Last Saturday evening at the Delta Center for the Performing Arts and Education, a very special event occurred with the appearance and performance of the Walker Family's presentation of the "Redhead Express" in concert to round out the 2011-12 performance season for the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association.
A near-capacity audience of season ticket members and guests enjoyed the two-hour performance of heart-warming music and song mingled with dance and good humor as performed by Brett and Apryll Walker and their seven children ranging in age from 21 to 9.
It is a true family band each of whom are talented and skilled musicians who share their music and singing with an infectious joy and enthusiasm that was welcomed with rousing applause and appreciation by all in attendance.
The "Redheads" consist of the four eldest daughters who sing and accompany themselves on their various instruments. They are Kendra, who plays lead guitar and writes original music for the family, LaRae, superb on the banjo, Alisa, with her fiddle and mandolin, and Meghan, who keeps it all together with the rhythm on the bass. Their uniquely blending voices combined with their instrumental talent, enthusiasm and radiant smiles continually reflected their love of the great music they perform and of one another in their family.
The three younger boys, Sean, Joseph, and Ammon, also enjoyed their time to shine on the fiddle, mandolin, banjo and bass as they sang three-part harmony and just had a great 'ole time as only three young brothers can.
Throughout the show the Walkers would perform some of the great popular and country music along with original compositions, sometimes all together but mostly in various groupings from duets to four or more, which provided a great variety of sound and personalities resulting in a unique family entertainment experience for a most appreciative audience whose standing ovation brought the family back for a rousing encore to cap off the show!
The Walker Family's "Redhead Express" climaxed a great season for the DMCCA. We trust that you were able to enjoy the concerts with us and invite you to sign up for the upcoming 2012-13 season which consists of another five concerts just bursting with great and talented performers with the first concert scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17. For complete details and season ticket information, please call Bob Brown at 835-4480 (for Delta County) or Sue Roshar at 249-9154 (Montrose County). In the meantime, enjoy a great summer. We'll look forward to seeing you each once again in the fall. Keep a song in your heart!blog comments powered by Disqus