J. D., Alison and Dan helping kids for Christmas

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, J. D. Crowe & The New South, with special guests Alison Krauss and Dan Tymnski, will perform a concert at Powell County High School in Stanton, Kentucky to benefit underprivileged children.  As a part of the Cops & Kids program conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Powell County School System, 100 children will be taken shopping to buy clothing and gifts for Christmas.

Thanks to the generosity of the musicians who are donating their time, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to the children, Christmas will be a little brighter in poverty-stricken east-central Kentucky. The New South have made this an annual event for the past several years.

The show, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will present local Gospel group Drawing Nigh, followed by Bluegrass legend J. D. Crowe & The New South, with Grammy award winners Alison Krauss and Dan Tymnski closing the show. Information on tickets, and a link to make a direct donation, can be found on Crowe’s web site.

J. D.’s website reports that ticket sales are going well, and interested parties are encouraged to buy tickets as soon as possible, or confirm ticket availability before traveling.

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James Gabehart

Jim has been playing the banjo, and other string instruments for nearly 40 years. Since joining the musicians union and becoming a performing musician at the age of 15, he won five West Virginia State Banjo Championships, as well as dozens of other competitions, and has taught hundreds of students. Jim was elected as Prosecuting Attorney for Lincoln County, WV in November 2012, and is an active touring performer with his wife and musical partner, Valerie. Learn more about their music at www.JimandValerieGabehart.com.