Green River Boys last performance at Singing for Soldiers

Published 9:02 am Thursday, January 24, 2013

For an evening of great food and wonderful music, come to the Green Creek First Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. A barbecue dinner, complete with all the “trimmings” and a delicious dessert will be served at 5 p.m. with a concert scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Reduced price tickets for this fundraiser will be available by calling Lori at 863-2600, or William Henry Page at 863-4857. Tickets at the door will only cost $1 more. Plan now to come and enjoy the food, the music and the famous Green Creek hospitality. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is located just off Hwy. 9 South, at 534 Coxe Rd. (Turn left off Hwy. 9 at the Green Creek Fire Station).

I was very sad after I read about the Green River Boys Band performing together for the last time on Jan. 11. For the past 13 years, we have enjoyed their wonderful music. James Metcalf, spokesman for the group wrote, “I have very special and bittersweet news from the Green River Boys…Singing for the Soldiers… will be our last performance (together) due to the health conditions (of some) of the Green River Boys.” James asked for prayer for the health of the members of the band, especially Bruce Cole, who will soon face heart surgery. In their last performance, they shared the stage with Soldiers For the Cross, (another great Polk County band) and with Mike Upright, the nationally-known top 40 southern singer, who recorded and made famous, one of my favorite songs, “The Great Physicians Hand.” WJFJ’s James Metcalf, who has been a part of the Green River Boys Band for the last 13 years, wrote this song.

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James is working on a solo CD, which will be out soon .We are so proud of the many talented musicians in our area, and we are especially proud of those who have worked so hard to help our military people who have sacrificed so much for our country. Our thanks go out to the Green River Boys, the Soldiers For The Cross, Mike Upright, and especially James Metcalf and the organizers of the Singing For the Soldiers events.