender, Mary Pendergrass, Angela Garrison, Leia Barker, Morgan Robbins, Anessa Van Horn, Bailey Huffstetler, Amber Patterson, Christian Horton, Hunter Walden, Ray Larkins , Mike Jackson, Chris Beam, Jamie McIntosh, Sasbrina Fine and Kristen Liles

Are you an accompanist that is interested in a paid position for an upcoming TVT production? If so please email rodgers.t@att.net and ask for details.

Tribute to the Man in Black Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring will present Jason Thomas and the Mean-eyed Cats’ Tribute to the Man in Black on Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10. Reservations can be made online at tennesseevalleytheatre.com or 423-365-PLAY. Jason Thomas’ tribute to Johnny Cash covers Johnny’s entire career from the Sun Record days in the 50’s, through his most recent recordings on American Recordings. Everyone knows a Johnny Cash song or two and Jason has an arsenal of over 200 Cash tunes in his repertoire, so you’re sure to hear your favorites at any show. It’s like going back in time to “The Johnny Cash Show” of the 60’s. From the instruments, to the wardrobe, to the sound, the authenticity of Jason Thomas and The Mean-Eyed Cats is impeccable. Johnny Cash’s music has been heard and enjoyed by several generations of music lovers from all walks of life. To have a chance to hear his music live again is truly a wonderful thing! http://www.myspace.com/cashtribute1 http://ow.ly/i/100LL