Several nationally touring artists are teaming up in Perry, Mo. on August 10 to benefit the Lincoln School Project.
The Vandalia area is invited to attend an evening filled with live music, all for a great cause at the MW Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center just off State Highway J. Space is limited for the event so those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early.
The event, featuring a fusion of Jazz, Blues, and Pop music, is being led by headliners Chuck Overton and Barbara Carr.
Overton, who lives in Vandalia, is the founder and leader of the RCA/CBS recording group “Brainstorm.” He co-wrote and performed one of their biggest hits “This Must Be Heaven” and performed during “Lovin’ Is Really My Game.”
Carr has recorded 13 national blues albums including her new CD “Keep The Fire Burning.” She recently performed at the Blues Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Both Overton and Carr delighted fans recently with a combined performance during the 2012 Vandalia Area Fair.
Other nationally touring artists appearing include Rob Killiam, Alex Whalen, Stuart Smith, Mark McKnight, and D’n’A (Alexis Bratton, Quesha Ross, and Jamin Hardin.)
More from Overton
A fun look back to Overton’s younger days with “Brainstorm” can be viewed on YouTube when the group appeared on the nationally televised show “Soul Train.” Overton can be seen jamming on his saxophone during the 5:20 mark of the video. He is later interviewed by the legendary Don Cornelius around the 7:25 mark.
More on the Project
The Lincoln School Project is currently in phase six of its plan to restore the facility.
Crews recently worked on cabinets for the bathrooms and kitchens. They also laid tile floors in the two bathrooms and all the wiring and wall studding is completed in the kitchen. A sidewalk was also put into place recently at the front of the building.
Many hours of hard labor have been put into the school in the past year. Plans eventually call for a recording studio to be added to help develop young talent in the area. The goal is for the facility to one day be filled with world-class entertainment.