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Rockabilly Piano at GVPAC heads vet tribute

The News-Examiner of Montpelier, Idaho

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A special feature of the Saturday, Nov. 7 performance is the opportunity for the first 20 veterans (plus a guest — total 40 patrons) to pick up free seating at Sanders Furniture in Soda Springs to be our guests at this show to express our appreciation for your service as well as treat you all to this special entertainment. Our raffle hostess, Beckey Sherer will be offering a separate veterans-only raffle prize.

Local performers have been graciously accommodated by our featured artist to add to our Patriotic Tribute. Please arrive timely to register for adult and youth door prizes, peruse the decor which will include a memorial photo table, greet friends and neighbors, and be seated for the 7 p.m. posting of the colors. The evening's printed program will feature the scheduled guest performers.

Approximately one-fourth of the 500 spacious seats available at the Gem Valley PAC have been reserved by season ticket holders. Every seat offers great sound, visibility, comfort, and first-class venue hospitality. Sander's Furniture in Soda Springs is the courtesy ticket vendor (547-3706) at $12 per adult and $7 youth. Season tickets are still a cost-saving deal because a $60 adult pass makes each of the five remaining shows $ 12 but also includes a $5 contribution to the Grace High School theatre department and free Friday night admission to the April spring musical. The $15 youth season pass is essentially the cost of two youth admissions and also includes the Friday GHS show admission. Plus — every season ticket holder keeping their pass validated (punched) at every performance will be eligible to enter the March drawing for a free season pass for the 2016-2017 concert series.

Brady Goss is the young (age 26) 'piano man' hailing from Wallowa, Oregon, who will electrify the Grace stage with his high energy Jerry Lee Lewis-style sizzling ivories. Please don't decide this style is not for you. Brady's online biography quotes his Dad Mike hailing Jerry Lee Lewis as "one ofthe most creative keyboard musicians of his time. From Country, to Jazz, to Rock 'N Roll, (Lewis's) diversity and creativity was fertile ground for Brady's young musical mind." We guarantee you will love Brady's interpretation of such classics as "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "Chantilly Lace". Visit his website at for videos of his unique and entertaining talents.

Brady's dad played with a local band as a young father. With an amazing ear for music, Brady had picked up playing the top hand of several familiar tunes from his dad. At the age of four, he asked his dad to "show me how the other hand works". When Mr. Goss came home from work at the family-owned grocery store that night, Brady played all the tunes he had known in the morning with two hands!

This prodigy was known as "piano man" even in junior high. His latest self-taught talent is acoustic guitar. A recent career milestone for Brady was opening for his guitar mentor Martin Sexton. Brady claims to "never pracrice I just have fun." His singing debut didn't come until his 16th summer — after school and baseball season were over. Read Brady's online biography about a unique 'regular kid' who has been married to music his whole 26 years.

We encourage you to join us at 704 South Main in Grace for an evening of outstanding entertainment — quality entertainment close to home. PRT bus service from Soda Springs may be reserved by calling Bruce Lind at 547-3334 or the Senior Citizens Center 547-3007.

Local sponsors will be acknowledged from the stage, in the show programs, and the snow review article. Patron support is vital to the financial success of this seasons schedule of top-notch shows. Less than 40 percent of the entertainment contract fees will be covered by season ticket sales to date. Record attendance would be the saving grace for the financial success of our concert series. Performers also respond to the appreciation of a large crowd with their best performance.

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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